Festival of the oldest vine in the world

Published: 3.9.2010

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Festival of the oldest vine in the world

13th Old Vine Festival Event starts: 17 September 2010 Event ends: 26 September 2010 Venue: Grajski trg, Trg Svobode, Glavni Trg, Old Vine in Lent, Maribor This festival of gastronomy, wine and culture is the biggest tourist event in Maribor in the autumn.

Festival of the oldest vine in the world

13th Old Vine Festival
Event starts: 17 September 2010
Event ends: 26 September 2010
Venue: Grajski trg, Trg Svobode, Glavni Trg, Old Vine in Lent, Maribor

This festival of gastronomy, wine and culture is the biggest tourist event in Maribor in the autumn.


The Old Vine Festival is the climax of a cycle of events, from pruning the vine to Saint Martin`s Day, organised in Maribor in honour of the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world. At the same time it is Maribor`s most important traditional cultural event. The Old Vine Festival is one of the most important festivals in Slovenia linked to the tradition and culture of wine, fruit, genuine cuisine, organic farming, culture and entertainment, and includes a mixture of specialist events and social gatherings.

Programme
- A treasury of wine, gastronomy and culture
- World of fruit, pumpkins, pumpkin-seed oil and honey
- Evaluation, presentation and tasting of excellent Slovene and foreign wines
- International Organic Farms Day
- Slovene cuisine in cauldrons
- Gala day on the river Drava and Raftsman`s Baptism
- Wine and Food Routes of neighbouring countries
- Concerts and popular music events
- The Old Vine for children
- The climax of the festival: Solemn Harvesting of Grapes from the Old Vine
Over 500 participants.
An opportunity to meet wine experts and amateur winemakers, to have fun and at the same time learn something. An occasion for the body and the soul.

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