Sremski Karlovic, close to Novi Sad, is well known for its many wine producers. In the mid 19th century, most
residents lived off wine production. The town has around 8,000 inhabitants and over 20 wine producers.
The easiest way to arrange a wine tasting is to contact
The Sremski Karlovci Tourist Information Office. +381 (0) 21/883-855
Tell them how many wineries you would like to visit (count on at least one hour per winery, so two might be enough)
how many people and when. They offer knowledgeable guides, and if the weather is nice, include a walking tour
of this important historical town. There is a price list on their website: http://www.karlovci.org.rs/index_e.html
Vinarija Kovacevic is well known for their red wine Aurelius. They produce a rosé, several whites and have just released
a French-method sparkling wine based on 85% chardonnay/15% rhine riesling. The plastic bottles on the floor
hold Rinjski Riesling, the same quality as bottled in glass but easier to transport to large events such as weddings.
An alternative when tasting wine from Kovacevic is to go to their restaurant about 2 km north of Irig, left side, on the
road to Novi Sad. They have a wine tasting menu for groups for RSD 2,000 (Nov 2011) with five wines accompanied
accompanied by a five course meal. We had lunch at the restaurant and the food was very good and reasonably priced.
Mr Kosovic is a purist. He does not blend grapes and uses no additives whatsoever. He produces white
and red wines and Bermet, unique to Sremski Karlovci. Mr Kosovic in the cellar with visitors from Sweden.
Dulka produces red and white wine, red and white Bermet and a rakija based on Bermet. They converted an old village house into
a little museum and built a spacious tasting room. There are displays of old wine production equipment and traditional handcraft.
Vinarija Kis, next door to Kosovic and on the same street as Dulka, is one of the best known wine producers in Sremski Karlovic.
Here is Mr Kis tasting wine with visitors from Sweden in 2008. He prefers to be in the vineyards, one does not often meet him.
Vinarija Zivanovic in Sremski Karlovci can receive groups and have built a large tasting room. They
used to have a lot of bee hives in front of the honey museum, but these have been moved a few km away.
The honey museum is based around the history of the family founder. Beekeeping and wine making go back several generations.
The museum is well known and they have many visitors: school classes, beekeepers from neighboring countries.
There are wine fairs in Sremski Karlovci every September, in Novi Sad and Belgrade. The picture shows the
large tent in Rivica, close to Irig, where there is a wine fair every February. Rivica is at N45.05.561 E019.49.904.
There was a band. In the middle of the tent was a large barrel full of the white wine that won first prize last year. It was not possible
to buy any bottles to take home, and no one understood why one would want to. Just help yourself and drink as much as you want.
Wineries named above. There are still several others that we look forward to visiting.
Vinarija Kis, Karlovackog mira 40, Sremski Karlovci N 45.11.785 E 019.56.504
Vinarija Kosovic, Karlovackog mira 42, Sremski Karlovci N 45.11.785 E 019.56.493
Vinarija Dulka, Postanska 8, Sremski Karlovci
Vinski Kuca Dulka, Karlovackog mira 18 Sremski Karlovci N 45.11.898 E 019.56.372
Vinarija Zivankovic and Honey Museum, Mitropolita Stratimirovica 86 b, Sremski Karlovci N 45.11.954 E 019.56.429
Vinarija Kovacevic, Djoke Sundukovica 85, Irig N 45.05.994 E 019.51.800
Vinski Kuca Kovacevic, Krstašica bb 22406 Irig, Srbija + 381 (0)22 463 137/ 138