Wine routes in Serbia


Wine routes in Serbia

Serbia can boast old viticultural tradition which could develope thanks to good weather conditions, special soil and the geographical location. There is 700 different kinds of wine. Wine regions stretches from Palić lake in the North to Metohija in the south. Nine marked wine routes were established on this area.

1. The fertile slopes of mt. Fruška Gora hide large vineyards with the sweetest grapes. The Srem region is one of the oldest viticulture areas in Europe. Grapes have been cultivated on Mt. Fruška Gora’s fertile slopes for over 1700 years. The most recognizable wines from Fruska Gora are: plemenka, Fruška Gora riesling, Italian Riesling bouvier, and bermet, an authentic wine from this region. Wine lovers can taste them in the town of Sremski Karlovci and around 60 wine cellars and wineries, from which the most famous are Kiš, Živanović, Dulkin, Merc, Došen, Aleks, Kosović.

2. The Subotica region is an another perfect land for growing grapevines. The region is famous for the best “sand wines”. The sandy terrain, a moderate continental climate and high-quality grapevines yield very appealing wines distinguished by a harmonious. Visitors can try Italian Riesling, Cabernet and Sauvignon in many wineries such as Zvonko Bogdan, DiBonis, Kosa and others.

3. Vršac wine route passes through the region of the Vršac mountains and the Banat plains. 80 of the village’s 400 households cultivate vineyards on around 100 hectares of land. Wines which can be found there: Muscat otonel, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Rhine and Italian Riesling, Banat Riesling, Smederevka, Župljanak and kreaca. Wineries: Kostov, Vinik, Nedin, Stojšić, Rab, Gudurička priča, As.

4. The wine making fame of the territory of the Oplenac hill grew greatly during the Middle Ages. On the Šumadija wine route, Prokupac yields exceptionally good wines. Coupage of Prokupac with premium varieties gives wines that closely resemble French types. Today we can try them in many wineries such as Jelić, Aleksandrović and Radovanović.

5. The most famous wine route in central Serbia is the Župa wine route. Historical and archaeological sources trace Župa's wine heritage as far back as 3,000 years ago. This region has a very special place in the centuries-long Serbian winemaking tradition . The climate in the area is said to be very similar to the one in Bordeaux France. The tradition of making the best Župa wines: Tamjanka, Chardonnay, the Rhein Riesling Italian Riesling Rose is held by the Ivanović , Vinska kuća Minića, Podrumi Radenković, Braća Rajković, Kosta Botunjac and other wineries.

6. The Smederevo wine route crosses by the Danube on one side and the Great Morava river on the other. The soil of the region is perfect for growing the Smederevka grapes, which is why the wine named Smederevka is the most produced here. They also make Italian Riesling, Sauvignon, Sémillon and Tramin. They can all be tasted in the cellars like Radovanović, Živković and Janko.

7. The Negotin wine route is the center of wine tourism in the eastern part of the country. It can boast “Rajačke pimnice” (old wine cellars in Rajac) – a complex of 270 wine cellars from the 18th century. You can taste the Negotin wines like prokupac, Bagrina, Začinak, Vranac, Smederevka, Italian Riesling, Sauvignon and Sémillon.

8. Viticulture and winemaking in Serbia's Knjaževac region dates back to Roman times. This region features cold winters and warm summers with many sunny days. In this region the most common wines are: Red Burgundy, Prokupac, Plovdina, Italian Riesling and white Smederevka. The most famous cellars and wineries are: Jović and Isakov.

9. Metohija wine route in the time of the Nemanjić royal family. Today the most famous wineries on the ninth of the marked wine routes in Serbia are Vinica Petrović from Velika Hoča, as well as Antić winery from Orahovac. They offer Italian Riesling, the Rhein Riesling, Red Burgundy, Vranac, Sauvignon and Cabernet sorts.