Visit us and discover the secrets of the best wines

The wine cellar in Ormož was built in 1967 according to the plans of a local, Prof. Miran Veselič, while the driving force in the construction of the wine cellar was Martin Puklavec. Before this, grapes were pressed and kept in vineyard cottages in the surrounding vineyards.

The Puklavec family took over the wine cellar in 2009 and completely upgraded it technologically with state-of-the-art equipment, such as a system for bottling without oxygen, and state-of-the-art presses, enabling processing grapes almost completely without oxygen. The wine is kept under optimal conditions with the help of a 24-hour monitoring system.

25 METRES, 7 FLOORS, 170 STAIRS

A tour of the wine cellar is a true experience as history and innovative solutions overlap here. It is built in the form of a tower, and is connected by 170 picturesque stairs with a depth of up to 25 metres. It encompasses as much as 7 floors – of which 5 are dug in the terrace next to the River Drava.

Such a construction method of wine cellars has been in use for centuries as it provides a constant temperature for optimum wine maturation.

 



Select an experience to suit your needs

While visiting our wine cellar in the company of experts, you will embark on a journey from grapes to a glass of wine. In addition to the delivery site, pressing hall, old tanks and barrels as well as sparkling wine hall, you can also see the biggest archive of wines in our wine cellar, where around 254,000 bottles of the finest wine are kept. The best is kept to the end – wine tasting in our wine shop.



1. TOUR OF THE WINE CELLAR FOR LARGER GROUPS

Programme:

  • A short guided tour of the cellar
  • A glass of sparkling wine in the wine shop

Duration: 1 hour
Price: €3.00/person
Number of persons: over 20 persons


2. TOUR OF THE WINE CELLAR WITH A GUIDED TASTING

Programme:

  • Guided tour of the cellar
  • Guided tasting of still wines (4 samples)
  • Bread & cheese
  • A local culinary treat (up to 12 persons, upon an additional payment)

Duration: 1.5 hours
Price:
Up to 7 persons: €15.00/person
Up to 15 persons: €10.00/person
Over 15 persons: €7.00/person


3. TOUR OF THE WINE CELLAR WITH A GUIDED TASTING – PREMIUM

Programme:

  • Welcome drink – sparkling wine
  • Guided tour of the wine cellar (with an exclusive entry into the archive cellar)
  • Themed guided wine tasting (4 samples)
  • Special quality - predicate wine tasting
  • Bread & cheese
  • A local culinary treat (up to 12 persons, upon an additional payment)

Select one of the stories which are typical for our wine cellar and surrounding places:

  • Discover our local pride – Šipon
  • Discover why our region is perfect for Sauvignon
  • Try our award winning wines
  • The world of bubbles – sparkling wines produced with a Charmat or traditional method

Duration: 2 hours
Price: €20.00/person
Number of persons: 4 to 20


4. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

We are always open to special wishes – tour of the wine cellar for experts with the head oenologist, didactic tours, blind tasting, local specialities, etc. Let us know your preferences and we will do our best to find the right solution for you!

 



Book your experience

At Puklavec Family Wines we offer different tour and tasting options. You can choose one of the above packages, or the programme can be tailored to your needs upon prior arrangement.

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