TUESDAY, 11th June, 5pm:
This is Slovenia's vineyard and olive territory. In the peaceful village of Smarje, near Capodistria, in the heart of Slovenian Istria, you will visit the vineyards and olive groves of Ludvik Nazarij Glavina. They produce vintage wines, distinctive Smarje olive oil and grappa. Step into the wine cellars for a wine tasting.
Your guide will take you on a walking tour and at the weekly market the farmers will be on hand to show you their traditional recipes and home-make products. At the market, you’ll be given booklet with 3 vouchers that can be used to exchange with the vendors to taste their goods. Everything from fruit juice to wine, cakes to cookies are here for you to try. There’s even some locally made ceramics, perfect to buy as a souvenir. Just so you know… The vouchers you use in exchange for tasting are like a payment and go towards maintaining the village life.