The world’s oldest vine

The Old Vine was planted around 500 years ago in front of the house in which the Old Vine Museum is located now. It survived the medieval fires when the town of Maribor was repeatedly burnt down, survived the Turkish attacks on the city, the vine lousel, the bombing at the end of the Second World War, the construction of a dam on the Drava River, which led to the rise of the river level and the entire root system vine could have been destroyed. Luckily 35 years ago, a group of experts rescued the vine, which was rejuvenated by the professional removal of dead parts and today it produces 30 to 40 kilos of large dark blue grapes every year. Every year we also organize the magnificent vintage of the world’s oldest vine, which has become one of the most interesting events in Slovenia.

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