Maribor Wine Queen

Maribor Wine Queen

Every two years there is a competition for the Maribor Wine Queen – the ambassador of the oldest vine in the world and a rich tradition and culture of the Štajerska region viticulture.

Neža Jarc, the current Maribor Queen of Wine

The new Maribor Wine Queen from 2020 to 2022 is 25-year-old Neža Jarc from the beautiful Styrian wine village Svečina.

Neža Jarc is a student of the Marketing Masters course in Ljubljana, before that she graduated in Portorož where she studied Tourism. Ever since her childhood, she has been closely connected with wine, as already the fourth generation of her family is involved in viticulture and winemaking. At home, they cultivate around 10 hectares of vineyards, mostly white varieties. The family also runs a tourist farm, where guests can taste local cuisine and excellent wines.

When Neža Jarc received the crown of the Maribor Wine Queen, she said: “I am happy and proud to accept the title of the 12th Maribor Wine Queen. It is a great honour for me to be appointed the ambassador of the oldest vine and the Maribor wine-growing region and to promote the capital of Slovenian Styria – Maribor. I will strive for a greater and better recognition and recognisability of Styrian premium wines and a respectful attitude towards the noble drop."

For her queen wine, the 12th Maribor Wine Queen chose the Sauvignon variety, as it is one of the most typical ones for her region and one of the most promising ones of the home wine cellar.