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Wine Festival in Štanjel

Wine Festival in Štanjel

St. Martin’s Festival is known for entertainment, culinary exploits and, of course, tasting of Karst wine varieties. There is a hop-on-hop-off bus service that takes you from one open wine cellar to another. The tasting of young wine and excellent Karst dishes will surely amaze every visitor to this special culinary event.

During St. Martin’s Festival, you can find a rich culinary offer in many farms along the Karst Wine Route and an interesting programme is also awaiting you in Sežana and Štanjel.

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Programme

Friday, 8 November

13.00 ~ 2nd Assessment of Young Wines at the Wine Festival in Štanjel
Location: Bistro Grad Štanjel, under the guidance of the Expert Panel of the Knights from the European Order of Wine Knights

16.30 –20.00 ~ Symposium on Teran wine, Štanjel
Expert consultation within the Agrotur Project, Interreg Italy–Slovenia: Cross-border sustainable development of agriculture and tourism in the Karst Plateau Free admission

17.00–20.00 ~ Opening of exhibitions and small cultural events

Saturday, 9 November

10.00–20.00 ~ Wine & Culinary experience at Štanjel Castle
Tasting of wines, typical dry-cured meats, cheese and other culinary specialties of the Karst:

  • Wine cellars
  • Regional cuisine: tasting of dishes prepared by local restaurants and inns
  • Cheese makers
  • Prosciutto makers and producers of other dry-cured meats

10.00–18.00 ~ St. Martin's market and art market, with creative workshops

12.00–15.00 ~ The most beautiful nooks of Štanjel, guided tours

13.00 ~ Must blessing ceremony with cultural programme and proclamation of the best young wines

14.00–19.00 ~ Live music near the Karst House
‘Počeni škafi’ music band, with accompanying programme


Sunday, 10 November

10.00–16.00 ~ Wine & Culinary experience at Štanjel Castle
Tasting of wines, typical dry-cured meats, cheese and other culinary specialties of the Karst:

  • Wine cellars
  • Regional cuisine: tasting of dishes prepared by local restaurants and inns
  • Cheese makers
  • Prosciutto makers and producers of other dry-cured meats

10.00–16.00 ~ St. Martin's market and art market, with creative workshops

12.00–15.00 ~ The most beautiful nooks of Štanjel, guided tours

Information

Tasting and vouchers

Wine vouchers:
All tastings in wine cellars, Sežana and Štanjel are available only with pre-purchased wine vouchers.

Food vouchers:
Food tasting with vouchers is possible in Štanjel and Sežana.

Price list:

  • Wine vouchers (a set of 6): EUR 10.00
  • Food vouchers (1 voucher): EUR 6.00
  • 1 voucher = 1 tasting
  • Purchase of 1 glass: EUR 5.00

Information and sale of vouchers on the day of the event:

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

The organiser reserves the right to alter the programme.

The exhilarating experiences of the St. Martin's Festival

Escape your routine and enjoy the exhilarating experiences of the St. Martin's Festival in the Karst with your friends or family!


To the stories of our ancestors

A festive St Martin's event in the famous Karst restaurant featuring a special wine cellar with tradition.
Not to be missed!

To the tradition of dry-cured meats

A tour of the prosciutto-producing facility, including a tasting in the rural atmosphere of a venerable homestead.
Explore the world of Karst culinary treats!

To the prehistoric times with young wine

Guided tour of a several thousand years old hillfort, with a culinary treat in a typical karst small valley – doline.
Let karst stone and our local cuisine delight you!

To the rural way of living

Visit to a family-owned farm and tasting of homemade culinary treats.
Get a closer look at genuine rural life!

Between 8 and 10 November a van can be hired for large organised groups for several trips to the event venue, by prior arrangement and for an agreed price.

Payment for a wine glass at the Wine Festival in Štanjel in the amount of EUR 5 can be made at both information points at Štanjel Castle. Buy a glass to taste the wines in Sežana, Štanjel and in the cellars. The glass is not included in the price of St Martin's wondrous karst experiences!

Voucher price list:

  • Wine vouchers (set of 6): EUR 10
  • Food vouchers (1 voucher): EUR 6
  • 1 voucher = 1 tasting

Payment for an individual event is made at the Štanjel TIC (entrance from the castle court) before the event takes place, namely every day from 10.00 to 16.00 or by prior arrangement at: info@stanjel.eu or +386 51 489 394.

What’s up in the Karst?

Don’t miss out on interesting tradition-inspired events accompanied by genuine flavours of the local culinary scene ...

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