The Old Vine Festival
The Old Vine Festival is a culinary and cultural tribute to the oldest vine in the world, which grows on Lent, the oldest part of Maribor. The Old Vine is the pride of Maribor, Styria, and Slovenia. For all our visitors, it is the entrance to our extraordinary rich wine tradition and successful stories of our winegrowers.
Premier Wine Festival
The Old Vine Festival offers you the opportunity to get to know the best Styrian and Slovenian winemakers. You are welcome to the temple of Slovenian wine-growing tradition and culture, the Old Vine House, for a wine and culinary evenings or to the festival stalls where you can taste excellent Styrian wines accompanied by an entertainment program.
The Old Vine Festival is the perfect experience for both lovers of authentic, traditional dishes as well as for real gourmets. Local chefs offer their variants of Old Vine tastings - something you can experience only in Maribor at the time of the Old Vine Festival. To the hustle and bustle of city streets and markets, a culinary marketplace emerges with cheesemakers and beekeepers, a cheese and organic farms feast, cooking in kettles and other culinary delights offered among the festival’s stalls.
In addition to the culinary and wine-coloured events of the Old Vine Festival, there are those known for maintaining the city’s rich traditions and culture. One of the biggest festivals and citywide holidays is the traditional, solemn grape harvest of the oldest vine in the world;Maribor rafters present their heritage and local guides take you on guided thematic toursof the town.