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St. Martin’s Festival

St. Martin’s Festival

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St Martin’s Festival in the Karst 2022 is back in a distinctive format packed with flavours and tradition of the Karst. 

The winemakers along the Karst Wine Route beckon you to their open wine cellars and this year again, you will have the option to get there by organised bus service. The Wine Festival in Štanjel will be characterised by great oenogastronomic offer, accompanied by live music and authentic experiences in Štanjel, the “pearl of the Karst”. Get some sporting action at the Farewell to autumn in the Karst running event and get to know charming Lipica in a new light. Join us in the village of Pliskovica at the A glass with St Martin and new wine event.  Round off St Martin’s Festival in the Karst with the Martin’s Rock'n'Roll evening event in Dutovlje.

St Martin’s Festival in the Karst is well known for entertainment, culinary exploits and tasting of unique Karst wine varieties. 

Take a day off and join us in the Karst.

Programme

Programme

Saturday, 5 November

Sežana

10.00 – Villa, Garden and Wine – The Sežana Botanical Garden at Villa Mirasasso

A guided tour of Villa Mirasasso, the botanical garden and Vinakras’ wine cellar, along with tasting of wines and dry-cured meat products. Meeting point: in front of the building of the Municipality of Sežana Admission fee: €23 Registration is required by 4 November at info@vrtsezana.si. The number of places is limited. More info at www.vrtsezana.si.

Wednesday, 9 November 

Dutovlje, Bunčetova Homestead

18.00 – What we should know before starting to produce organic wine? - Expert consultation with Tamara Rusjan, BSc Agr. Eng., winemaking consultant from the Forestry and Agricultural Institute of Nova Gorica

Thursday, 10 November

Štanjel

16.00 – The 3rd evaluation of young wines at Štanjel Castle
19.00 – Proclamation of young wine evaluation results and tasting of young wine

19.30 – Screening of the “One Karst, One Festival” film
 

Friday, 11 November

Štanjel

19.00 – Wine evening with a Karst winemaker in the Vinoteka Grad Štanjel wine shop

Dutovlje, Bunčetova Homestead

18.00 – Young wine blessing ceremony with cultural programme 

18.00–19.00 – Fairytale Hour – St Martin’s celebration for the youngest, with librarian Marja Filipčič Mulič 

Saturday, 12 November

Sežana

9.00–12.00 – St Martin’s event in the typical Karst courtyard of Vinakras

10.00 – Villa, Garden and Wine – The Sežana Botanical Garden

A guided tour of Villa Mirasasso, the botanical garden and Vinakras’ wine cellar, along with tasting of wines and dry-cured meat products. Meeting point: in front of the building of the Municipality of Sežana Admission fee: €23 Registration is required by 11 November at info@vrtsezana.si. The number of places is limited. More info at www.vrtsezana.si

Lipica – “Farewell to autumn in the Karst” running event

10.00 – A hike through the Karst Living Museum – meeting point: start/finish arena. Registration is required.*

10.00–15.00 – St Martin’s Festival for children

11.00 – Start of the 5- and 10-km running events Registration is required.*

14.00 – A guided tour of the Lipica Stud Farm

15.00 – A visit to the Classical Riding School training session

* Registration is required at www.tekaskipozdrav.si.

Dutovlje, Bunčetova Homestead, main village square, event site

10.00–16.00 – Open Day at Bunčetova Homestead, Pepa's Karst Garden and the Memorial Room of the writer Boris Pahor. A guided tour; price: 1 wine voucher

12.00–17.00 – Culinary treats at St Martin’s Festival – main village square

20.30 – St Martin’s Rock’n’Roll, “Na Placu” Sport and Cultural Society – in a tent at the event site. Music band: MI2. Admission fee. Organised bus transport in the evening.

Pliskovica

17.30 – “A glass with St Martin and new wine”

Guided tastings of young wines, honey and honey products of the Karst as well as local culinary treats; a get-together with live music. Admission fee: €30 Security deposit for a glass: €5 The number of places is limited. Registration is required by 10 November. More info and registration at +386 5 764 02 50 or info@hostelkras.com.

The organiser reserves the right to alter the programme.

Saturday, 12 November, WINE FESTIVAL IN ŠTANJEL

10.00–20.00 – WINE & CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT ŠTANJEL CASTLE

Tasting of wines, typical dry-cured meats, cheese and other culinary specialities of the Karst.

