Wine Road VTC No. 11

 The vine route goes through the regions of Majšperk, Podlehnik, Cirkulane and spreads all the way to Zavrč. The castle of Borl is the place to experience a variety of traditional celebrations such as St Martin's Day in November, sounds of the wind rattle in August and the International Idriart Festival with concerts, workshops, lectures and meetings in the summer. There are many popular customs still going strong all over Haloze such as the Haloze ploughmen and "rusa", special carnival masks, village festivals, religious wakes, "jarmek" - the market on the pilgrimage path in Marijatrošt in Žetale - and many other opportunities for social gatherings, with the correct measure of home-made traditional Haloze dishes such as "ašenkol" (Haloze dry meat speciality), meat from "tunka", the Haloze gibanica (baked cheese flan, a la Haloze) and "krhljak" (warm cottage cheese and fruit bread).

Wine Road VTC No. 13

Wine route 13 runs from Mestni vrh through Destrnik, Trnovska vas, Juršince, Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici to Mala Nedelja. On this path get to know and taste the following wines: Laški Riesling, Renski Riesling, Šipon, Zeleni Silvanec, White Pinot, Yellow Muscat, Kerner, Traminer as well as other predominantly white wines. Good climate provide great conditions for the production of topmost quality wine and wine, which enrich archives collection even the most famous one in Ptuj's cellar.

Source: Mestna občina Ptuj

Traditional Dishes

In the past, there were differences between nutritious habits in the town and in the countryside. The food of the countryside was based on what was available at a farm. The food in town was heavily influenced by the Vienna cuisine. Meat dishes, such as various steaks and goulash, were frequently served. There were also various sorts of soups, cakes, rolls and cookies.

Typical dishes of Ptuj are in particular: chicken Ptuj style, Ptuj-style sauce, Styrian soup, turkey with "mlinci" (sort of small pancakes), black pudding sausage, cucumbers with potatoes, cabbage Styrian style, Styrian dough rolls, buckwheat and corn roll, Haloze "gibanica" (pastry topped with cottage cheese and cream), mushroom soup with buckwheat groats, pig's trotter stew, dry home-made sausages, meat from "tunka", and white sausage.

Source: Mestna občina Ptuj

Ptuj Wine Cellar The exceptional potential of fabulous wine-growing sites in the Haloze and Slovenske Gorice hills has been captured in new bottles bearing a simple but meaningful slogan: Pullus, Wine with a Taste. The cellar is equipped with light and sound effects which mingle with the reality of wooden barrels. The archives contain the most valuable treasures, among which the oldest wine in Slovenia: Zlata trta (Golden vintage) from 1917.

The Wine Room accommodates 60 guests who are treated to the consciously chosen wine samples to be sipped and enjoyed while watching a multi-vision presentation entitled: When a Drop Sparkles. Extraordinary photographs of the Haloze hills intermingle with the past and present of the wine-growing in Ptuj, supported by light music and poetical text.

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Ptuj coat-of-arms

Ptujski mestni grbPtuj Town Seal from year 1273 belongs to the oldest town seals in Slovenia and is one of the special kinds of Gothic monuments and values in the cultural and historical, artistic and legal field. Medieval Ptuj demonstrated its legal status and significance of town autonomy with the very use of its proper seal. Ptuj town coat-of-arms originated from the above mentioned town seal, which was increasingly simplifying iconographically from year 1273 to around 1400.

Source: Mestna občina Ptuj

Fun fact: Kurentovanje,  which is one of the most important traditional events in Slovenia and Central Europe, stems from a hundred-year-old tradition of celebrating the Carnival in the areas of Dravsko and Ptujsko polje, and always brings magical joy and good humour.

Source: Mestna občina Ptuj


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