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Vipavska - colours, scents, flavours



Readers now have at their disposal a rich monograph titled Vipavska - colours, scents, flavours, which doubles as a guide. The monograph presents the past and present of the Vipava Valley, its winegrowers and winemakers, hospitality providers, cheese makers and wine shops in Slovenian, English and Italian. The book also has a dedicated webpage:
During its creation, the authors personally visited each featured winemaker, hospitality provider and cheese maker and interviewed them about their offer, stories, opinions and recipes. Browsing the book, it is easy to believe that photographer Marijan Močivnik - in his own words - crawled under the vines, sat and lay on barrels, flew above the valley, cycled, drove and walked all the way across and around it, in the dusk and the dawn and all the hours in between. He was there, he continues, when the vines were planted, when they were pruned and tied. He was there on harvest days when ripe grapes were pressed in the autumn and when they were dried until springtime. He watched the working hands of the locals, exchanged glances and stared in their eyes, dripped with sweat in the pastures to the enjoyment of cattle, chased snowflakes and waded through snow, pressed the camera button in thunderstorms, scrumped cherries, peaches and figs. He had winemakers mixing their crushed grapes, opening barrels and reaching inside with pipettes, pouring and emptying glasses, goats were milked and wheels of cheese ripened and turned. The river Hubelj sloshed in his shoes and dew sparkled on his trousers as he enjoyed delicacies prepared by the chefs while their recipes were transcribed for posterity. All of this and much more.

The resulting imagery of Vipavska is downright fascinating. The author, Tomaž Sršen, a wine and culinary connoisseur said about the book: I knew it would turn out well, but the end result is absolutely stunning! While the Dutch publisher and aficionado, Christian Callec, said: It simply looks FABULOUS... Great pictures all over the book ... One of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, a true masterpiece.


Monograph Vipavska - colours, scents, flavours
• 230mm × 285mm
• 352 pages
• over 700 photographs
• history and interesting facts about the valley, its winegrowing, winemaking and culinary art
• contact information, directions, detailed map
• 55 featured winemakers and hospitality providers, two cheese makers and a wine shop
• 16 recipes
• text in Slovenian, English and Italian


Introductory text (a historical overview of the Vipava Valley and its formation, the art of winegrowing and winemaking, and culinary art in the region) and featured presentations were written by Stanislav Bačar, Toni Gomišček, Klemen Košak and Jože Rozman, who also edited the book. The monograph Vipavska - colours, scents, flavours was published by Revija Vino d. o. o.


The most reliable, simplest and quickest way to get the book:
• order at
• by email:
• by telephone: +386 (0)51 382 381 or +386 (0)82 051 612
Points of sale are listed at
Regular price: €68.
Discount available when purchasing 10 copies or more.


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