Domačija Butul is the winner of “Slovenia’s hidden gems 2018”

Domačija Butul is the winner of “Slovenia’s hidden gems 2018” with the programme “Mediterranean flavors of Slovenian Istria”.…/… For the best program of the campaign, everyone who participated and listened to this campaign had a possibility to vote in October and November. Our programme was selected from 18 finalists from all over Slovenia.
The first place with our program was of course a pleasant surprise for everyone, as our program could be compared with a huge number of excellent programs, which were shared by local communities, tourist organizations, associations and communities.
Our program is based on discovering secret unknown beautiful authentic places, cooperation with our partners, authenticity and openness of people for new experiences. Thank you to all who are participating in this, thank you to all of you who voted for us. We are ready to upgrade the program and we are already in agreement with some finalists of this year’s campaign for make Slovenia s hidden gems bigger and stronger. .

Terra madre day 2018 – Maceracija je naša tradicija

The maceration of white wines in Istria and Karst, as well as extensively throughout the Primorska region, where vines grow, is a tradition that extends centuries ago. It is the processing of white wines in the way of red, which is actually a traditional approach, since white wines have always been left in contact with grape skins in these ends.

If the mint for maceration white wine “orange or amber wines” is quite new, it is likely to be among the practice of Anglosaxons that they have accurately labelled a group of wines from grapes of white vine varieties for which the longer contact was necessary in the process characterised by Strawberry Foreskins, we hae not to forget that this is nothing new for us. If these wines are for someone a revolution, they are a tradition for us. And that’s what we need to know and tell the whole world.

That’s why this year’s Mother Earth Day is 10. December , organised by Slow food Primorska, devoted to conversation and evaluation of macerated white wines.

We will be hosted by Homestead Butul at Manžanu, where we begin at 19.00. Istrian snacks and a range of macerirated white wines from Slovenia and abroad (the set is already more than 20) you will be able to t try only if you sign up in time, as the number of places is limited.

For members Slow Food Primorska and Slow Food Štajerska, degustation is free of charge, and for others interested it is payable.

All informations you can get on email of telephone number 00386 41 718219.

Dunaj v oranžnem

Presentation   #butulwineandfood & #farmstaybutul in the middle of Vienna at the was  successful.

Our wines #butulwineselection, like snacks, were prepared by @crtbutul . As it seems, our wines will land in two interesting restaurants in Vienna and Warsaw. As well as in one of the wineries in Prague and Kopenhagen. Our wines are also at the German market. We are  looking forward to those who promised to visit us in Manžan #domacijabutul or Ljubljana

Baby orange wine of the week in Germany – Berlin

A pleasant surprise when you open newspaper (Der Tagesspiegel)  in the middle of Berlin and notice that it was our wine selected #butulwineselection as wine of the week.


Recognized wine connoisseur is an excellent assessed wine “Baby orange”, cop it’s shot in the famous wine bar @ottorink_weinbar in Berlin, where they decided to serve it by glass. Giornalist on the rewiew added also our story. Proud.

Interview with Črt Butul in English

Interview with Črt Butul, for which it is worth take time and listen to it.

Particularly in the second part are the ideas of a young gastronomic researcher and views on Slovenian gastronomy, thoughts and relaxed thoughts, without brakes. Everything with the desire to change on better work coditions. And he wants to participate in those changes. It only needs to be given the possibility.

After a resounding interview on Val 202 with Miho Šalehar

Slovenski okusi osvojili svet

900 exhibitors from more than 100 countries of the world presented themselves at the magnificent Terra Madre congress in Turin. Tatjana Butul baked bread with rye, buckwheat and wheat flour.


Food for Change this year was the theme of the Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto, one of the largest and most important international events in the world, dedicated to the food culture and respect for those who are cultivating it, as well as the exceptional tourist promotion of the participating countries.

View and try to imagine  what was there  the best. The event organized by the Slow Food movement is being prepared every two years already since 2004. We presented ourselves this time for the fifth time.


10. Sweet Istria

Sweet Istria. For ten years, it has spinned since the idea of ​​the project Sladka Istra has grown up at the table in Loggia, on the Tito Square in Koper. The idea of ​​showing the Istrian desserts to the locals and the world, to look after the old recipes, to put them on a tray or a plate and put them on degustation. At the same time, it is compared with other sweet treats from Slovenia and the world.


Yes, we sat at the table, now deceased Alberto Pucer, Tamara Kozlovič, Tatjana and Mitja Butul and Robert Titan. And in ten years it has grown from the idea to the biggest Slovenian event in the name of sweetness. We are all along. At first, Tatjana Butul prepared,  ten years ago, a special “Lavender cake”. In the following years, lavender was used for a number of times as ingredient of winning desserts. We continued with present the genuine desserts, with workshops, tips, ideas. About Sweet Istria we are talking  to people at all our trips abroad and inviting them  to experience  Koper and the Koper countryside.

At the 10th anniversary of Sweet Istria, Koper flooded. At 140 stalls was full of sweetness, all interesting Koper squares  were revived. Tatjana’s workshop was the first day. Interesting, instructive, colorfull, wonderful and delicious.

Above all, it is high objective. It is important that she again transferred her knowledge to the children and thrilled them. Because we have to transfer the Istrian tradition. 

Kucha Chasti and Črt Butul

At the end of the summer, in the Slovenian capital – Ljubljana, a series of social and culinary events “Kucha Chasti” started. The first edition, was introduced by our Črt Butul, which is also known for its charity. Together with Kucha’s representatives, he made surplus culinary delights from food surplus. The guests donated a meal to the socially endangered people with each purchased meal, and they succeeded at the first event, which was visited above all expectations. They collected nearly 150 free meals (exactly 144), distributed to those who can not afford it. Honestly, noble. Congratulations.

People 1/3 of all food produced in the world are discarded, and this is largely unimpaired, edible food. It may be a surplus of farmers’ produce or a by-product of production of some kind of raw material for which the industry is not yet in a solution. Foods that are  before the expiration of a deadline or such that is just ripe for ingestion, but are classified by the trade as overwhelming. Maybe it’s just not enough aesthetic for the shelves.

That’s why we joined the # Kucha Chasti project. “This is a socio-culinary concept that we have worked together with our brothers to spit from the humanitarian society Food for Life (HZŽ), whose mission is to feed the world’s population fairly. The goal is to reach 200 divided meals a day in one year. to succeed! ” they wrote on

Year 2018 is for our wine excellent

The harvesting of wine grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine-making. Our, from this year, is behind us. We still have to press our refošk and in the casks is already a young wine. Year 2018 is rated as excellent. Of course, our wine production is following our tradition.

Longer maceration of white wines as well as black. The colors of our wines are orange or amber for Malvasia and black Refošk – Refosco.

Lavender from our garden

Lavender is harvested. From the flowers of lavender we prepared hydrosol, lavender oil and herbal teas.

Lavender flowers are also in our selection of cheeses. “Butul cheese selection“. Traditional lavender ointment is also prepared. Excellent assortment with this year’s lavender. More information by clicking on our e-mail address.

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