Since undergoing major renovations and expansion in 2007, the Dveri Pax winery has been collecting London Decanter and other prestigious international awards like they were Pez dispensers. As with most of the vineyards in the Štajerska region, they produce a full range of white wines including Riesling, Traminec and, our personal favourite, the autochthonous Šipon variety, as well as several reds. Wine aside, the property itself is worth a visit. Hidden away amongst the green hills 20km north of Maribor, a 200 year-old farmhouse serves as the main production facility, while a former Benedictine monastery dating back to 1139 hosts group wine tastings, events and even a small museum. Plans are also afoot to convert the upper floor to guest rooms.