The first vines were planted in this area around 2,400 years ago Celts planted. The Romans influenced viticulture especially in the Poetovium area (Ptuj = Pettau). The Roman wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned viticulture in the karst region and called these wines an elixir of life. Winegrowing came to a standstill again during the Migration Period. But in the Middle Ages, the wines at the courts of imperial Wien and archiepiscopal Salzburg were highly valued. The Austrian Archduke Johann (1782-1859) owned a model vineyard near Maribor (Marburg). Even today the influences of the long and historical affiliation to Austria-Hungary can be felt. As in most European countries, large areas of vineyards fell in the second half of the 19th century phylloxera to the victim.
installation areas are in the north at the border Austria (Southern Styria), in the east on the border with Hungary as well as in the west on the border with the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Around three quarters of the production is accounted for by white wines and around a quarter by red wines. Slovenian winegrowing has shown a rapid positive development. The winery is a model company and pioneer Movia, There are many small winegrowers with tiny areas. The climatic conditions are characterized by Alpine, continental and Mediterranean climates. After short, heavy downpours in the spring, a warm summer and a long, mostly sunny autumn follow, which enables a late harvest and therefore also mature predicate wines. Slovenia is divided into three large wine-growing regions with 14 wine-growing regions protected by origin. The vineyards covered a total of 16,000 hectares in 2012, of which 507,000 hectoliters of wine were produced (see also under Wine production volumes ):
Podravje (Drauland) divided into two areas with 9,650 ha:
1. Stajerska Slovenija (Slovenian Styria) with 8,685 ha
2. Prekmurje with 965 ha
Posavje (Saving area) with 4,328 ha:
Primorska (Adriatic coastal area) with 8,081 ha: