The Malek vineyard cottage

Experience the fascinating Malek vineyard cottage in the heart of our vineyard terraces. The more than 350-year-old building, which once served as a farm for processing grapes and wine, today happily opens its doors for visitors. You can expect an exciting story, excellent wines and traditional dishes from the region.

Jeruzalem wines once ripened in many vineyard cottages just as Malek and some are still standing today dispersed on the hills. Malek, which stands at the wine road between the villages of Jeruzalem and Svetinje, is a typical vineyard cottage in Slovenske gorice previously owned by the rich owners of the vineyards. The vineyard cottage was named after a derivative from German words Maylegg, Maleck or Malegg, which means a castle standing on the edge of a hill, as well as a place where judgements took place.


Visit us and see the old vineyard cottage, an enormous press, house chapel, a small viticultural museum and a mysterious old cellar which hides a treasure behind its thick walls. You can taste and buy our wines and also other local products and souvenirs in our wine shop.


Enjoy the ambience and the stories of the old wine cottage, try the excellent wines and local food or simply enjoy the sunny terrace with a beautiful view of the surrounding vineyards. You are always welcome in the Malek vineyard cottage!


To make your experience of the Jeruzalem hills complete, book your date for a guided tour of the vineyard cottage and the wine tasting. We also provide local specialities, from Prlekija cold cuts to “gibanica” dessert, upon prior arrangement.

Tour and wine tasting (3 samples) plus snack: €6.00/person
Tour and wine tasting (4 samples) plus a snack: €7.00/person
Tour and wine tasting (5 samples) plus a snack: €8.00/person
Tour and wine tasting (3 samples) plus cold cuts: €12.00/person
Bookings for guided groups at least 1 day in advance:
Opening hours: every day between 11am to 6pm from 1 May to St. Martin’s Day. For groups by prior arrangement.


Our Malek vineyard cottage offers a special experience in the autumn – the Prlekija harvest! Believe me, this is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Beautiful nature, picturesque vineyards, good company, music and food, and wine of course!


  • the meeting point at the Malek vineyard cottage; a welcome drink with sparkling wine and Prlekija warm lunch (Prlekija pot)
  • Harvest in the vineyard in the company of a glass of spritzer (2 to 3 hours)
  • Wine tasting at the Malek vineyard cottage with bread and cheese
  • A late Prlekija lunch or dinner at the Hlebec Tourist Farm

Price: €29.00/person
Only for groups of over 30 persons.
Bookings at least 3 days in advance.
This offer is available in September and October, depending on the weather.

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Malek offers an educational vineyard, where all the varieties are planted which can be found in our vineyards. Take a walk in the vineyard and learn more about the grapevines, grapes and wines.

You will also find boards with various names in the same vineyard. These are the Šipon vines, which were planted by our friends, business partners and well-known Slovenians in the year 2014.


Are you looking for an interesting and different location for a special event? A wedding in the middle of nature, a birthday party or a business event ... We are always open to your proposals and wishes!

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