Slovakia may not be the first country that comes to mind when thinking about wine producing countries, but with 20,00 hectares of registered and active vineyards, the wine region is arguably some of the best in Europe. Follow the roads out of the capital, passing the many colourful, thick walled stone houses, followed by vineyards as far as the eye can see.
This area is known as the Little Carpathian Wine Region, and there are plenty of reasons to visit. Svätý Jur is a picturesque little town set in the heart of the mountains, just 15 kilometres north of Bratislava city centre. Offering the perfect escape from city life. There is nothing better than sitting back, with views of the mountains, sipping on a glass of the finest local, chilled white.
Tokay is another notable area, where the wines produced here are every bit as distinguished in character as those across the boarder in Hungary. Stop off here in some of the quiet local villages such as Malá Trna or Vel’ká Trna. Take a unique adventure to this part of the country, where tiny old houses and busy local s make up the scenery.
Pop in to some of the local wineries and head down into the cellars for tastings. You’ll be in for a treat, as the rich concentration of grape sugars and the favourable conditions help to create some unforgettable sweet wines, the flavour of which will linger in your mind for days to come.
Whether you go for one of the specially curated tours led by an expert guide or take your pick of several destinations as you are taken around this beautiful country, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. The tour can be tailored to your needs and preferences for groups, couples or individuals.
Overall there are six wine regions that span the country. The Lesser Carpathian Wine Region is located in southwestern Slovakia, near to the capital. The history of growing vines in this region spans back over 3000 years, with red, white and rose all produced here. Pekinok and Modra are the key winemaking towns, where wine can be sampled at all times of year.
The South Slovak wine region produces some exquisitely high quality wines, and is located just over the Danube from Hungary. The Nitra wine region is blessed with a large number of sunny days, making it well versed for growing grape. The vineyards here are also high in elevation, and it is a combination of these factors that help the area to produce a large number of white varieties.
When visiting this unique country, a trip along one of the many wine routes should not be missed, and we can help create a tailored itinerary that will allow you to see and sample some of the very best. Learn more about some of the most reputable Slovak wines, from light white to rose, rougher reds to unique sweet wines, while also experiencing the beauty of this small country.