We will meet in Šmartno medieval town. Šmartno is going to be our starting and ending point for exploring Brda region by walk. A picturesque borderline landscape with rolling hills, terraced vineyards, cherry orchards, olive groves and hilltop villages which is nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic, will take your breath away. Walk and sample seasonal fruits, fresh wild edibles and taste local cuisine and sample local wine. A real walk into the finest Slovenian deli! After our hiking through the vineyards we will stroll around medieval town of Šmartno with a glass of wine from Brda region. I can't wait to co create hike & wine experience in Brda region with you.
Hi, I am Vesna, a founder and chief experience officer for Soca valley and its neighboring regions. I am a certified local guide in love with hiking and passionate about orange wine and local wine varieties. I felt in love with orange wine 5 years ago when I was sipping a glass of Kramar wine at Hiša Polonka in Kobarid. The amber color pulled me into the orange wine revolution. I deepened my knowledge about orange wines on different wine tasting and wine festivals in Slovenia. I specialize in guided walks through the vineyards in Goriska Brda region according to people stamina. I have a sense for serendipity and magical moments. My focus is responsible and green tourism in small groups up to 4 people.
I will provide home made herbal omelette. Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions!
I will provide herbal tea and a glass of orange wine or Rebula wine.
We will make a loop around Brda wine region with the stating and ending point at Šmartno village, a relaxing and charming place surrounded by the vineyards and one of the most scenic villages in Slovenia. However, we could do a slightly different version of this hike, depending on the weather, ability and people stamina. After we finish with a hike and clean up, we can enjoy lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in Brda region (extra charge!).
Bring comfortable shoes, long pants, extra T-shirt, sun glasses, sunscreen, hat, bottle of water. Please contact me before hike & wine experience about your dietary restrictions.
I have walked all of the hiking trails in Brda region, so once we meet in person in Šmartno, I will know which trail suits your stamina and condition. During the summer time, a hike starts at 7am due to high temperatures! In case of the bad weather, we can explore Brda region by car.
Brda hike & wine experience with a local