Situated right in the centre of Maribor is one of the largest and oldest classical wine cellars in Europe. With its rich winegrowing, winery and trade tradition Maribor’s Vinag continues its story. This winegrowing and winery tradition begun as early as 1847, when the nobleman Alojz Kriehuber from Melje begun cultivating wine and had a wine cellar built for this purpose. This is where you can, along with selected wines, discover the joys of refined wine culture.
When it was combined with an even older brewery cellar after World War II, it becomes the largest classic tunnel wine cellar in Central Europe below the city centre. The history of the cellar has been turbulent - it has survived many historical periods, changed several owners, experienced better and worse times; but at the height of its power, Vinag was one of the largest wine producers and exporters of the former Republic of Yugoslavia.
One of the biggest attractions of Vinag wine cellar is the wine archive, which currently holds the collection of 85,000 bottles of top-quality archival wine. This special wine is suitable for opening on birthdays, other anniversaries, upon achievements and personal success. With the help of a wine expert, you can find and buy suitable archival wine that perfectly fits your taste and represents the year that has a special meaning for you. Give an invaluable unique gift to yourself or your loved ones by buying Vinag special vintage wine.
»There is no other wine cellar of this kind in Slovenia and nobody disposes of such quantities and vintages.«
The most precious feature is undoubtedly the wine archive, where we keep bottles of the best vintages. Inside you can discover bottles from the year 1946, which in itself carries a rich story and history.
The wine archive occupies a special spot in the hearts of all wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Hidden and kept in wine archives around the world lay wine bottles of special vintages of unimaginable values. Through aging, wines of the highest quality gain flavour and aromas over the years, which again increases their value. Enjoy a stroll through our wine archive and witness history in the making.
This special wine is suitable for opening on birthdays, anniversaries, celebrating achievements and personal special days. With the help of a wine expert, you can find and buy an archival wine of a vintage that suits your taste and has a special meaning for you and gift yourself or your loved ones a unique gift.
The Vinag 1847 winery regularly participates in various competitions, where it achieves high results. You can see all our awards in the list.
GREAT AMERICAN 2023
- Sauvignon Blanc (platinum medalja)
- Penina Rose Brut (srebrna medalja)
- Penina Chardonnay Brut (srebrna medalja)
Sommelierska selekcija 2023
- Kriehuber Chardonnay Brut 2019 (Best Aperitiv v kategoriji Penine)
GLASS OF BUBBLY
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay
brut (GOLD TROPHY in Spring Fling Category)
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay
rose (SILVER MEDAL in Creamy Category)
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS – VELIKA BRITANIJA 2022
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay brut (bronze)
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay sec (bronasta medalja)
GREAT AMERICAN WINE COMPETITION 2022
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay brut #23 (gold)
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay sec (srebrna medalja)
- Penina Kriehuber Rose brut (bronze)
VINO SLOVENIJA GORNJA RADGONA – SLOVENIJA 2022
- Sauvignon #23 2021 (silver)
- Chardonnay #23 2021(silver)
- Rose #23 2021 (silver)
- Rumeni muškat #23 2021 (silver)
- Mariborčan #23 2021 (silver)
- Mariborčanka #23 2021 (srebrna medalja)
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay brut #23 (silver)
- Penina Kriehuber Chardonnay sec #23 (silver)
- Penina Kriehuber Rose brut #23 (silver)
Sommelier's Selection 2021
The Vinag 1847 winery received an award at the "Sommelier's Selection 2021" competition for Sauvignon wine, which sommeliers recommend with asparagus and vegetable dishes.
- Sauvignon #23: silver
GREAT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2021
- Sauvignon 2020: silver
- Rose 2020: silver
- Mariborčanka 2021: silver
FINGER FLAKES 2021
- Sauvignon: silver
- Rose: bronze
- Mariborčanka: silver
VINO SLOVENIJA GORNJA RADGONA – SLOVENIJA 2020
- Sauvignon (silver)
- Chardonnay (silver)
- Rose (silver)
- Rumeni muškat (silver)
- Mariborčan (silver)
- Mariborčanka (silver)
The vineyards are owned by the Farmland and Forest Fund of the Republic of Slovenia. Vinag disposes of 52 ha of vineyards. We are cultivating in Podravje wine region, the following vineyards: