Life hidden in wine

When you pass through the valley strewn with vineyards and orchards, stretching between the Karst and the Trnovo Forest Plateau, you are welcome to visit a small village called Zalošče. Bellow the St. Lawrence Church, right beside the Vipava River, we expect you with open arms on the Tourist Farm Lisjak.

According to our family tradition, maintained and developed since 1956, we have taken advantage of natural resources and have grown excellent varieties of grapevines. We are striving to imbue every bite of delicious local cuisine and every sip of selected wines with our love and devotion to work. Let your senses enjoy our culinary delights. Join us and experience the luxury of wine fragrances and flavours.

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Solarjevi family

The history of our farmhouse dates back to 1801, when we were known as Solarjevi. The family name Solarjevi is derived from the word “sol” (in English “salt”), because in that period, the main family activity was trading with salt. We were one of the few farmers in Goriška region having a license for this activity. Beside this, our forefathers dealt also with winemaking, fruit production, brandy distilling, livestock farming and agriculture.

A century and a half later, more specifically in 1956, some exceptional events that have marked the future of our family took place. The farm received its first award for wine “klarnica” and in the same year, a sequence of other important family celebrations left us beautiful memories. That period was a turning point for our farm, as we began to give up all other activities and started to focus our work on intensive viticulture and viniculture.

In the land of marlstone and bora

The bottom of the Vipava valley and the hills are built of flysch layers. This soft rock is formed of marl layers alternating with sandstone. Fertile marl soil, rich in minerals once forming seabed, is known as the best wine growing soil. Hot summers, mild winters and Vipava bora wind create an ideal environment, significant for the growth of vine and the production of high quality wines.

Our wine story

Ten hectares of terraced surface are planted with 30,000 grapevines of nine different grape varieties. The oldest of the fertile vineyards, planted in 1971, contains a variety of Malvasia typical for the Vipava Valley. Affection for the grapevine and many years of effort lead us to excellent wines and numerous awards which confirm the quality of grape and wine production. The majority of the harvest is processed into dry table wines and only the best vintages are bottled.

Malvasia

4100 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 1971
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: double Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 70m above Sea level
Vineyard location: plane


Chardonnay

3200 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 1987
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 120m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced


Merlot

4100 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 2003
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 120m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced


Rebula

4500 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 1987
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 120m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced


Sauvignon

2900 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 2009
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 120m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced


Cabernet Sauvignon

3800 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 2002
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 80m above Sea level
Vineyard location: plane


Pinot Blanc

3100 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 1982
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: Sylvoz-Casarsa
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 120m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced


Zelen

2200 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 1994
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 100m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced


Barbera

1900 vines

Year of vineyard plantation: 2003
Soil structure: flysch
Training system: simple Guyot
Harvest: manual, carefully selected grapes
Altitude: 120m above Sea level
Vineyard location: slope, terraced

Good wine matches with good food

A pleasant ambience of the Tourist Farm Lisjak offers you typical Vipava Valley dishes, enriched with wines from our own cellar. A varied selection of seasonal dishes includes fresh home-grown fruits and vegetables. Our culinary offer is regularly renewed and adjusted to seasonal ingredients. We maintain the principle “Homemade food – different, but always good!” which brings a contemporary touch to the traditional local cuisine.

To ensure the finest culinary experience, we make advance bookings for family celebrations and other festivities with larger organized groups, but we also accept random, unannounced guests during weekends.


Wine kegs and meat products

Wine kegs and meat products


Pork bacon in a bread oven

Pork bacon in a bread oven

Pork shin with crispy potatoes

Pork shin under a baking lid with crispy potatoes

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Freshly baked bread from a bread oven

Fox plate

Fox plate

Homemade brawn

Homemade brawn

Wooden board delicacies

House delicacies on a wooden board

Down the wine road

The village of Zalošče is part of the wine road of the lower Vipava Valley, where you can enjoy indigenous local wines and rich cuisine while discovering natural wonders and the tradition of this wine-growing district. In order to experience the region and its resources, you can spice up your trip by strolling along the well maintained and marked trails between vineyards, olive groves and orchards. After a walk in the fresh air, a break and a sip of excellent wine as well as a taste of local delights, prepared in a pleasant and warm ambience of the Tourist Farm Lisjak, are always welcome.


Home sweet home

When you pass through the valley strewn with vineyards and orchards, stretching between the Karst and the Trnovo Forest Plateau, you are welcome to visit a small village called Zalošče. Bellow the St. Lawrence Church, right beside the Vipava River, we expect you with open arms on the Tourist Farm Lisjak. To ensure the finest culinary experience, we make advance bookings for family celebrations and other festivities with larger organized groups, but we also accept random, unannounced guests during weekends.

Opening hours


Friday 12.00 – 22.00

Saturday 12.00 – 22.00

Sunday 12.00 – 17.00


* advance bookings for private, organized groups


Join us


Address Zalošče 40, 5294 Dornberk

Telephone +386 31 390 901

E-mail info@vinalisjak.si


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