East Haloze are low, lively agitated hilly landscape that is since once known of its wines. Hilly area with marl ground is most appropriate for wine yards and less for agriculture, which production is sufficient for home use only. In 1938 viniculture cooperative was established to help wine growers with wine and must trading, by renovation of wine yards, education etc, what shows on great importance of wine growing in this area. Big interest of wine growers and expansion of activities caused movement of viniculture cooperative seat to Ptuj.
Structure of Haloze wine yards today is very diverse. Prevailing white sorts are: Welshriesling, Rhein Riesling, Furmint, Sauvignon, Muscat, Chardonnay, Muscat Ottonel and Traminer. Red wine production is very small. There are only few large wine growers that can make a living with wine selling, other wine growers are small and their wine production is used for their own needs.
Hills in wine growing Haloze are a landscape with “razložena” settlement where farms and vineyard cottages lie on the both sides of ridges with spaces in between (“vrhi”).
In the past houses were wooden, “cimprane”, built out of roughly squared “brun” and covered with straw.
Economic building from 1884, that was transported from Okič by Milan Voglar and is today used for other purposes, looked alike. Inside there are newly built wood-fired oven, “žrmlje” and other things used at bread baking. In the front side of the building there is an entrance to vine cellar with barrels and other cellar and drinking containers and instruments. There was a large press made on “prešman” and a stone, with engraving of year 1884, which is exhibited outside.
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