The riches of buckwheat štruklji and guided wine tasting at the Zdolšek tourist farm, a house of tradition from 1824
A recommended part of the culinary journey The Zdolšek House, a House of Tradition, provides for guests who are seeking privacy, comfort, peace, relaxation, authenticity and the finest quality tourist services. The farm is ranked among those which do not partake in mass tourism, but rather offer boutique tourism. The farm's activities are centred around agriculture and viticulture. An inscription bearing the date 1824 on the stone entrance portal bears testament to the age of the house. There is a large garden with walnut trees and an orchard in front of the house. The food offered to guests is not of the classic type, but rather reflects the authenticity of the homemade, but special cuisine. Wine from the farm's own wine cellar is offered to accompany dishes. The quality of the Zdolšek tourist farm's offer for guests is demonstrated by its rating as a four-apple tourist farm. Elements of tradition and homeliness, which give it a special appeal, are conditions for the farm's inclusion in the European network of Houses of Tradition (http://www.hisestradicijo.com/). Programme: Hospitable members of the farm will greet you with a welcome treat – buckwheat bread with walnuts and yellow muscat wine – and present a short introduction about the farm and its tourist activities. This will be followed by a culinary experience in the part of the house which was once the central family gathering area in the almost 200-year old building. As part of the farm's tourist activities you will enjoy a rich, delicious lunch, prepared entirely from home-produced ingredients and cooked according to the ideas and recipes of the housewife Milena, ably assisted by her son, Jure, who has taken over the tourist activities at the farm. Alongside the main courses, amongst other dishes you will be offered the house special, baked buckwheat štruklji (dumplings) served in a clay dish, and for dessert, baked apples with a walnut and honey filling. The owner of the farm, Martin, will then lead you into the family wine cellar for a tasting of three different kinds of wine. An imposing lime tree stands next to the wine cellar, under which you can sit and enjoy the sounds of our most precious allies – bees from the nearby beehive – and relax and enjoy the views of the green surroundings. This pleasant social experience will be enhanced by Jure playing on one of his instruments (guitar, accordion, baritone horn or trombone). Recommended time of year: all-year Wine may be purchased at the farm. Price of the four-hour experience, which includes sampling of three wines and a rich lunch, and is valid for groups of 10 people or more: 20 euros per person. Guests who would like to spend a day or so in the privacy of the nearby surroundings, are offered accommodation in a house next to the vineyard in Vrh nad Šmarjem, eight kilometres from the Zdolšek farm. Six to seven people can be accommodated there. A sauna, a choice of wine from the small house cellar, delivery of homemade hot and cold food are all available, and the experience is enhanced by magical panoramic views of Šmarje pri Jelšah and Sveti Rok. The hosts will be happy to accommodate your wishes and prepare other unforgettable experiences for your group (bread baking courses for small groups, gifts, delivery of hot and cold food to your home etc.). We welcome your call and visit.
Information and reservation:
Tourist farm Zdolšek, hiša s tradicijo 1824 Milena Zdolšek Okrog 16 3232 Ponikva Tel.: +386 (0)3 748 22 50, +386 (0)41 208 827 email@example.com www.zdolsek.si