Deep below it, Brkini is geologically composed of flysch, but on the surface it is mainly a forested ridge, which runs from the south bordering the Karst plateau and valley of the Reka. In its western part, the ridge rises over 800 metres, more than 300 metres higher than Divaški prag.

sadovnjakAlong the main and side ridges, from which numerous streams flow, huddle tiny villages whose surroundings in spring are turned white by the flowering fruit trees. The fame of Brkini fruit, especially its exceptional flavour, has been created by the mixture of Mediterranean and continental influences that do battle right over Brkini.

brkini The bracing climate, with large temperature differences between day and night, adequate precipitation, sufficient sun and favourable soil composition contribute to the supreme quality of the fruit. Here the conditions are right for apples, plums, pears and cherries. It is not just that nature offers people delicious fruits, but also that the locals are skilled at using them to prepare health-giving vinegar, flavoursome juices and dried fruits.

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