9-13 June 2013
Koper, Slovenia
UTC timezone
TUESDAY, 11th June, 5pm:
  • Start of buses at 5 P.M. from Koper: 2 groups; each 2 buses; guides provided
  • Arrival in front of the Santomas vinery
  • Guided tour  to Santomas winery with explanation about the wines and tecnology of making them with wine tasting 3 samples of wine in the winery. At the end possibility to purchase the wines /cca 45 min- 1 hour/
  • Drive to Padna, guided visit of picturesque willage and tasting of tipical food and drink product of  Slovenian Istria  /cca 45 min- 1 hour/
  • Second group: first Padna, then  Santomas
Santomas winery:

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.