Our first quest will take us to the banks of Danube River, far on the east, on sunny hills of Negotin region. Their tradition of wine making comes from the time of Roman Empire, for the most trustworthy winemakers were from these lands. Of course, tasting wine could be a very difficult and exhausting job, so our people came up to the great idea – serving traditional Serbian snack, called “mezzah” with wine.
We will continue our journey towards south, directly to the most famous medieval cellars in town of Aleksandrovac. These vineyards supplied Byzantine, and afterwards Serbian Royal court. A special vine sort grows here – Prokupac. Aleksandrovac wines were so appreciated and known for its strength and taste, that they were crucial part of Serbian heroic epics – whenever a hero has to go into the battle, he would refresh his strength and courage with the finest red wine from this area.
As we go back to the Central Serbia, in Šumadija region, famous for its rebellious spirit, we will find out why that spirit remained until nowadays. There is a special area in Šumadija, which carries a title of the best enological area in the world. As soon as we enter in, You will see why is that – beautiful, sunny hills, plenty of water and enough three shades were look like made especially for wine growing. Sumadija wines are world famous for the most sophisticated wine lovers, for no man could resist beautiful taste of Muscat and Riesling. About its quality, we will just give You a hint: King Petar I Karadjordjević once ordered local peasants: “Do not make war, but wine!”.
We are already crossing Sava and Danube Rivers and entering Vojvodina region. Our journey is getting close to the end. Therefore, as a feast without a desert is only eating, we have kept the sweetest thing for the culmination of our quest. Vojvodina belonged to the Austrian Empire until 1918. Many documents confirm our claim – the best wines drunk on special occasions came from Panonian valley. Every family has its own secret recipe, which only the eldest son inherits. It is a secret of Bermet, a special wine served only instead of desert. No its not a typing error – bermet is so sweet that any cake or other specialty would only disturb the delicate taste this wine leaves behind itself.
During centuries, people in these lands lived with vine and dedicated their lives in satisfying their hedonistic needs. As we said, it is not grape that makes the perfect wine, it is LOVE.
Minimum duration: 2 days
Maximum duration: 6 days