Bela krajina is one of the most interesting Slovenian wine-producing regions. Mild climate, harsh winters, and soil biodiversity enable the production of premium quality wines. Among these, Metliška Črnina and Belokranjec are classified as PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). Winegrowers produce a number of other wines as well, ranging from classic white and red varieties to the premium quality late harvest wines, ice wines, and straw wines. Many of these wines have received the highest international awards year after year. You too can enjoy a degustation! The traditional Belokranjska pogača flatbread is customarily served at wine tastings. A hundred-year presence of grapevine in Bela krajina is marked by the many wine related festivities. The festival of wine »Vinska Vigred«, the Festival of Predicates, theWeek of Blauer Portugieser - the celebration of the first wine of a particular wine year, Merry Autumn in Bela krajina, and the St. Martin's Day celebrations of the transition from grape must to wine.