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The estate lies in the heart of the Styrian winegrowing region (Slovene Hills) at the altitude of 380 m. The nearest town is an idyllic village of Jakobski Dol. Maribor is 18 km away and Graz (Austria) is 60 km away.
The estate has one of the best winegrowing locations due to its exposure to the sun (from the south and the south-west) and a favourable soil composition (marl and sandstone). The estate is surrounded by well-known vineyards and wineries such as: Mulec, Fabijan, Bračko, Kraner-Plateis, Šumenjak, Matečko, Harc...

Distances:

  • 10 km to the highway MB-LJ-GRAZ-BUDAPEST

  • 18 km to Maribor (Pohorje)

  • 29 km to Maribor Airport

  • 55 km to Graz Airport (Austria)

 
 
 
 
 

Jakobski Dol

Next to the church, at the altitude of 275 m, there’s a small heart of the village with a school, an apartment block, a farmers’ co-op building, and a fire station. The village centre is surrounded with new residential houses. In the centre of Jakobski Dol grows a grapevine that is a progeny of the oldest, 400 years old, Stara trta grapevine Modra kavčina from Lent, Maribor. Other village attractions are “Autarski stol”, an ampelographic garden, Vogrin windmill and a beautiful sacral object – the church of St. Jakob. The village has developed a strong agriculture, especially winegrowing, fruit farming, and livestock breeding. Private vineyards are modern and well-kept and the owners are also developing other, supplementary, activities. 

 
 

Wine road Jakob

    Winegrowing farms are mostly located on the top of the hills which surround the village of Jakobski Dol. This means that they offer outstanding views over the surrounding hills, most of Pohorje and Kozjak. Sun-touched vineyards and hard-working and conscientious winegrowers are a guarantee for great wine, which is produced in this area.

     
     

    Vineyards are connected with an interesting cycling path. You can read more about that on:   KULeBIKE

     

    Jareninski Dvor

    Between 1130-1135, the estate around Jarenina Manor was donated to the Church by the nobleman Rudolf Wittenswald. The property was then assigned to the Benedictine monastery at Admont by the bishop Konrad I. from Salzburg. In the following centuries, the property expanded through purchases and donations. The Benedictine order also received possession of the vineyards at Železne dveri and Kapela. In the year 1300, the abbot Engelbert from Admont bought the vineyard at Železne dveri from Lube Valb, a bourgeois from Radgona. The wine was produced by the Benedictines and driven to Austria on the carts by the Admont monasteries peasants.
    At the Dveri-Pax Wine Cellar in North-Eastern Slovenia, they continue an 800-year tradition of Benedictine winemaking. With a deep respect for nature and tradition, but never failing to integrate the best innovations offered by contemporary trends in winemaking, they cultivate 73 hectares of their own vineyards.

     

    Maribor

    Maribor has an incredibly favourable position in the crossing of significant European paths; along the river Drava and between Pohorje, Kozjak and Slovenske gorice. Dravska dolina and Dravsko polje. It is a university and a metropolitan town; an economic, financial, civic, educational, cultural, commercial and touristic centre of north-eastern Slovenia. Maribor was an Alp Town in 2001, a European capital of culture in 2012, a European rafting town in 2012 and a European youth capital in 2013.
    In middle the old town by the river bank (Lent), in front of the House of Stara trta grows the oldest grapevine in the world, The Old Vine. Žametovka(a.k.a. modra kavčina) is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the oldest grapevine in the world (more than 400 years old) which still produces the noble grapes. The Old Vine symbolises the rich wine culture of Maribor, Styria, and Slovenia.

     
     

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