Welcome to Vipava Valley
Under the Roman Empire, this was the first important station on the road from Aquileia to Emona (Ljubljana). The landmark Mt Nanos looms above the valley – a mountain plateau from which the Vipava River springs, and a popular recreation area for hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding. There are two main towns in the valley: Ajdovščina (population 6600) and Vipava (population 1950), only about 7km apart. The numerous villages and hamlets are home to family-owned wine producers.
South of Branik is the unofficial border between the Vipava Valley and the Karst wine region.