Wine tours in Serbia
If you’re looking for a great wine tour in Serbia which will involve sampling the best wine & food and seeing some amazing wine country along the way – you are on the right place. We will try to help you answering some questions related to wine tours in Serbia. Where to go, which wine region to visit, best time of year for wine tours in Serbia, best wine tour in Serbia ?
We provide personal, small group wine tasting tours, to carefully selected wine cellars and vineyards in Serbia. We offer one-day wine tours and also multi day wine tours with the addition of cycling, fishing and cooking classes. Just e-maill us where you want to go and when and we will customise your wine tour exactly how you want it.
When is best time of year for wine tours in Serbia?
Serbia is a year round destination for wine tourism. The best time to go on a wine tour to Serbia is March-June and September - November. During autumn and spring you will see most of the big events and festivities taking place, such as wine fairs, festivals, gastronomic presentations and workshops.
Best wine tours in Serbia
Nothing improves an understanding and appreciation of wine more than visiting the wineries and the people who make it. Definitely it is more than a bottle with a label. It is a landscape, a vineyard, and a sensory experience forever associated with the personality of the man or woman who made it.
We choose to go to wineries that are usually small & family run and that make excellent wines. Many have a great reputation and make reward winning wines. You will have the opportunity to discuss the wines and wine making with the actual owner or wine maker during our tours.
Top Serbia Wineries & Vineyards
In our wine tours you will have possibility to explore: Zivanovic, Kis and Veselinovic-Benisek winery in Sremski Karlovci, Acumincum winery in Slankamen, Radovanovic wanery in Krnjevo village, Despotika winery in Vlaski Do village, Mackov podrum winery in Irig, Galot and Nedin winery near Vrsac, Brindza winery in Backa Topola and DiBonis, Tonkovic and Zvonko Bogdan winery in Palic.
Here are 4 one-day wine tours and 1 three-days wine tour in Serbia:
Full day wine tour from Belgrade
First we will visit is the oldest wine cellar in the town together with Beekeeping Museum - "Zivanovic". Second winery is "Kis" whose white Bermet is served to Prince Charles and Lady Camila during their visit to Serbia. Third winery is "Veselinovic-Benisek" winery where we will enjoy in local delicacies (goulash, cheese, homemade bread ..) in the garden of their taste object in one of the oldest houses in the Sremski Karlovc... More info...
Winery "Kiš" and "Zivanovic" in Sremski Karlovci and winery "Acumincum" in Stari Slankamen.
Full day wine tour from Belgrade
The first winery we will visit is "Radovanovic" winery, in the heart of Šumadija, Krnjevo village, nearby Velika Plana. It is the most famous Serbian winery because of its quality wines and becouse it is the first Serbian privately owned winery... Second winery winery in our route is "Despotika", in Vlaski Do village, near Smederevska Palanka town. It is new modern winery formed when was Mr Veselin Despotovic decided to replaced his previous successful civil-engineer career for the winemakers job... More info...
Winery "Radovanovic" in Krnjevo and winery "Despotika" in Vlaski Do.
Full day wine tour from Belgrade
The first winery we will visit is Galot Winery, one of the few producers of sparkling wine in Serbia, and we will be able to try some of them..The second winery in our route is Nedin winery in Gudurica, near Vrsac town. A small family winery founded in 1992, which is held with a lot of effort and love for wine production More info...
Winery "Galot" in Banatski Karlovac, amd "Nedin" winery in Gudurica, near Vrsac.
Full day wine tour from Belgrade
The first winery we will visit is "Brindza" winery in Backa Topola It is the new moder winery. The second winery is "Zvonko Bogdan" , in Palic ( Subotica) one of the Top 5 Serbian winery. It is the new moder winery, started in 2008 . From the beginning, their aim is to produce top-quality wines that bear the stamp of the region from which they come, by combining the specificity and tradition of Palic vineyards with the latest French technology More info...
Winery "Brindza" in Backa Topola and winery "Zvonko Bogdan" in Palic, near Subotica.
Three days wine tour from Belgrade
Perfectly suited for a weekend or short holiday, on this tour you will benefit from Vojvodina (north Serbia) most famous wineries. We will travel through the Pannonian plants, visit famous traditional and luxury modern wineries, and taste some of the finest Serbian wines . 9 wineries more than 50 wines and spirits, delicious local food, fantastic landscapes and Serbian traditional hospitality. Lets GO ! More info...
