Culinary festivals

Cherry Festival

At the Cherry Festival, visitors will be hosted by a cherry market, local gastronomic products, tastings, a cherry exhibition, concerts and a rich children's and entertainment programme.

The programme is available here.


Brda and Wine – enogastronomic event

The Brda and Wine spring event has a long tradition in Brda. While a few years ago it was considered to be primarily a wine event for connoisseurs and wine lovers, in the last few years the festival has taken on new dimensions. It has progressed in both the wine and culinary spheres and has grown into the largest enogastronomic event in Brda. Simply prepared dishes have been replaced by original and sophisticated plates, which go hand in hand with fine Brda wines.

The centre of the action is the picturesque medieval village of Šmartno, in the geographical centre of Brda. The tiny and narrow Šmartno streets showcase the live cuisine of more than 25 local and guest restaurants and more than 30 Brda winemakers. Visitors can taste delicious dishes from chefs and wines from renowned Brda winemakers, and visit a varied market offering local honey, olive oil, dried fruit, teas, cheeses and charcuterie, and other boutique products throughout the day. A rich cultural and entertainment programme ensures that visitors will have an interesting and tasty day of food, wine and great company.

Information and reservations:


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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival

Višnjevik, known as the birthplace of Rebula and as a hospitable village surrounded with numerous olive groves from which excellent olive oil is produced. Each year, the village community Višnjevik and the Society of Rebula Lovers organize the traditional Rebula and Olive Oil Festival. The event enchants with its familiarity and authenticity.

The festival in 2012 was special as they crowned the first Queen of Rebula.

Numerous olive oil samples, vegetable omelettes, fried prosciutto with polenta, excellent wine, delicious bakery masterpieces of local housewives and unforgettable entertainment – all these invite you to spend pleasant spring hours in company of friends.

The unique hike among the olive groves is certainly not to be missed.


St Martin's Day in Šmartno

In autumn, when the hills of Brda are covered in warm shades of beautiful colours, it's the perfect time to experience the fairy-tale landscape of Brda with us.

We'll be waiting for you in the idyllic medieval village of Šmartno, where every sip of the noble drop of Brda wine and mouthful of traditional delicacies is an explosion of flavours.


Open Wine Cellar Days

Dear lovers of Rebula wine and other Brda's noble drops! We are pleased to announce that in June we will meet again in our sunny wine-growing region – in Brda, where you will be able to listen to the stories of wine cellars, experience the art of cellaring and feel the love for vines.

We will taste the famous wines and gastronomy on the second weekend in June. The cellar doors will be opened by 37 winemakers who are already planning ways to introduce you to the world of delicious wines from Brda.

For information on how to buy tickets, organise transport and how the event will run, please visit the Kontrabant/DOK .