Ceremonial grape harvest of the oldest vine in the world starts in Maribor

The oldest vine in the world is harvested in Slovenia

The Žametovka or Modra Kavčina vine in Maribor, Slovenia, has been growing for more than 400 years and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest vine in the world still producing fruit.

The Žametovka or Modra Kavčina vine in Maribor, Slovenia, has been growing for more than 400 years and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest vine in the world still producing fruit.

The harvest of the Old Vine according has become a city festival.

The old vine was planted in Maribor at the end of the Middle Ages during the Turkish invasions.