Slovenian descendants of the World's Oldest Vine from Maribor
Shire of Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia
The Vine was handed over by Mr. And Mrs. Razdevšek, official representative of Mayor of Maribor Mr. Boris Sovič.
A Graft from more than 400 years old vine known as THE OLDEST VINE from Slovenia planted in Australia on 23rd September 2001
International and local representatives witness the handover of a 400 year old grape vine from the Mayor of Maribor to the Mayor of Shire of Yarra Ranges.
The handover took place at a function at Prahran Town Hall on 30 June 2001.
The Mayor of Maribor, Boris Sovic, gifted a graft of the vine to the Shire of Yarra Ranges, in Victoria in 1999. After two years of required quarantine in Australia, Councillor Di Moore of the Shire of Yarra Ranges planted the graft at McWilliams Lillydale Vineyards on 23 September 2001. This established the connection between the region of Stajerska, the association of winegrowers of the Yarra Valley and the Shire of the Yarra Ranges. The facilitator and the initiator of the Old Vine Project, Vinko Rizmal has, with the vital support of Australian and Slovenian participating organizations and individuals, made the festival into an important local community event; as well as of intercultural exchange, linking the two wine-growing regions – Stajerska and Victoria.
One cutting from the famous 400 years old Vine from Slovenia was planted by Cr Di Moore – Mayor of the Shire of Yarra Ranges Victoria Australia, on 23rd September 2001 in the presence of some 400 joyful guests.
As a sign of respect and cooperation, the City of Maribor each year donates a graft of the Old Vine with an official document of its originality to a selected friendly city.
List of recipients of the Oldest vine graft from Maribor
Tours – Francija * Lipnica – Avstrija * Vatikan * Katsunuma – Japonska * BadReichenhall – ZRN * Shire of Yarra Ranges – Vic Australia *Gap – Francija * Stuttgart – ZRN * Petange – Luksemburg * Gradec – Avstrija * Fredensborg Castle severno od Kopenhagna – Danska * Malbork – Poljska * Zagreb – Hrvaška * Kolan – Hrvaška * Herisau – Švica *Malta * Sant Sadurni d ‘Anoia, Barcelona – Španija
Brežice, Dobrovnik, Gornja Radgona, Koper, Kranj, Kungota, Lendava, Ljubljana , Ljutomer, Maribor, Metlika, Moravske Toplice, Novo mesto, Pesnica, Ptuj, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenske Konjice, Šentjernej, Šentjur pri Celju.
List of official recipients of The Oldest Vine graft in Australia:
Donated as a gift to the devoted organisations and individuals for their contribution and support of the Oldest vine project in Australia by Vinko Rizmal – SAATCE / Australian Old Vine Coordinato
* Vinko & Elica Rizmal – SAATCE Monbulk – Project Coordinator
* Shire of Yarra Ranges – Burrinja Cultural Centre Upwey Vic
* Slovenian Religeus Centre – Kew Melbourne
*Slovenian Sport Association St Albans
*Slovenian Club Ivan Cankar Geelong
*Slovenian Club Planica Springvale – Bangholme, VIC
*Slovenian – Australian Association of Canberra
*Family Mimica & Frank Vodusek
*Family Jozica & Brian Paddle-Ledinek on belhalf of Lestro-Ledinek company from Maribor Slovenia
*Ms Janet Holmes a Court WA – International supporter and promoter of Slovenian Festival Maribor
September 2010 Župan MOM Franc Kangler – protokolarna predaja – zahvala dosedanjemu mestnemu viničarju Tonetu Zafošniku in predaja odgovornosti novemu mestnemu viničarju Stanetu Kocutarju
September 2010, protocol transfer – The Mayor Franc Kangler – thanking to the retiring city’s vinedresser Mag.Tone Zafošnik and transferring responsibility to
Mag. Stane Kocutar, who was honoured to have been chosen for this job by his predecessor Mag. Tone Zafošnik.
Mayor – Shire of Yarra Ranges Len Cox & Mayor – City of Maribor Franc Kangler
Old Vine Project Coordinator Vinko Rizmal
Yarra Ranges Festival Melbourne & The Oldest vine Festival Maribor
Avstralski ambient na domačiji “The Oldest Vine Estate” , koordinatorja projekta na področju občine Yarra Ranges
The Oldest Vine Estate Shire of Yarra Ranges
HIMNA POTOMKI NAJSTAREJŠE TRTE v AVSTRALIJI / The Oldest vine hymn – Australia
Music Vinko Rizmal / Lirics Metka Ravnjak Jauk / Artists Duo Platin