Welcome to Goriška Brda
Picture-perfect Goriška Brda (Gorica Hills) is a tiny wine-producing region that stretches from Solkan west to the Italian border. It's a charmer, reminiscent of Tuscany, full of rolling hills topped with small settlements and churches, its hillsides lined with grapevines and orchards. In short, it's one of Europe's best-kept secrets. A good place to start is Dobrovo, 18km northwest of central Nova Gorica, where there's a castle, vinoteka and information centre.
In addition to its grapes and wine, Goriška Brda is celebrated for its fruit, cheeses and olive oil, and especially its cherries (usually available from early June).