WELCOME TO VINICA CASTLE
Where the sun kisses the earth, the vine produces grapes. This miracle of nature has been cultivated in Vinica for centuries. Moreover, the village even got its name from the Latin word for wine – Vinitum. Vinica Winery is a contribution of the 21st century and a revival of the wine story. As a part of the medieval Vinica Castle, it merges the rich wine history and cultural heritage.
ITS MAJESTY - MAXIMUS
In devotion to the rich history, we can today praise our own wine under the brand MAXIMUS, after our owner Maxim. At the same time, its name stands for greatness, which results in great quality. Limited edition of 8000 bottles is a must-have for every wine enthusiast. Its red fruit, flower and spice aromas will make you want to have your own bottle of its majesty – Maximus Pinot Noir.
GREEN OASIS WITH A STRONG CULTURAL SEAL
Vinica is located in White Carniola, the southeast part of Slovenia. It is known for extended birch forests and low karst hills. This unique place has a great folk heritage, that includes many folklore events. Also, it offers a great variety of sports activities at Kolpa river, in Lahinja nature park, its sunny hills, and mysterious underground world. In case you desire to find a moment of peace in the green landscape, Vinica is the destination for you.
AWAKENING OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Vinica Castle was first mentioned in 1082 and achieved its key role in the 15 century, as a fortress during Turkish invasions. In order to protect local inhabitants and to prevent the Turks from entering middle Europe, the priest built a tower with a strategic position above the St. Catharine chapel. The castle holds many stories, that today generations will never fully know. But all the stories have one thing in common – wine. In 2015 today`s owner Maxim noticed the potential and decided to awake this sleeping beauty again and continue the story of wine in the renovated castle.
GIVE YOURSELF A ROYAL REST
Vinica castle offers 3 luxury suites – Ranina, Klarnica, and Žametovka with carefully selected furniture. They got names after three indigenous wine varieties. All rooms fancy a spectacular view onto the sunny hills and Kolpa river. Guests can indeed enjoy local hospitality on a grand scale. Also, they can indulge themselves in the castle`s lounge bar & winery.