One of the three wine-growing regions in Slovenia in the east of the country on the borders to Austria (southern Styria) and Hungary. The name means "Drauland". It lies between the rivers Mura (Mur) and Drava (Drau) with the wine-growing centre Maribor (Marburg). In this town there is an allegedly 400 year old vine (see Žametovka). One of the most important Slovenian wine routes also begins in the old town centre. The Podravje wine-growing region is divided into two wine regions: Stajerska Slovenija with 8,685 hectares (Haloze, Ljutomer-Ormoz, Maribor, Ptuj-Srednje Slovenske Gorice, Radgona-Kapela and Smarje-Virstanj) and Prekmurje with 965 hectares (Lendavske Gorice-Goricko). This is a total of 9,650 hectares of vineyards.
The white wines produced here are largely similar in style to those from northern countries. The main white wine varieties are Šipon(Furmint), Laski Rizling(Welschriesling), Renski Rizling(Riesling), Traminec(Traminer), Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sivi Pinot(Pinot Gris). Interesting small climate zones are located around the municipalities of Jeruzalem (Kog, Lahonci), Svecina (Witschen) on the Austrian border, Plitvicki near Radgona (Radkersburg) and Meranovo on the Bahern near Maribor. The Austrian Archduke Johann (1782-1859) once owned a large plot of land in Meranovo. It was here that the great wine promoter had French oenologists plant an experimental vineyard. Radgonske Gorice is considered a model farm.