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SLOVENIA WINE TOUR FOR U.S. WINE EXPERTS

 This tour is all about the wine of Slovenia.

 It is tailored for those who write about wine, buy wine, serve wine and love wine. The tour was developed in consultation with wine writers and editors, leading importers of Slovenian wines and those who sell wine, to reveal the depth and breadth of Slovenian wines.

 Give us five days and we will give you Slovenia's best wines and winemakers (with the Julian Alps and Slovenia's Adriatic Coast thrown in for good measure). We will also give you superb gastronomy to match Slovenia's delicious wines and a comfortable tour of this Alpine gem at the crossroads of Europe.

 Come join us in the "the land of extreme winemaking" (Jancis Robinson) and at the source of "wild, wild wines" (Corie Brown).

 It will be an unforgettable experience.

 

Date: 5-9 June, 2012 / 5 days / 4 nights

Min-max number of participants: 10 - 20 pax

 

ITINERARY

 DAY 1, Tuesday, 5 June

• Morning or evening arrival to Ljubljana (OPTION: flight from Vienna)

• Accommodation in GH Union

• Dinner on own / OPTION: dinner and wine introduction in Origano restaurant

GH Union Executive 4*

 

 DAY 2, Wednesday, 6 June

• breakfast at the hotel

• 8.00 - bus drive to Vipava valley

• 9.15 - visit Tilia winery http://www.tic-ajdovscina.si/?vie=cnt&id=2007010411254531&lng=eng

• 11.00 - visit Batič winery http://www.batic.si/

• 12.30 - depart to Cejkota homestead (unforgettable culinary experience)

• 13.00 - lunch and wine tasting

• 15.00 - depart to Kras region

• 15.30 - visit Cotar bio-dynamic winery http://www.cotar.si/ang-index.htm

• 17.00 - depart to Brda

• 18.15 - accommodation

• 19.30 - tasting menu and wine pairing at Klinec inn (THE culinary place)

Kozana Hotel 3* (B,L,D)

 

 DAY 3, Thursday, 7 June

• breakfast at the hotel

• 9.00 - check-out of hotel

• 9.30 - wine tasting at Bjana winery http://www.bjana.si/en/index.html

• 11.15 - visit to Kabaj winery (amphora wines…) lunch - fingerfood http://www.kabajmorel.si/

• 14.00 - wine tasting at Edi Simcic wineryhttp://www.edisimcic.si/index_en.html OR Marjan Simčič winery http://www.simcic.si/en

• 16.00 - wine tasting at Movia winery

• 19.00 - dinner at Movia winery http://www.movia.si/en

• Overnight

Kozana Hotel 3* (B,L,D)

  

DAY 4, Friday, 8 June

 8.45 - check-out hotel

• 9.00 -depart towards Kras plateau

• 10.45 - wine tasting in Lisjak wine cellar in Dutovlje (Teran red wine tasting) http://www.lisjak.si/

· 12.15 - depart to Koper

· 13.30 - sample wines in the cellars of Vina Koper http://www.vinakoper.si/index_e.html OR Santomas (lunch) http://www.santomas.si/en/index.html OR Korenika & Moskon http://www.korenikamoskon.si/index.html

· 15.30 - short sight-seeing of the medieval Piran town and modern Portoroz

· 16.30 - depart to Bled

· 18.30 - accommodation in a boutique Triglav hotel 4* (option Vila Bled 4* or GH Toplice 5*)

· 19.30 - wrap up gala dinner with wine pairings (wineries from the East)

· overnight

Triglav Hotel 4* (B,L,D)

 

  DAY 5, Saturday, 9 June

• breakfast at the hotel

• check - out

• Sightseeing of Bled (if time available)

• private transfer to Ljubljana airport

 

 

OPTIONAL - EXTENTION

· Ljubljana & Bled sightseeing (landmarks of Ljubljana, including architectual masterpieces of Joze Plecnik, funicular ride to Ljubljana castle)

  

ACCOMMODATION

1 x night GH UNION EXECUTIVE 4*, LJUBLJANA

2 x nights KOZANA HOTEL 3*, GORIŠKA BRDA

1 x night TRIGLAV HOTEL 4*, BLED

 

 ALL - INCLUSIVE PRICE PER PERSON:

 • EUR 1,915 / USD 2,535

  

INCLUDED:

1. ACCOMMODATION IN DBL/SGL USE ROOM, BB

• 1x GH Union 4*, Ljubljana (or similar)

• 2x Kozana hotel 3*, Brda

• 1x Triglav hotel 4*, Bled

 

2. COACH

• 18 or 36 seater comfortable bus, including driver’s accommodation and food, from day 01 to day 05.

