DVERI-PAX WINE CELLAR, BAR AND SHOP
The Benedictine Dveri Pax – one of the most modern wine cellars in Slovenia – stores 50,000 (out of a total of 300,000) litres of wine in oak barrels. The Dveri-Pax Wine Cellar continues an 800-year tradition of Benedictine winemaking. The superior quality of their wines is well recognized from the most respectful international wine evaluations, such as Decanter in London, AWC Vienna and many more.
WATER TOWER WINE SHOP
Another of Maribor’s unique wine infrastructure is the old historic water tower that stores wine bottles and represents a completely different type of wine store. The ground floor of this unique pentagonal-shaped Renaissance fortification, which once defended the walls of the Styrian capital, has been transformed into a modern winery.
THE OLD VINE HOUSE
Maribor is also well known for one special worldwide attraction – the oldest vine in the world. The Blue Franconia, certified as being more than 400 years old, is the Guinness record holder for the oldest noble vine in the world still bearing grapes. The vine, also a protected natural monument, grows at the front of a long solid two-storey old town house, named The Old Vine House that is situated near the serene Drava River.
The Old Vine House, built in the 16th Century, entices many tourists from the most remote parts of the world; in the past decade it has been visited by more than half-a-million people.
The incentive can be taken either by bicycles or by bus. However, there is an additional and very special and sustainable way of taking the tour: with electric bicycles.
|BEST TIME OF THE YEAR:||All-year-round|
|DURATION:||More than 4 hours|
|NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:||No limitations / according to wishes|
|LOCATION:||Maribor, Styrian region, Slovenia|