Europe’s oldest classic wine cellar and Winery Water Tower
Beneath Maribor’s central square lies a 200-year-old viticultural gem – one of the largest and oldest classic wine cellars and one of the most beautiful tunnel cellars in Europe.
The Vinag wine cellar, Maribor’s true wine connoisseur’s treasure trove of underground tunnels stretching for 2.5km and covering 20,000m² (the size of 3 football pitches), has an archive of more than 250,000 bottles of the best vintages and can store over 5 million litres of wine.
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.
On the Pohorje plateau range, in the embrace of the intact nature of the Natura 2000 Natural Reserve Park, lies a boutique, fairytale village with eco bungalows made exclusively of natural ecological materials such as Pohorje supre timber and wool.
The Ruševec Estate, consisting of the Green Village with eco lodges, eco villa, and eco wellness, is committed to an ecological experience of nature. This mission is also shown through its Permaculture Circle.
The area is ideal for biking, hiking, running, skiing, climbing, swimming, mushroom picking and spending time in the Šumik Primeval Forest Reserve. Special treats come in the form of organised trips to the intact areas of Pohorje – the main attractions being local culture, flora and fauna.