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This wine tour is all about exploring One of the most famous wine regions is Sumadija region also known as a Serbian Tuscany. In the hinterlands of Kosmaj, Rudnik and Venčac, with Prokop and Oplenac, people have been growing grapevine from ancient times.
First stop on our wine tour is one of the most famous and first small private wineries in Serbia Radovanovic. Owner Miodrag Radovanovic, a professional with many years of experience, decided to plant 30 ha of vineyards in his estate and start production of one of the most famous wines today. Winery is located near Belgrade just 90 kilometers.
After visiting the very first private winery in Serbia we continue towards to the most modern one. By using state-of-the-art technology, following the world trends, scientific knowledge and tradition of generations, the Aleksandrovic Winery has become a leader among the winemakers of the entire Balkan region and has won a number of medals for quality at the world’s largest competitions.
On wine tour after visiting these two wineries our next stop is Oplenac, the royal complex of Karadjordjevic dynasty. One of the important parts is Royal winery which we will visit on this wine tour.
Complex of the winery was started by King Peter I Karađorđević, and after his death he was succeeded by King Aleksandar I Karađorđević. During the First World War, the graves were desecrated, but it has been successfully restored and today presents a cultural monument of exceptional significance. The jewel of the winery is a cellar which at that time it was the most modern basement, with modern equipment, built like French wine cellars. Even today it is very well preserved, so visitors have the opportunity to see how the king produced wine some 85 years ago. In the museum space on whose walls are the photographs depicting King Alexander I and Queen Mary in vintage, three bureaucas can be seen – a gift of burial for the wedding day of the royal couple from the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. On each of them are the initial verses of the anthems of every nation: the Serbian “God of Justice”, the Croatian “Our Beautiful” and the Slovenian “Next, Flag of Glory”. Barrels were made in each of these republics of dry Slavonian oak. The oldest boiler in the basement is from 1909.
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Meeting at the previously agreed place at 9h
Gathering the group at 9 am at the agreed place, where you will be welcomed by our licensed travel guide. We are moving the road to Velika Plana and the small town of Krnjevo, which is 90 km from Belgrade.
After driving for about an hour, we come to Krnjevo and Podrum of the wine Radovanovic. Winery was founded in 1990. as the first small private winery in Serbia. The most widespread wines from this collection are Cabernet sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.
After tasting and sightseeing, continue the route to Topola and Oplenac. Our next stop is Oplenac and Aleksandrovic Winery. Aleksandrovic’s family has been involved in viticulture and wine making for over a hundred years and has been closely cooperating with winemakers of royal cellars from the beginning, and was also among the founders of the Venetian Viticulture Cooperative.
We will have the opportunity to try some of the most famous species such as: Variant, Oplen Riesling, Trijumf Rose.
St. George’s church
We continue our journey to the Royal Poses, the Church of Sv. George and the Royal Winery. The church actually represents the dynastic grave of Karađorđević, and was built on the model of numerous ruling mausoleums in Europe.
We complete the tour with a visit to the Royal Winery. It was built in 1931 by King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, in a place where there was a small basement in which until the beginning of the Great War, grapes were processed.
Return to Belgrade in evening hours
After visiting the royal winery we go back to Belgrade. Arriving in the evening hours drive will last about an hour.