One of the rarest and most special potions in the world is the wine squeezed from the Old Vine’s grapes.
When the wine is ready, it is bottled into special 2.5 dcl bottles that are specially made for the Old Vine Winery by famous artist Oskar Kogoj. The spiral that runs down the bottle’s long neck represents the infinite longevity of the Old Vine.
The Žametna črnina variety of grapevine has a heart within its leaf.
The leaf of the Old Vine has five parts, the surface of which is corrugated, and in the lateral groove, there is a natural notch which forms the shape of a heart.
The first organised harvest of the Old Vine occurred as early as 1987.
The event soon became a celebration for the whole town that today attracts many locals as well as amateur guests, including politicians and diplomats.
The Old Vine has survived many ordeals. It has maintained its vitality during both world wars, medieval fires, and even the vine louse did not harm it. Aside from its own persistence, favourable natural conditions helped it along the way – a sunny location and its proximity to water.
The Winery of the oldest vine in the world is a precious treasure trove that inspires - whether you are a fan or connoisseur, it is just the same! It offers an extraordinary range of wine tastes, only the best wines made by only the best of local winemakers. We introduce and serve them to you with sommelier excellence.
Premium wines, culinary delights and rich ethnological tradition.
The ceremonial grape harvest of the Old Vine, the biggest public St. Martin's celebration in Slovenia and many other events. Events in which we get to know each other, we taste, socialize, we make merriment and raise our glasses.
You are invited into the company of happy Styrians!