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Posavje region

Taste excellent sparkling wines, increasingly better rosés, and extraordinary sweet wines.

The smallest Slovenian wine-growing region, Posavje, named after the Sava River, is divided into three wine-growing districts: Dolenjska, Bizeljsko–Sremič, and Bela krajina.

vinorodne okoliše: Dolenjsko, Bizeljsko – Sremič in Belo krajino.

Bizeljsko - Sremič

The Bizeljsko–Sremič wine-growing district was named after two important villages located in south-eastern Slovenia. Red and white Bizeljčan constitute the bulk of production. These are drinkable, light bodied, and refreshing wines. Recently, varietal Blaufränkisch has been drawing more attention, which is generating good results. You can also try excellent sparkling wines which have a long tradition in Bizeljsko. In addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, you will also find a local speciality – a white variety of Rumeni Plavec – in sparkling wine.


The Dolenjska wine-growing district is the coldest district in Slovenia. Dolenjska is most known for Cviček, a light red wine with a low alcohol level and characteristic bouquet of red berry flavour. In addition to Cviček, more advanced winemakers decide on varietal wine production, particularly from Blaufränkisch and Sauvignon Blanc. Dolenjska has recently been revitalized with rosés , superb sparkling wines made using traditional method from indigenous Žametovka , Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.

Bela Krajina

Various wine styles are produced in Bela krajina. Traditionally, light bodied and drinkable wines Belokranjec (white) and Metliška Črnina (red) are produced the most. Lately, however, more attention is paid to varietal wines among which Yellow Muscat stands out among white wines. Among red wines, Blaufränkisch has become increasingly important. The district’s speciality is predicate wines which are made with noble rot. Their quality is among the best in the world and the wines have several-decade ageing potential. Slovenia’s first ice wine was produced in Bela krajina in 1986 under the leadership of Dr Julij Nemanič, who was an oenologist in the Metlika Agricultural Cooperative at the time.