The festival will culminate with the festive harvest of the Old Vine, which will take place on 2 October.
From 29 September to 2 October, the Maribor Tourism Board, in cooperation with local providers, event organisers and service providers, will hold the four-day Old Vine Festival 2022, during which they will present the quality gastronomic offer of the Styrian capital through 14 events. The event aims to showcase the tradition and preserve cultural heritage. The central venue will be in front of Old Vine House in Maribor’s Lent, while the cultural happenings will take place in the city centre and its surroundings.
The Old Vine was planted in the Middle Ages when Maribor was sieged by the Turks. It survived despite the wrathful battles that raged around it since it was once part of the city walls. Even the fires in the late Middle Ages could not destroy it, not even the vine louse, which caused most of the vineyards in Europe to wither, nor the allied bombing of the city. Its descendants grow on almost every continent and many Slovenian cities and towns.
Find out more about the program here.