Perhaps the most westernised wine producer of Eastern Europe, known principally for its crisp, aromatic white wine, with a long winemaking history. Celts and Illyrian tribes were making wine here before the Romans. In the Middle Ages, wine production was undertaken by monks and monasteries. Slovenia was part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the wines in some way reflect the efforts of their neighbours to the East and West. Worthy of exploration by winelovers.