 

3. GUIDE

• Licensed English speaking throughout guide, from day 01 to day 05.

 

 4. F & B

• Lunch with wines, Cejkota inn

• Dinner - tasting menu with wine pairing - Klinec inn

• Lunch with wine tasting - Kabaj inn

• Dinner + wine tasting - Movia

• Lunch + wine tasting - Santomas

• Dinner + wine tasting - Triglav hotel

  

5. WINERIES*

• Tilia

• Batič

• Čotar

• Bjana

• Kabaj

• Movia

• Simčič (Edi or Marjan)

• Lisjak

• Santomas/Korenika&Moskon/VinaKoper

 *Please note these are suggested wineries and will be confirmed according to their time availability.

  

NOT INCLUDED:

• Roundtrip international flights

• Gratuities

• Any other expense not included in the program

 

 PLEASE KINDLY NOTE:

To hold a space, confirmation of services should be made by April 2, 2012 and a 30% deposit is asked to be wired to our bank account. The balance due is no later than 14 days prior to departure:

Atelje unikatnih potovanj d.o.o.

Rakovnik 132

1215 Medvode

SLOVENIA

 

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank d.d.

• IBAN: SI56 3300 0000 4347 337

• SWIFT CODE: HAABSI22

• VAT NUMBER: SI86154575

• REGISTRATION NUMBER:3597032000

 

  

CANCELLATION FEES:

 

CANCELLATION DATE

CANCELLATION CHARGE

Up to 35 days before arrival

30%

14 - 34 days before arrival

50%

7 - 13 days before arrival

70%

1- 6 days before arrival

90%

Cancellation on the day of arrival, no show

100 %

 The above terms are part of Unique Slovenia’s Terms and conditions http://www.unique-slovenia.si/si/pomembno/terms-and-conditions/28/

 

PARTNER IN THE U.S.

Mark Ryavec, the Honorary Consul General Emeritus of Slovenia for California, has traveled extensively in Slovenia since 1974 and has visited many of Slovenia’s wineries during his more than 20 visits to the country.

As Vice President of the Los Angeles Consular Press Organization, he organizes the LA Consular Corps’ annual dégustation with wine writers and editors. He is a certified sommelier with the International Sommelier Guild (Level 1&2).

 

 APPENDIX:

 

WINE VARIETIES OF SUGGESTED WINERIES IN THE PROGRAM:

TILIA -Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

BATIČ -Pinela, Ribolla Gialla, Malvazija, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

ČOTAR - Malvazija, Sauvignon, Vitovska, Sladkominka, Teran, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (Bio-dynamic)

BJANA - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Ribolla Gialla (sparkling wines)

KABAJ - MOREL - Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Ravan, (also amphora wine)

EDI SIMČIČ - Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Malvazija, Ribolla Gialla, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Option

MARJAN SIMČIČ - Ribolla, Sauvignonasse, Pinot Gris, Chardonay, Pinot Noir, Merlot

MOVIA - Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Malvazija, Ribolla Gialla, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot (Bio dynamic)

BORIS LISJAK - Teran, Vitovska grganja, Refosco, (very local varieties), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

SANTOMAS - Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvazija, Merlot

Option

VINA KOPER - Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvazija, Merlot, Chardonnay, Muscat, Shiraz, Pinot Gris

 Option

KORENIKA & MOSKON - Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvazija, Merlot, Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

 

  

SUGGESTION FOR EASTERN SLOVENIA WINE PRODUCERS:

 

MAROF, KOGL, PULLUS, STEYER, PROTNER, DVERI PAX, VERUS…

(to be determined and consulted with a sommelier)

 

Typical varieties:

Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sipon/Formint (very local), Riesling, Welschriesling, Muscat, Traminer, Blaufraenkisch, Pinot Noir, Silvaner