Grapevine is embedded in the DNA of Maribor
Maribor, the second largest Slovenian city, lives and breaths with wine culture as its history is intertwined with wine-making. The most renowned sight of Maribor is its Old Vine House featuring the Oldest Vine in The World growing at its front. However, Maribor does not rest on its laurels as a city with a rich wine heritage but tirelessly organises and hosts events connected to it year-round.
Every year, at the end of October, Maribor gets ready to celebrate St. Martin’s Day. On 11 November, the festive city celebrates the day of the saint who turns must into wine. The grapevine is embedded in the DNA of the Styria region. After working in the vineyards and wine cellars throughout the year, the winemakers are eager to find out whether their hard work has been fruitful. St. Martin’s day, therefore, represents the highlight of the year for them.
After two years, the festival is coming back in its full shine, bigger and better than ever. In November, the streets and squares of Maribor will be awash in the fragrant scents of St. Martin. The largest open-air celebration of its kind anywhere in Slovenia will impress with rich wine and culinary offerings, the traditional christening of the must, home-made cuisine, excellent Styrian wines, rich catering offerings, and unforgettable entertainment with numerous live music performances
St.Martin’s Wine and Dine
It’s impossible to celebrate St. Martin’s Day without a proper feast. This year you can choose among 8 restaurants, offering a traditional meal, with the main ingredients roasted duck, “mlinci” flatbreads and red cabbage. If you prefer the street experience, we recommend you to visit Maribor’s central market where students from the local hospitality high school, in collaboration with the restaurant Zlati Lev will cook up a feast.
Find out more about what’s happening in Maribor here.