Our Vineyard Cottage Malek can be found along the wine road between Svetinje and Jeruzalem. Inside there is an enormous press and underneath a vaulted cellar. A special sight in the cottage is a house chapel with a preserved fresco of the Assumption of Mary, a baroque masterpiece from the first half of the 18th century. On the walls two more genre paintings are well-preserved. Restorers believe this painting and with it the whole chapel are older than the cottage itself and that the chapel was later added to the vineyard cottage.
The vineyard cottage was part of the manors Branek, owned by the Friullian Counts from the Codroipo family. Late-19th century Malek and its premises in Veličane were transferred to the Fischerau family – proprietors and wine traders from Leoben. After World War II the property was given to the management of Jeruzalem - Svetinje. Today the Vineyard Cottage is managed and owned by Puklavec Family Wines.
The building is more than three hundred years old, and was used by the former owners mainly as a residential and farming building but today is purely a tourist site. Its doors are open to announced groups and individual visitors. Situated in the middle of the Hills of Jeruzalem, it offers tastings and possibilities to buy our wines, visits to the vaulted cellar, the old press, the chapel and a small winegrowing museum.
Opening hours: in April on Saturday and Sunday, 12.00 - 18.00. From May until November daily, 11.00 - 18.00. Groups are always welcome, however please make reservations at least 2 days before arrival.