Wine tasting Saturday

On our latest trip to Spain we drank lots of wine and surprisingly all of them were really good, even though we never ordered any specific wine, just “dos copas de vino blanco”. To relive those lovely evenings in Spain, when our feet were hurting and we were already a bit tired but still wanted to enjoy those vibrant Spanish evenings so we just ordered a glass of wine and relaxed watching people, we decided to go on a wine tasting close to our home in Lendava. Lendava is a lovely town in north-east Slovenia, best known for its vineyards with amazing wines and thermal springs.

So on a Saturday afternoon we visited Cuk Wine Houseย located in Lendava vineyards. It’s a family run vineyard and they only sell wines they produce themselves. They have great selection of wines and offer wine tastings that can be accompanied with their homemade cold cuts and “rejtaลก” (traditional strudel like dessert) and also accommodations. If I didn’t live close by I would love to wake up with a view like that.

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They have 6 different wine tasting packages with mostly 5 different wines to taste, a bottle of water and a pair of “pereci” (traditional rolled bread) and prices range from 6 EUR to 20 EUR per person, depending on how many different wines are included in your package. You can also just order a glass or bottle of wine, buy a bottle to take home with you and they can easily switch some wines if you prefer to try something else. We went with Trojicai package that includes 6 white wines. First one was Biedermeier which is a mix of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon and Muscat Blanc and creates this lovely summer wine named after a type of flower bouquet. After the first wine we were served with our cold cut meat and cheese plate with homegrown vegetables, bread and pereci.

We also triedย Italian Riesling, which is very popular in Lendava vineyards and its grapes are easy to grow and produce into quality wine, Rhine Riesling, known as a wine of kings and queens, Pinot Blanc and medium dry Sauvignon Blanc, which can make a great choice for a group of people where some prefer drier and some sweeter wines and it was my favourite. We finished our wine tasting with semi sweet Kindermacher wine, that is mixture of Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Muscat Blanc, just before the storm started.

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Be aware that all wines will be served as 1 dcl, so after a few you will be quite tipsy and drinking too much of alcohol is not good for you and your health, but since this is more of a one time thing it is okay in my opinion. Just get yourself a designated driver, because driving downhill on narrow streets is not something you would want to do it drunk or spend the night at Cuk wine house.

We had amazing day trying local wines, enjoying the homemade food and those glorious views of their vineyards. Now you know where to go for some wine and food if you find yourself in these parts of Slovenia someday. It is a wonderful region, overshadowed by more popular sights in Slovenia that are located in the western part, but here you will be in for a real treat, exploring Panonnian plains, soaking in thermal springs, drinking wine, eating local delicacies and just relaxing.


Have you been to Slovenia? Which regions did you visit? Have you had some wine? Share in comments.

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37 thoughts on “Wine tasting Saturday

  1. Wow what a beautiful place for a wine tasting! This post is packed with info, I like how you went over the different tasting options available. Lovely photos!

    Caitlin | BudgetBreaks.org

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    1. Thank you so much. I don’t remember all th exact things our server said about the wines, but I want to include some of the things I do remember. It was a bit too much wine after all for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. I would never think of going to Slovenia for wine! It is on my bucket list though so I will definitely try to fit in when I go. Thanks so much for the tip! X

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  2. As a Spaniard, I am super proud of our national wine production. ๐Ÿ˜Š I never tried the wine casting experience, though. Would you recommend it as an activity to go with friends?

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  3. It looks so beautiful in Slovenia. Iโ€™ve never been to wine tasting before but it looks really great! I can imagine getting pretty tipsy on wine as it isnโ€™t my usual drink. The food also looks so yummy! X

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    1. Slovenia is wonderful, so diverse. Wine gets me tipsy quickly as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ this is my second wine tasting in Slovenia, and this one was more drinking than just tasting. We got 1dcl for each wine and even though we were there for almost 3 hours with eating in between I got really tipsy.

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    1. It is really charming place and the views are stunning. I think it is not too expensive, you do get 6 glasses of wine, 2 pereci and water for 12โ‚ฌ, which is then less than 2โ‚ฌ per glass of wine. The rest of the food is extra.

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    1. Great to hear that. ๐Ÿ™‚ We have 3 bigger wine regions and in Maribor you will find the oldest vine in the world. It is more than 400 years old and you can have wine tasting there as well, although you won’t be tasting wine from the oldest vine (luckily you probably won’t miss much, since its wine isn’t really good). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. We enjoyed Slovenia, too. Wanting to share eastern European cuisine with frinds, I’ve just finished researching the foods of Roumania. The idea is to assemble a menu for my evening with Dracula. It begins with an ancient Roumanian wine. Other recipes will follow. If you are interested in wines on the roads less travelled and all things bizarre, here is the link – https://cookupastory.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/roumanian-wine/

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