On this tour you will visit wineries which will give you a good overview on wine-making scene of Šumadija, from the newly established Despotika winery growing few indigenous Serbian vine sorts, over to the old Royal wine cellar with historical exhibition, through the eminent Aleksandrović winery and to the young and promising family owned wine cellar.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Winery Despotika, Smederevska Palanka, Central SerbiaOur first wine stop is the village of Vlaški Do and Despotika winery, a newly established winery with ambitious plans and an enthusiastic owner. Despotika has several wine labels made from different kinds of grapes, but one is unique – Morava, indigenous Serbian grape variety. Only few winemakers in Serbia grow Morava, so you’ll have a unique opportunity to try this white wine. Of course we won’t stop only with Morava, there are many Despotika’s wines to taste.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: RujevicaNext stop is family owned wine cellar where you'll have a unique opportunity to try wines from their own production and to match it with local food during lunch. Here you'll also get the idea how small family owned businesses function in the big market. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kings WineryAfter lunch we move on to the capital of the Šumadija wine region, to Topola, where Karađorđević Royal family nurtured their vineyards and where they created the famous Trijumf wine. Royal wine cellars nowadays are publicly owned and they grow grapes on 11 hectares only, compared to 50 hectares from the period of the kingdom. The highlight of the Royal winery is the original king’s wine cellar which is in excellent condition, so you’ll have the opportunity to see how the king made his wine some 85 year ago. The biggest treasure of the Royal cellar is the old archive where they keep wines from the 1930s.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Winery Aleksandrovic, Topola, Central SerbiaNext stop is one of the most prominent Serbian wineries from 1990s onwards, Aleksandrović winery. This is a modern, yet very traditional establishment which produces only high quality wines. An interesting story is connected to their early days, namely the old king’s winemaker, who emigrated to Canada when WWII started, had the recipe for making the famous Trijumf (Triumph) wine, so when he heard that Aleksandrović was renewing his family vineyards and starting a new winery, he sent the recipe for Trijumf wine to him, in order to continue with the tradition of Trijumf wine production, which was discontinued with communist regime taking over the Royal wine cellar. Nowadays Aleksandrović produces many different wines, but they are best known for their Trijumf range, including sparkling wines.Duration: 1 hour