Goriška Brda is full of passion, energy and primal vigour. The region will open your heart and soul like an exquisite tango. If getting in touch with nature is your goal, look no further than the intoxicating Goriška Brda. There the inhabitants of the region, who are full of spontaneity, intuition and positive energy, will make sure that you find what you are seeking for.

Moments of Zen

Sparkling night in the Sparkling Wines House Bjana

Quality time

Learn how to produce 100% natural cosmetics at Nona Luisa House

Photo Credit: Nona Luisa

Must see

The medieval centre of the Šmartno village renovated with love

Must do

Wine tasting in the heart of the most prestigious Slovenian wine region

Our pick

Trekking with donkeys

DAY 1: Hedonism

09:00 Arrival at Venice airport and transfer to Goriška Brda
09:30 Eko Driving Experience
Hybrid vehicles will be waiting for you at the airport to set off on an eco-rally from the Venice airport to Goriška Brda. This diverse drive even includes a skills test at the Devine castle, which offers a breathtaking view over the Gulf of Trieste.

11:00 Chefs Challenge at the Vipolže Villa
Experience Goriška Brda through a pristine culinary journey. The teams will be divided in four groups, which will prepare different local dishes. The Master Chef will evaluate their cooking skills and select the winning team.

13:30 Lunch at Villa Vipolže

15:00 Transfer to the San Martin Hotel in the village of Šmartno, where the participants are accommodated.

16:00 Treasure hunt in the ancient village of Šmartno
Find the treasure hidden in the small medieval village that leads the participants to the next team challenge.

17:00 100% naturally – Nona Luisa in Šmartno
Participants learn how to produce natural cosmetics and are informed about how harmful certain chemicals prevailing in cosmetic preparations actually are. Let your imagination run free and learn how to be self-sufficient with various aromas and natural dyes.

18:00 Return to San Martin hotel

19:00 Wine adventure
A wine route through the best wine cellars of Goriška Brda with blind wine tastings. In each cellar participants solve and evaluate the riddle of the wine samples. The adventure lets you discover the wonderful world of wine and is thematically adapted to business goals. We recommend four stages, which each conclude with food and wine.

23:00 Return to the hotel

DAY 2: Natural beauty and peace

08.00 Breakfast at San Martin hotel

09:00 Time-travel electric bike adventure
A historic group adventure and an elegant way to overcome the challenging Goriška Brda hills without major effort. Twelve different cycling routes over the endless hills full of vineyards and orchards, where views reach to the Friulia plain, Veneto and all the way to the sea. On their way, groups will be solving a range of historical puzzles.

12:00 Arriving at a wine paradise: the village of Medana

12:30 Frying Frtalja –culinary workshop
Arrival at Medana; participants will test their skills at a culinary workshop at one of
the farmhouses named Belica.

13:00 Donkey trekking
A stress-free experience in the village of Cerovo. Stop off in the village of Cerovo. Donkey trekking through the vineyards and orchards with a mini-picnic in natural surroundings.

18:00 Return to San Martin Hotel (by electric bikes or by bus)


19:00 Gourmet pleasures – business dinner with bubbles
A delicious dinner with Bjana sparkling wine and rich culinary pleasures. The most famous sparkling wine producer will take you to the world of bubbles and uncover the secrets of the best sparkling wine production.
Dinner at the renowned restaurant La Subida, awarded with one Michelin star, is optional.

DAY 3: Departures

09:00 Transfer to the Airport with a short visit to the town of Gorizia.

Hours of sunshine:2102 hours
Getting there:Venice Airport Marco Polo (VCE) is an easy hop from 90 international destinations. Long-haul destinations include Dubai, Doha etc.
Alternatives: Trieste airport, Ljubljana airport.
Accommodation:Hotel San Martin and House Marica, Šmartno, Goriška Brda
Eat and drink: Many wine houses, where you will experience high-quality cuisine. We opted for the farmhouse Belica and for more demanding guests we would suggest to venture across the border to La Subida.
Gateways: The Posočje region. In less than 30 minutes you arrive at the epicentre of Slovenian adrenaline fairy tales, where your programme can be complemented with rafting, kayaking, and any other activities you can think of.


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