Slovenian wine viticulture and winemaking has existed in this region since the time of the Celts and Illyrians tribes, long before the Romans would introduce winemaking to the rest of Europe!
Slovenia has more than 28,000 wineries making between 80 and 90 million litres annually from the country's 22,300 ha of vineyards.
About 75% of the country's production is white wine, which is almost all drunk domestically, with only about 6 million litres a year being exported to the US, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and lately the Czech Republic and UK.
Most of the country's wine production falls under the classification of premium (vrhunsko) wine with less than 30% classified as basic table wine (namizno vino).
There are three principal wine regions producing Slovenian wine
- Drava Valley
- Lower Sava Valley
- Slovenian Littoral