House of the old vine in Maribor

Where the oldest vine in the world thrives: The Maribor Wine Route

Around 400 years old and still bears fruit in autumn: the vine in Lent, a district of Maribor, is the oldest in the world from whose grapes wine is still made - and the starting point for a hike along the Maribor Wine Route.
The route leads along the river Drava on its banks and along the slopes of its banks the vines typical for the region such as Welschriesling, Chardonnay, or Ruländer. Wineries and farms invite you to visit them. Overnight stays are also possible. Back in Lent you can admire exhibits from the history of Slovenian viticulture in the House of Old Vine.

White villages, white cheese: the Payoyo route

The Sierra de Cadiz is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes and the white villages. But the region in the south of Spain has also produced a famous cheese: Payoyo, which is popular throughout Spain. The cradle of the goat cheese with its snow-white paste is Villaluenga, where a big cheese fair is held in spring.
The village is also home to the best cheese dairies in the region and is the starting point for the Cheese Route of the Sierra de Cádiz. This route leads to El Bosque, where a cheese museum and information centre awaits visitors. Further stops are Villamartín. Alcalá de los Gazules or Arcos de la Frontera - all with their own cheese specialities.

Saint Emilion

World-class wines: Along the Médoc wine route

he Médoc, the wine growing region between Côte d'Argent, Gironde and Arcachon, is probably one of the most famous in the world: names like Pauillac, Margaux or Saint-Estèphe make the hearts of connoisseurs beat faster. The number of Grand Crus, the wines that belong to the great growths, is enormous. The most famous wineries with their château-like estates can be visited on a tourist theme road: the Route du vin du Médoc. 
The road does not only lead past the famous stately chateaux and through some prominent wine cellars. There are also pretty wine villages such as Saint-Emilion, which with its monasteries and churches is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.