(population 1,500) is a town in western Slovenia
. Vipava (German Wippach
) is built upon the numerous sources of the Vipava River, in the Valley of Vipava (Slovenian
Vipavska dolina), 102 m above sea level.
The region around town was probably settled by the Illyrians and Celts in the pre-Roman era. Some trace the name Vipava to the Celtic root vip (river). Modern Vipava was first mentioned in 1367.
Austrian diplomat Sigismund von Herberstein (1486-1566) and Slovenian Protestant writer Sebastian Krelj (1538-1567) were both born in Vipava.
The area around the town is well known for delicious cherries and excellent wines.