TOUR THROUGH THE TOWN AND THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF WINE CULTURE
An unforgettable experience for lovers of wine, tradition, history and gastronomy, where you will discover the wine stories of the oldest Slovenian town with a local tourist guide, and embark on a gourmet journey at a selected nearby winery.
PTUJ WINE AND FOOD ADVENTURE
BOOKINGS + INFORMATION
Mestni trg 4, 2250 Ptuj
T: +386 2 779 60 11
The wine and food adventure includes learning about, exploring and experiencing Ptuj’s rich, thousands of years old wine culture and heritage. It will take you on a journey from the beginnings and the wine culture of the Celts and the hedonistic Romans, through the winemaking tradition of the monks in the medieval town of Pettau, to town wine merchants in the Art Nouveau period and today’s Ptuj. You will uncover the secrets of the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia, learn about local wine varieties, and experience a special wine tasting in the tunnels under Ptuj Castle. Our journey through the town and thousands of years of its wine culture will continue with a visit to a nearby winery, where you will connect with the land, the vines and the winegrowing experience of the host.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
After meeting at the car park beneath the Ptuj Castle, we will enter the mysterious castle hill tunnels and taste selected fine wines in complete darkness and silence. This will allow you to sense and feel the wine in a completely different dimension.
We will continue to explore wines’ characteristics in the town vineyard beneath the Ptuj Castle – in the very heart of the town. You will learn about the grape harvesting tradition and wine as a pillar of the town’s identity, and enjoy a basket of local delicacies.
We will walk past the houses of famous wine merchants to the Osterberger wine cellar and store at Ptuj’s oldest hotel – Mitra Hotel, where we will hear about the thousands of years of wine culture in Ptuj.
A stroll through the town streets will bring us to Ptujska Klet, the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia, where we will explore their wine treasury – their archive that includes the oldest Slovenian wine.
Our next stop will be the Minorite Monastery with the St. Peter and St. Paul Church, where we will learn about the spiritual dimensions of wine and its role in Christian rituals.
Full of knowledge about wine and Ptuj’s winemaking tradition, we will head to a winery estate, where we will hear personal stories from the host, enjoy a homemade meal, and celebrate the day’s experience with a toast.
TIME AND DURATION
The program in Ptuj’s old town center lasts 5 hours, approximately between 10 AM and 3 PM, an afternoon tour between 1 PM and 6 PM is also possible by prior arrangement. Visit to the winery estate lasts 2–3 hours, depending on guests’ wishes and the size of the group.
Meeting point: car park beneath the Ptuj Castle or entrance to the tunnels
- EUR 184.00 per person for groups of 15 or more
- EUR 300.00 per person for groups of 3–14 people
- EUR 362.00 per person for 2 people
*at least 2 people
The day trip will take you on a full tour through Ptuj’s old town center and to a winery in Haloze or Slovenske Gorice.
The two-day wine experience consists of two separate tours, each of which functions as a whole.
- DAY 1: exploring the wine culture in the old town of Ptuj with a wine tasting with accompanying snacks and a basket of local delicacies
- DAY 2: visit to a winery with a local feast and wine tasting
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Extend your stay and explore the oldest Slovenian town.
You can select from a variety of accommodation options: from a 4*Superior wellness hotel to town and boutique hotels, hostels and private rooms, mobile houses and camping.
BOOKINGS AND INFORMATION
TIC Ptuj, Mestni trg 4, 2250 Ptuj
+386 2 779 60 11