DVERI - the old Slovenian word for door.
Å½elezne Dveri is at the same time also the name of a
place and the exceptional viticulture location close to Jeruzalem,
where the Dveri – Pax company maintains its vineyards and
produces it's sparkling wines.
PAX - Latin word for peace and also
The historical connection between the Jarenina castle and the
monastery from Admont dates back to 1239. In those days the
property was in possession of the nobleman Rudolf von Wittenswald
who granted it to church as an expression of gratitude. The bishop
Konrad I of Salzburg assigned the Jarenina castle (Jahringshof) to
the monastery of Benedictines from Admont in 1239.
In 1939, following the accession of Austria to the Third Reich,
the monastery in Admont was expropriated and the property of the
Jarenina castle came under the administration of the Maribor
Diocese. Upon Yugoslavia's occupation, the estate came into the
position of the German Military Administration. Following the end
of the Second World War, the estate was seized in its entirety in
1945. The Jarenina castle property, the Å½elezne Dveri
properties as well as the properties in the Radgona region were
After the change in the political climate in Slovenia and the
independence of 1991, the negotiations for the return of the seized
properties to the rightful claimant, the Benedictine priory of
Maribor, began. The priory used a portion of the returned property
to establish the company Dveri-Pax d.o.o. The vineyard and the
decrepit buildings on the property were in urgent need of
renovation, which demanded capital. This was achieved by selling a
share of the Dveri-Pax d.o.o. company to the Benedictines from
Admont who, as is already mentioned above, had historical links to
the property. The latter also purchased the remaining share of the
Dveri-Pax company in 2005, becoming its full owner.