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In the heart of the land of Teran wine – Open cellars Day
May 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Selected producers, wine growers, and farms in Tomaj and surrounding villages in the south-western Slovenian region of Karst will open their cellars again to introduce you to their story about life in the Karst region and its heritage, marked by their famous wine, Teran.
Meeting wine producers in their local environment, which inspires them and reflects in their wine, is a unique opportunity to discover and experience a region.
The Karst is a wine-growing region with a 100-year-old tradition of wine cultivation and production. The region embraces over 650 hectares of vineyards set on the sunny limestone plateau. The cultivation of the Refosco grape variety, the most common variety in the Karst region that produces the dark-red wine Teran, probably goes back to the beginnings of our era.
Teran is an autochthonous Slovenian wine, bearing the mark of recognised traditional denomination (Teran PTP), and is traditionally served with the Karst air-dried ham “prsut”. Winegrowers cultivate from 0.3 to 8 hectares of vineyards, and also produce the old variety Vitovska Grganja, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon, as well as the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Typical wine cellars called “hrami” are fascinating places: some of them are cut into stone and some have been carved in caves by nature itself, whereas others captivate the interest of visitors due to their stone walls. Dry-cured hams, gradually maturing in the wine room, give the latter a special note.