The village of Slap, first mentioned in records from 1215, lies in the Upper Vipava Valley. The famous historian Janez Vajkard Valvasor also wrote of it in 1689, in his Glory of the Duchy of Carniola.

Some significant historical turns:

  • In 1215, the village of Slap is recorded in history when bishop Otton of Freising purchases nearby lands.
  • In 1220, the Knights of the Order of Malta purportedly settled in Slap near Vipava, building the Slap Castle.
  • The village appears in Valvasor’s Glory of the Duchy of Carniola in 1689.
  • In 1873, the first Slovenian agricultural school is established in Slap. A preserved inscription on the stone tablet above the castle column testifies the counts Lanthieri gifted their estate and castle to the school.

Next to visiting our wine cellar, we kindly recommend a stroll through the village to the Church of St. Matthew, the facade of Slovenia’s oldest agricultural school, or the locale’s characteristic old vaulted doors. We’ve also got some splendid corners of nature you can easily explore by foot. The upper part of the village boasts charming little waterfalls that grant the place its name. Nowadays, it is home to some 420 inhabitants.