WINE CELLARS: 

Domačija Bole Avber (homestead), Kmetija Buntovi (farm), CV - Colja vino (winemaker), Čotova klet (wine cellar), Vina Fabjan (winemaker), Domačija Furlan (homestead), Vinogradništvo in vinarstvo Kante-Mrevlje (winegrower & winemaker), Vina Kobal (winemaker), Izletniška kmetija Kosmina (farm offering home-cooked meals), Kmetija Mržek (farm), Vinska klet Orel (wine cellar), Vina Slamič – Perinova domačija (winemaker & homestead), Vinarstvo Rebula (winemaker), Vina Sanabor (winemaker), Vina Santei (winemaker), Vina Škabar (winemaker), Vina Štoka (winemaker), Vinakras Sežana (wine company & wine cellar), Vina Vrabec (winemaker), Domačija Zančevi – Vinarstvo Pipan (homestead & winemaker)

CATERING SERVICE PROVIDERS: 

Bistro Grad Štanjel, Koča na Kokoši (hut on Mt Kokoš), Izletniška kmetija Kosmina (farm offering home-cooked meals), Ekološka turistična kmetija Toncevi (organic tourist farm)

PROVIDERS OF DRY-CURED MEAT PRODUCTS AND CHEESE: 

Domačija Čilčevi (organic farm & cheese dairy), Ekološka kmetija Francetovi (organic farm), pršutarna KRAS (prosciutto-making plant), Izletniška kmetija Kosmina (farm offering home-cooked meals), Sirarstvo Orel (cheese dairy), Stara pršutarna Q Komel (prosciutto-making plant), Vojko Markočič – Celjske mesnine (meat products)

10.00–18.00 – St Martin's market

13.00 – Must blessing ceremony with cultural programme and proclamation of the best winemakers at the 3rd evaluation of young wines at the Wine Festival in Štanjel

14.00 and 15.30 – Guided tour: The most beautiful nooks of Štanjel

14.00–17.00 – The “Ne joči pevec” trio

19.00 – Screening of the “One Karst, One Festival” film – community hall in Kobjeglava

In the case of bad weather, the event will take place in a tent on the castle courtyard.  The organiser reserves the right to alter the programme. 

Information

TASTING AND VOUCHERS

WINE VOUCHERS

All tastings in wine cellars and Štanjel are available only with pre-purchased wine vouchers. You can purchase them at info points in Štanjel, Sežana, Dutovlje, Tomaj and Lipica. Tasting glasses can also be purchased at all info points.

FOOD VOUCHERS

Food tasting with vouchers is available in Štanjel. Vouchers can be purchased at info points in Štanjel, Sežana, Dutovlje, Tomaj and Lipica. 

All vouchers are redeemable only on Saturday, 12 November 2022. 

PRICE LIST OF VOUCHERS AND GLASSES:

WINE VOUCHERS (set of 4): €10 

FOOD VOUCHERS (1 voucher): €6

(1 voucher = 1 tasting) 

GLASS: €5 (Wine tasting is possible with a purchased glass).

INFORMATION AND SALE OF VOUCHERS 

Štanjel – Štanjel Tourist Information Centre (castle courtyard)  

Sežana – Sežana Tourist Information Centre

Dutovlje – Dutovlje Tourist Information Centre 

Tomaj – Tomaj Community Centre

Lipica – in front of the entrance to the Lipica Stud Farm

It is not possible to purchase vouchers in wine cellars or on the bus. 

Contact

Štanjel Castle Visitor Centre
Štanjel 1a
6222 Štanjel
TIC Dutovlje
Dutovlje 65
6221 Dutovlje
TIC Sežana
Partizanska cesta 4
6210 Sežana
OPEN WINE CELLARS

Saturday, 12 November, OPEN DAY AT WINE CELLARS ALONG THE KARST WINE ROUTE 

Open wine cellars will bear a sign “Dan odprtih kleti/Open Wine Cellar Day” and be marked with a sprig of ivy. Wine cellars will be open from 10.00 to 19.00.  

Organised bus transport will again be available this year to allow for carefree and safe exploring of wine cellars and Karst villages, where selected winemakers, winegrowers and farmers will put on the table their home-produced wine, while local societies will prepare entertainment programme and provide for catering.

10.00–18.00 ORGANISED BUS TRANSPORT 

The bus service runs along the circular route, approx. every half hour. The price of a daily bus ticket (wristband) is 1 wine voucher (it can be purchased only on a bus).

EXQUISITE WINE CIRCULAR ROUTE: starting at 10.00 and passing open wine cellars 

Direction: Lipica - Sežana (municipal building) - Križ - Avber (2 stops) - Ponikve - Kobdilj - Štanjel - Kobdilj - Kopriva - Skopo - Dutovlje (primary school) - Pliskovica - Dutovlje (centre) - Tomaj - Križ - Sežana (municipal building) - Lipica

THE SEŽANA–ŠTANJEL TOUR: starting at 12.00 

Direction: Sežana (municipal building) - Križ - Tomaj - Dutovlje (centre) - Dutovlje (primary school) - Skopo - Kopriva - Kobdilj - Štanjel - Kobdilj - Kopriva - Skopo - Dutovlje (primary school) - Dutovlje (centre) - Tomaj - Križ - Sežana (municipal building)

OWN TRANSPORT Large groups can visit wine cellars only by prior arrangement. Vouchers will be available on the day of the event at designated points of sale.

