Indigenous wines of Serbia
• Departure: from Belgrade
• Tour duration: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (5 hours)
• Minimum: 2 persons
• Guided tours in: English and German
• A Guide with a Certificate for Guided Wine Tours
• Visiting two family wineries with wine tasting with local specialties
• Coffee break between visits to wineries
Aleksandrovac Zupa, a wine-growing area located in the central part of Serbia, 230 km away from Belgrade, represents the traditional landscape of Serbian viticulture and winemaking. The rolling hills covered with vineyards actually form a basin 14 km long and 11 km wide, surrounded by the mountains Kopaonik, Željin, Goč and Jastrebac. These surrounding mountain ranges protect the Parish from sudden intrusions of cold air and strong winds. The temperate continental climate, with some Mediterranean features, is characterized by mild winters with little snow, with rare extremely low temperatures, which favors the cultivation of vines.
in Zupa the most represented autochthonous grape varieties are: tamjanika and prokupac, the oldest authentic grape variety in Serbia.
When mentioning Aleksandrovac and Župa, there is an unavoidable story of valuable parish winemakers, Parish Harvest (which has been running since 1963), Poljane (a special group of vineyard settlements), the Drenča Monastery from the fourteenth century and the Museum of Winemaking and Viticulture (founded in 2000 and located in the former wine cellar of the Agricultural school in Aleksandrovac, built in 1924 in the Provencal style).
On this trip we will visit all the mentioned sights, we will visit four wineries where, in addition to local specialties, we will taste prokupac and incense, as well as other wines from domesticated grape varieties. Both days, lunch is organized in wineries, and overnight at Spasić Winery.
During this wine day we toast three times, following the Serbian tradition,