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The world’s oldest grapevine

The world’s oldest grapevine is in the Slovenian town of Maribor. It is over 400 years old and has been registered in the Guinness Book of Records.

The symbolic annual grape harvest from this ancient vine is enough to make 25 litres of wine, or about 100 bottles annually. Due to the exceptional quality of the wine and the very small harvest, the municipal administration of Maribor has decided that this wine should only be consumed in extraordinary circumstances and on special occasions.

Wines made from grapes of the world’s oldest vine are stored in one of Europe’s largest wine cellars – “The underground world of Maribor”.