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Oldest grape vine in the world to be planted in Peljesac – over 400 years old

Written by  Apr 22, 2023

On the occasion of International Earth Day, the Putniković Agricultural Cooperative in its Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking - Putniković will hold a ceremony of planting cuttings of the oldest vine in the world, reports HRT.

The intention of this activity is to point out the long history of the mutual relationship between nature and culture, i.e. man, in the creation of the cultural landscape, vineyards and dry walls, which in our tradition reflect the best examples of sustainability and the equal valuation of natural and cultural-historical components.

The Old Vine Plantation will complement the already rich display of the Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking - Putniković. The old vine, i.e. the blue kavčina from Maribor, is more than 400 years old, and its age was established in 1972 by the method of incremental dating. And it was also confirmed in the Guinness Book of Records in 2007.

At the 44th "Traditional Cutting of the Oldest Vine" in Maribor, the Putniković Agricultural Cooperative received the honour of planting a cutting of the Old Vine in front of the Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking in Putniković.

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Putniković, at the Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking, a vine planting ceremony will be held with an appropriate cultural and musical program.

The official program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with welcoming speeches by the hosts and distinguished guests, followed by a short presentation on the culture and history related to the Old Vine, as well as the future of viticulture and winemaking and their promotion.

At 6:00 p.m., the ceremonial act of planting cuttings will begin on the terrace of the Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking in Putniković, which will be accompanied by a performance of poetry about wine, girls in national costumes. And after the official section, visitors are invited to socialize with live music, oysters and of course a glass of wine.


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