Marof winery / Prekmurje Wine Region

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Marof winery

Much as the region of Prekmurje in the far northeast of Slovenia is something of a crossroads or melting pot of cultures and histories, so to is the story behind the Marof winery. The estate’s name is derived from the German word ‘Meierhof’, by which it was known at the beginning of the 20th century. In the last decade or so, the winery has made great strides in establishing itself as one of the top wine producers in the country, with investment in state-of-the-art facilities that combined with tradition- Marof al winemaking techniques results in some exceptional white wines.

With vineyards located on some 40 hectares of unspoilt land in the Goričko hills leading all the way to the Hungarian border, the estate itself is situated some 16km directly north of Murska Sobota, on a route through heavy forests that will have you thinking you’ve lost your way at least once on your first visit – but keep on the road and you’ll eventually emerge at the modern wine cellar and renovated castle surrounded by vineyards.

Mačkovci 35, Mačkovci
+386 2 55 61 810

Source: THE Slovenia Wine: Top 125 Experience

Prekmurje wine region

Prekmurje is found in the far northeast corner of Slovenia, wedged between the borders with Austria and Hungary, and much of the winemaking activity here takes place in Lendava and Goričko. The landscapes are quite breathtaking, with forests and rolling hills covering much of the countryside, while the pace of life is noticeably slower and more relaxed than most other places in the country. When it comes to wine, dry and semi-dry white wines are most typical, with Laški Rizling (Italian Reisling) the most widely produced, followed by Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Renski Rizling, as well as Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Kerner, Rumeni Muškat (Yellow Muscat) and Traminec (Traminer), while red wine production only amounts to some 3% of the total.

This district is notable for the number of younger winemakers trying new methods or rediscovering old ones. In addition to its burgeoning wine scene, Prekmurje is often regarded as the friendliest and most welcoming destination in Slovenia, and any visit here is guaranteed to be met with lots warm of smiles and copious amounts of local cuisine.

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