OPEN WINE CELLARS

VINSKA KLET TAVČAR –
PRI STARČIH

Križ 158, 6210 Sežana
Tel.: +386 (0)31 329 622, 
+386 (0)5 764 03 85
vinotavcar@gmail.com
www.tavcar.si

VINOGRADNIŠTVO IN
VINARSTVO PIPAN

Križ 159, 6210 Sežana
Tel.: +386 (0)40 506 435
vinapipan@gmail.com
FB: vinogradnistvopipan

VINSKA KLET OREL

Avber 10, 6210 Sežana
Tel.: +386 (0)41 850 811
matjaz.orel@gmail.com,
vinskaklet.orel@gmail.com
www.vinskakletorel.com

TURISTIČNA KMETIJA
FRANCINOVI

Avber 21, 6210 Sežana
Tel.: +386 (0)41 472 713, 
+386 (0)40 816 362
info@ukmar.si
www.ukmar.si

DOMAČIJA BOLE

Avber 32, 6210 Sežana
Tel.: +386 (0)41 639 632
bole.majda@gmail.com

KMETIJA UKMAR
(Teran Queen 2022/2023)

Ponikve 31, 6210 Sežana
Tel.: +386 (0)41 292 793
kmetija_ukmar@yahoo.com
www.kmetija-ukmar.si

VINSKA KLET GULIČ

Kopriva 10, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)41 622 176
klet.gulic@gmail.com
www.kletgulic.com
FB: vinskakletgulic

TURISTIČNA KMETIJA
PRI ŽIVCOVIH

Skopo 24, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)31 369 868
info@pri-zivcovih.com
www.pri-zivcovih.com

KRAŠKA KLET KRSTAN

Skopo 61, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)41 587 547
kraskakletkrstan@gmail.com
www.kraskakletkrstan.si

DOMAČIJA VRABČI 

Pliskovica 12,  6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)40 202 920
ivo@vrabci.si
www.vrabci.si

TURISTIČNA KMETIJA
PETELIN – DURCIK

Pliskovica 93, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.:+386 (0)41 519 253
petelin.durcik@siol.com
www.petelin-durcik.si

VINSKA KLET ŠTOK

Dutovlje, main village square, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)41 349 198
stok.david@siol.net

VINARSTVO ŠIRCA – KODRIČ

Dutovlje 1b, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)31 808 329, 
+386 (0)31 372 047
sirca.kodric@gmail.com
www.sirca-kodric.si

BRTALAČEVA KMETIJA

Dutovlje 64, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.:+386 (0)40 139 602,
+386 (0)31 845 105
urban.skapin@gmail.com
www.brtalaceva-kmetija.si

VINOGRADNIŠTVO IN VINARSTVO
PETELIN – ROGELJA

Tomaj 18, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.:+386 (0)40 425 573
petelin.rogelja@silo.net
FB: petelinrogelja

VINA ŠTOLFA – DOMAČIJA PR'CENETOVIH

Tomaj 34, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)31 307 274
ales.stolfa@gmail.com

ŠKERLJ WINE ESTATE – VINSKA KLET ŠKERLJ

Tomaj 46, 6211 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)51 313 443,
+386 (0)40 581 723
kris.skerlj@gmail.com
mirjanapetric3@gmail.com
www.skerlj-teran.net

VINARSTVO STARC

Tomaj 88, 6221 Dutovlje
Tel.: +386 (0)40 120 858
bogomil.starc@gmail.com
www.vinastarc.si

VINA FABJAN

Kobdilj 51, 6222 Štanjel
Tel.: +386 (0)40 363 869
martin.fabjan@gmail.com
www.vinafabjan.si

ORGANISED BUS TRANSPORT

Saturday, 12 November, ORGANISED BUS TRANSPORT

Organised bus transport will again be available this year to allow for carefree and safe exploring of wine cellars and Karst villages.

The bus service runs along the circular route, approx. every half hour. The price of a daily bus ticket (wristband) is 1 wine voucher (it can be purchased only on a bus).

EXQUISITE WINE CIRCULAR ROUTE: starting at 10.00 and passing open wine cellars 

Direction: Lipica - Sežana (municipal building) - Križ - Avber (2 stops) - Ponikve - Kobdilj - Štanjel - Kobdilj - Kopriva - Skopo - Dutovlje (primary school) - Pliskovica - Dutovlje (centre) - Tomaj - Križ - Sežana (municipal building) - Lipica

THE SEŽANA–ŠTANJEL TOUR: starting at 12.00 

Direction: Sežana (municipal building) - Križ - Tomaj - Dutovlje (centre) - Dutovlje (primary school) - Skopo - Kopriva - Kobdilj - Štanjel - Kobdilj - Kopriva - Skopo - Dutovlje (primary school) - Dutovlje (centre) - Tomaj - Križ - Sežana (municipal building)

The bus timetables will be published soon.

You can also arrive at St Martin’s Festival in the Karst by train. The train timetables are available HERE.

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