Land of Refosco Wine
As we approach the Slovenian coast from the mainland, we are greeted by the sunny slopes of the Šavrini hills and ridges planted with vineyards, olive trees, cherries, figs, and almonds, under the gray, hard, and windy Karst wall.
This is the Land of Refosco, the land of friendly and hospitable Istrians, the land of the blackest wine of all black wines.
The Koper wine region, which covers 2400 hectares, is part of the 7055 hectares encompassing the Slovenian wine region of Primorska. It runs along the coast of the Gulf of Trieste from the border with Italy at Debeli Rtič, through Izola, Piran, and Sečovlje to the Slovenian-Croatian border. The Koper wine region is located in the warmest climate zone of Slovenia.
The most cultivated grape varieties are Refosco and Malvasia, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and others also thrive here.