Vojvodina province ( Erdevik, Irig, Backa Topola, Sremski Karlovci, Subotica and Palic lake )
Which wine region should I visit in Serbia?
The Republic of Serbia has 3 main wine growing region : Vojvodina, Central Serbia and Kosovo. They are divided into 22 districts and 57 sub-areas. Vojvodina belongs to the Pannonian Plain and the central Serbia is in the middle of the mountains of the Western Balkans. This, and some other climate, historical and cultural differences, reflected to the difference in types of grapes that are grown and style of wine making and consuming by particular regions. Northerners prefer strong white wines with a lot of acid and aromatic, not too strong red. As we go more to the south white wines are becoming aromatic, and red wines becoming very strong and full of flavor. Each location is unique and different.
If you want to have one day wine tour from Belgrade (distance less than 200 km) we recommend 4 regions :
1. Srem wine region (The slopes of Fruška Gora Mountain, around 80 km north-west from Belgrade) Sremski Karlovci, picturesque village placed on the Danube river coast, along with Fruška Gora Mountains, was the wine capital of Vojvodina for centuries. This is one of the oldest viticulture areas in this part of Europe. Grapes have been cultivated here for over 1700 years. The first vines were planted by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus at the ancient town of Sirmium. Vineyards have been part of life here for generations...
2. Sumadija wine region (Central Serbia, around 100 km south-west from Belgrade) The region is very fertile, and it is known for its extensive fruit production (apples, grapes, plums, etc.). Between the two World Wars, the region was known for its quality white wines, which are exported to the West. After 1945 and Socialist Revolution, wine production in the private wine celars has almost stopped and the vineyards are being destroyed. Recovery begins about 20 years ago. (Second Renaissance of Serbian wine making) Today Sumadija has 25 registered wineries, about 1200 hectares of wine grapes, (mostly international grape varieties) and it is a leader in the production of high quality wines in Central Serbia. For all these reasons and because of the geographical similarities, many call it the "Serbian Tuscany"
3. South Banat wine region ( Area of Vršac, around 100 km north-east from Belgrade) At the beginning of the 18th century (on the order of Empress Maria Theresa) here come the Germans of Alsace and Lorraine and founded the village Kudritz (today Gudurica), and delighted by the sunny slopes of the Vrsac hills expeditious begin to plant Rhine Riesling and to cultivate local grape varieties . For the next 200 years the area has become the largest producer of wine in the Habsburg Monarchy, famous for its white wines.
4. Backa wine region (Area of Subotica, around 200 km north from Belgrade) The area has a winemaking tradition that goes back well over 2,000 years. The entire Subotica-Horgos area lies on sandy terrain left by the prehistoric Pannonian Sea. That's why wines from this area are commonly referred to as sand wines. The sandy soil, a moderate continental climate and top grape varieties yield very appealing wines. For a variety of historical circumstances, wine production in the second half of the 20th century was almost extinguished and vineyards were destroyed. Recovery began 15 years ago and today in this area wine production is growing rapidly and vineyards are replanted. In the 400 ha under the vineyards white grape varieties are dominated.
If you have time (more than one day) then you can also visit Negotin and Župa region:
5. Negotin wine region (250 km in the east from Belgrade) Vine cultivation in Negotin area started in the Romans time, in the third century. At that time, conditions for vine nurturing were outstanding, and that was the main source of income for population of this area. What distinguishes this wine region from the others are authentic “pimnice” (cellars) of villages Rajac, Rogljevo and Smedovac, which peasants were building since 17th century since their own humble basements couldn’t contain the vast vineyard riches.
6. Župa wine region (230 km on the south-east from Belgrade). Župa is an old wine region in southern Serbia. It was first mentioned in the 1196 Charter of Studenica monastery, when kind Stefan Nemanja gave the winemaking villages of the area to the monastery of Studenica. Because of its royal attention, the region became known as the Župa, (Župan in Serbian language is ruler ) and today, it is known for its cultivation of several international grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, and Italian Riesling, local producers also grow autochthonous White Tamjanika and Prokupac.
Your Serbian Wine Guide - Mileta Popovic
Mileta Popovic and his wife Veta are wine enthusiasts based in Belgrade, Serbia. Mileta is local wine experts and great communicators in English, specialised in the Serbia wines and food stuffs. He is also the author of the popular blog Serbian Wine Guide
Mileta Mission and Vision :
1) Spreading Good Vibrations...
2) Present winerys from Serbia and get new friends
3) Spend some time together with wine lovers, do something creative and getting rid of stress.