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Slovenske gorice (Slovene Hills) is the largest hilly region of Slovenia. It is situated in the north-east Slovenia’s region Styria and has an area of 1,017 sq m (its smaller part stretches all the way to Austrian Styria). The region is known for its rich vineyards and wines and has been included in the European Natura 2000 network.

For its diversity and beauty, Slovenske gorice certainly should be on a list of a business guest to Maribor looking for some time in nature. And considering the rich wine tradition of the region, the guest loving wine should also look for wine-growing families.

One of them should be particularly emphasized. It is the family Mulec which has over 100 years of tradition in producing high-quality wines. Passion for the cultivation of excellent wine and respect for nature and the environment has been passed already to the 3rd generation of the Mulec family.

The Mulec winery includes 5ha of vineyards which produce about 30,000 liters of bottled wine a year. In its 150-year old cellars, the Mulec family produces diverse sorts of wines, including 9 white sorts, rose and 2 red varieties/sorts. Wine Mulec has received many international accolades in international competitions; for example, AWC in Vienna, Decanter in London, competitions in Gornja Radgona, Ljubljana, Split, and Zagreb, to name a few.

Alongside wine, family Mulec treats its guests with culinary delights. They offer excellent homemade marmalades made according to their own recipes. Marmalades are hand-made and filled into glass jars (370g). Because they use marmalades for the preparation of fruits mainly grown on their estate, some of the flavours are available in limited quantities and depend on the caprices of the weather conditions. In addition, they also provide homemade cut meats.

Slovenske gorice and the Mulec winery provide for a relaxing back-to-nature gastronomic and wine retreat after a business meeting in Maribor.