In the heart of Slovenske gorice, only 15 km out of Maribor city centre, lies winemaking farm Mulec. Their tradition of producing outstanding quality wines goes back 100 years. They cultivate 5 hectares of vineyards, out of which they produce about 30,000 litres of wine annually, all of it bottled. The best southern positions of Ročica and Spodnje Hlapje aid their high-quality grapes, and therefore wine. Because of this, ice harvests, dry berry selections and red sparkling wines (made from zweigelt and pinot noir) ripen in their 150-year-old cellar. That their efforts are not in vain is proved also by numerous medals and awards from wine fairs in Slovenia, Austria and England (Vino Ljubljana, AWC Vienna, Decanter).