The Teran Queens
Sunday, 8 August 2021 at 18:00 in Pliskovica, location: pod Latnikom (if it rains, the event will be held in the Youth Hostel). Olga Milič, the first Teran Queen, won the contest at the 1979 Teran and Prosciutto Festival. In years that followed, there have been many more Teran Queens. In fact, over 30 of them. The contests took a different format each year: initially they were held on the main event stage, then a few times the female representative of the winning farm cart in the procession became the Queen. Later on, the contest was organised independently, and for the last few years, the winemakers’ representatives have selected the Queen behind closed doors... The Slovenian actor Pavle Ravnohrib will host the event and converse with the Teran Queens, and a musical performance will be delivered by the duo ‘Naši fantje’. Join us and chat over a glass of local Teran and a slice or two of prosciutto.
Friday, 13 August 2021 at 18:00 Kobjeglava, in front of the hall (if it rains, the event will be held in the hall). Prosciutto is a culinary speciality that the locals always proudly serve to their guests. And – apart from the Teran wine – prosciutto is what every guest or visitor to the Karst asks for upon arrival. So what is Karst prosciutto all about and what does proper prosciutto look like? What has prosciutto given to the Festival and what has the Festival given to prosciutto? The host Ana Facchini will discuss this with the top local prosciutto makers, caterers and connoisseurs. Musical entertainment will be provided by the band ‘Ne joči Pevec’, and we will taste different prosciuttos while tasting wines presented by local winemakers.
Sunday, 15 August 2021 at 18:00 Vinakras Sežana
Teran is a special wine that first merited its own festival 50 years ago. The team of the then Agricultural Cooperative (the predecessor of today’s Vinakras) came up with the idea of organising an event in the Karst where local farmers, Teran producers and prosciutto makers could present themselves. Just like the Festival, the Teran wine has been developing throughout the decades. What does Teran look like today and what awaits it in the future? Žan Papič will discuss this with winemakers and wine experts and we will get to know the top ten Teran wines for 2020 and three vintage wines better, while music will be performed by ‘Prizma band’.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 18:00 Botanical Garden in Sežana (if it rains, the event will be held in the Interpretation Centre)
Ever since the first Teran and Prosciutto Festival, organised by the Agricultural Cooperative in 1970, organisation of the event has passed from one party to another. From local communities, societies and institutions to private organisers. Every one of them added a thread to this fabric that is now praised as the most widely recognised event in the Karst. In the company of organisers of the Teran and Prosciutto Festival past and present, Ana Tavčar will reminisce about the challenges in the organisation of the previous events. The wine note will be added by producers of sparkling wines, while the musical notes will be provided by the musician Tomaž Nedoh.
Monday, 23 August 2021 at 18.00 Lipica Stud Farm, castle gardens (if it rains, the event will be held in the Maestoso Hotel)
The cart procession is the most widely recognised part of the Teran and Prosciutto Festival. Every year this ethnological event brings visitors closer to the rich Karst tradition, while also bringing together dozens of Karst locals. The latter demonstrate a custom, chore or activity that is fascinating or original, and present old tools, accessories, furniture and clothes – all of which tell tales about the inhabitants of Karst. The permanent participants of the procession, presented by the hosts Primož Forte and Andrej Jelačin, will create the cultural programme. The following will appear: Kraška pihalna godba Sežana (brass band), Mažoretke Povir (drum majorettes), cultural societies: KD Kraški šopek, KD Borjač, KD Kraška harmonika, and Društvo kmetic sežanske regije as well as Klub Balilla (vintage cars) and others.
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