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Turist Information Centre Ajdovščina
Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61 A
5270 Ajdovščina

tel.: +386 5 36 59 140

mon - fri: 8.00 - 16.00
sat: 8.00 - 12.00

mon - fri: 10.00 - 18.00
sat: 8.00 - 12.00


Just a quick glance at the Vipava Valley tells us that agriculture is the most important activity in the area. The climatic conditions in the lowlands of the valley are ideal for growing fruits and vegetables, while the numerous vineyards that lie on the hills enclosing the valley give birth to the many renowned and fine wines.

Historical records of the 17th century chronicler Valvasor give evidence of trade in wine and early fruits, such as cherries, apricots and peaches, with Vienna and some other bigger cities.
Vineyards of the wine-growing region Vipava Valley span over 2.334 ha. You can find arched wine cellars in almost every village of the wine-growing region where hospitable locals will offer you traditional dishes, wine and their home-grown produce. The Vipava Wine Road runs through the Vipava Valley and is one of the many tourist attractions of the Municipality of Ajdovščina.

According to Valvasor’s historical books, economy, industry and craft in Ajdovščina started to develop in the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition, remnants of iron foundries and forges in the upper stream of the River Hubelj, which flows through Ajdovščina, give evidence of the early development of craft in Ajdovščina.
Industry in Ajdovščina and its surroundings, similarly as in other parts of Slovenia, began flourishing after the Second World War, chiefly food-processing, textile, timber and construction industries.

Today, the economy in Ajdovščina is quite varied. There are timber, food-processing and textile industries, with construction and metallurgy being also well-represented.