Slovenian Wine in Washington, DC

My boys were going to China and needed  visas.  Somehow I got the job and  last week I traveled to DC  and stayed overnite in order to be first at the Visa Office in the morning.

Once at the Kellogg Conference Center, I decided, after the long trip, to refresh myself at the Center dining room.  The wine list was interesting, especially since the first offering was Mansus Cabernet Sauvignon from the Vipava Valley in Slovenia.

The wine menu description about the wine :  Mansus’s vineyard is nestled in the gently rolling hills of Slovenia’s southwest that enable it to take full advantage of about 2,900 hours of sunshine per year.  Grapes are handpicked in the second-half of October, soaking for 14 days and ripening in large acacia barrels for 18-24 months.  The wine has rich fruity and wild berry flavors with a ruby color, which give them a pleasant, full taste in the mouth.

Mansus Vineyard offers red and wine varieties along with special wines . The whites include Rebula, Sauvignonasse and Pinto Gris. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon round out the reds.   Specialty wines featured are a merlot aged for 19 years in acacia wood, and the Klarnica champagne aged at the Castle Predjama.

Taste of Slovenia 2013, a unique food and wine tour of  Slovenia, is planned for May 2013. The the sunny Vipava Valley holds a special place on our tour.


About Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

Licensed and board-certfied nutritionist, writer and researcher. BS in Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition Education;, MS in Health Administration; PhD in Public Health Education; completed the dietetic program at Penn State, University and the CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist program. Fulbrighter to Slovenia in Public Health. Speaker at Weston A. Price Foundation Conference and International Raw Milk Symposiums. Member of the American College of Nutrition. Creator and tour leader for "Taste of Slovenia, a Real Food Tour."
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