For the first time ever, wine lovers visiting Slovenia can buy a special bottle harvested from the Guinness World Record’s oldest grape vine in the world! An exclusive auction taking place in Maribor’s autumn Old Vine Festival is giving bidders a chance to win this truly unique addition to anyone’s cellar collection.
Slovenia’s second largest city, Maribor, is gearing up for its fifteenth Old Vine Festival on 4th October – 11th November. The event traditionally marks the beginning of the autumn harvest where feasts and celebrations fill the streets as the town comes alive with music, entertainment, and local viticulturists and chefs showcasing the best of their produce.
Maribor is famously home to the world’s oldest grape vine, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, which has been growing fruit for over 400 years. The town is also renowned for its fantastic wine and boasts some of the biggest and oldest classic wine cellars in Europe with more than 20,000 per square meter.
Acting as a perfect base for cycling or hiking, Maribor is not far from the River Drava plains or Haloze wine hills and the truly stunning scenery.
The area is surrounded by pure water lakes with fantastic opportunities for wildlife spotting in completely unspoilt nature – you may even be able to spot the largest butterfly in Europe.
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