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Wine routes in Serbia

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Thanks to its geographical location and climate, Serbia enables growing of grapevine to people from all its regions. This is why this rather small country has as many as ten wine routes that can be visited and followed by all wine lovers. Wine production in Serbia can be traced back to the 6th century BC, but its more serious production began in the 8th century AD.

Nowadays, there are around 700 different types of wine produced in Serbia, and you can visit wine regions in all parts of the country, no matter if you stay in the north, south, east of west. Here are some of the most popular wine routes and regions you can visit:

Fruška gora – Fruška gora is a mountain in Vojvodina province and grapevine is grown on its fertile slopes. Some of the most popular wines from this region are Plemenka and Fruška Gora Riesling, but the most popular wine from this region is definitely Bermet. It is a sweet and aromatic dessert wine, produced by only a few families from the town of Sremski Karlovci. The secret recipe for this wine has been passed down from generation to generation, and not many people know how to make it.

Palić – this is a region in the north of Serbia, around the city of Subotica. This region covered with fertile sandy soil, so the wines from this region are known as “sand wines”. The most popular types of wines from Palić are Italian Riesling, Cabernet and Sauvignon.

Župa – this is the most popular marked wine route in central Serbia, situated in the basin of the West Morava River and surrounded by mountains Kopaonik, Željina, Goč and Jastrebac. Some of the most popular wines from this region are Tamjanika, Chardonnay, Italian Riesling and Rose.

Negotin – this region is located in the eastern part of Serbia and it is the center of wine tourism in this part of the country. It is famous for old wine cellars in Rajac known as “Rajačke pimnice” which date back to the 18th century. Some of the old cellars have been remodeled and nowadays some wineries use them to organize wine degustation. The most popular wines from this region are Vranac, Sauvignon, Začinak and Bagrina.

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