The history of Smederevo dates back to Roman times, and the rule of Emperor Probus. Serbian despots Stefan Lazarevic and Djuradj Brankovic both had vineyards in the Smederevo area in the 15th century. At that time vineyards also included pimnice (wine houses), where one could rest and have a jug of good wine. In those days the wine trade was strictly controlled.
The leader of the Second Serbian Uprising against Turkish rule, Milos Obrenovic, contributed to Smederevo winemaking by planting 36 hectares of vineyards on Zlatni Breg (Golden Hill), his family's summer seat. High-quality wines are still produced there. The wine cellar PK Godomin, founded in 1909. is still in operation and serves as a testament to the long wine making tradition of Smederevo.
The cellars have a capacity of 20,000 tons, with casks that can hold several thousand liters of wine. Traditionally Smederevo vintners packed their premium white wine, called Smederevka, first into crates and then into cases before exporting them to West Europan markets.
Smederevka, named after the town of Smederevo, is the leading grape variety and the traditional symbol of the region's viticulture. It yields grapes of high quality, which also yield good table wine. The wines made from Smederevka are pleasant and energizing, and are even better when coupaged with high-quality Riesling, Sémillon, and white Burgundy.
Along with Smederevka, other noteworthy wines are produced in the region, such as wines made from Italian Riesling, Sauvignon, Sémillon and Traminac. Among quality red wines Gamay stands out as well as Prokupac - based blush wines.
One could say that the Smederevo vintners have been blessed by nature, which has given them all they need to produce a good wine. Now, all they have to do is to use these gifts wisely.
Winery Plavinac is located in close proximity to the Golden Hill Villa, with a beautiful view of the Danube. The production is based on their own vineyards, and the capacity of the winery is 100,000 l. In the 4.5-hectare vineyard, the wines of the dominant varieties of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot pinot bianco, Malvasia, moscatobianko are pleasant and refreshing.
Telephone: +381 63 104 11 04
Winery Jeremic is located in Smederevo - JUGOVO, 40 km from Belgrade. It was registered in 2010 as a department of the company "EKO mineral doo" owned by Jeremic family from Smederevo. Once it was home wine-making but Winery Jeremic became a modern winery, which applies traditional methods in the most modern equipment using new professional knowledge.
Wine and grapes represent the value of an authentic region, the people and the creative spirit in it. The effort pays back through wine quality. Oenology creates a special connection between man and vine. This connection is based on dedication and experience in cultivation of vine to wine-making. Also, we are seldom aware that there is one special sense developed by this bond. The story of wine is told by delight of consumers.
The whole process takes time, requires a lot of sacrifices, but makes a creative ability that cannot be compared with the everyday pleasures. It becomes an artistic gift that arises from the obligation of folklore heritage which develops and builds constantly.
Telephone: +381 26 671 007 and +381 26 671 077
Wine cellar Dionis is located in Dobri Do, located in the middle of Sumadijski – velikomoravski vineyard region. Annual wine production is around 30,000 liters, and for natural brandy around 5,000 liters. Wines are stored in stainless steel INOX containers and brandy in oak barrels.
Vineyards and orchards found fertile ground in the sunny slopes and hills of Dobri Do. The cellar bases its production primarily on grape processing (Italian Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat hamburg and Prokupac) and fruit with about 6 hectares planted with plum, pear, bademka apricot and cherry.
All this ensures that, keeping the tradition but also respecting the latest trends, the most of the quality from tasty and juicy fruits is taken and turned into wine and brandy.
Cellar "Dionis", Dobri Do
Telephone: +381 26 742 174 and +381 63 712 02 95
Continuing the tradition of producing wine and brandy that is held in the family for generations, in 1985 in Vodanj, the village famous for its fine fruit and grape growers, cellar "Ilic" was established.
The headquarters of the cellar is located in Vodanj, 7 kilometers from the city of Smederevo, and close to the highway, exit Vodanj. At about 2 hectares of its own plantation of vineyards, the sorts cultivated are: Smederevka, Prokupac, Hamburg and Vranac, of which the cellar produces about 15,000 liters of quality wine annually.
Production of high quality fruit brandy in quantities of 2,000 liters per year of fruit from 2 acres of its own orchards of apricot, quince, plum and cherry has made the cellar Ilic known outside the City of Smederevo.
Wine Cellar "Ilic", Vodanj
Telephone: +381 26 4715 398 and +381 63 1715 398
Smederevo history goes back to the day of the rule of Roman Emperor Probus. Despot Stefan Lazarevic and Djuradj Brankovic spread in the 15th century vineyards in areas around Smederevo. Prince Milos Obrenovic also contributed to the viticulture of the region, and in his family's summer home on Golden Hill planted 36 hectares of vineyards that still produce quality wines.
The tradition of Smederevo wines since 2006 has been continued and kept by the cellar "Janko" which, on 9 acres of its own vineyards, grows Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernetfrank. Wines are cultivated in stainless steel vessels and barrique barrels of 225 liters, and the capacity of the cellar is 60,000 liters.
Wine Cellar "Janko", Salinačka BB Smederevo
Telephone: +381 26 613 340 and +381 64 123 60 73
Wine cellar "Dobrava", owned by Radisa Jeremic from Dobri Do near Smederevo, started working back in 1970. Today, after almost 40 years of successful work, "Dobrava" boasts a cellar covering an area of 100 m2 and a total capacity of about 200.000 liters.
Keeping the tradition, but following modern trends in the production of wines and brandies, cellar “Dobrava“ cultivates and keeps wines in wooden barrels, the largest of which has a capacity of 3000 liters.
The cellar "Dobrava" based its production on its own vineyards. In the vineyard covering 1,5 hectares, the dominating sorts are Frank, Vranac, Merlot, Rhein Riesling, Pinot Chardonnay and Prokupac, but consumable sorts such as Muscat Italia, Afus Ali, Queen of the Vineyard and Muscat Hamburg are not neglected. The range of brandies includes: plum brandy, grape brandy, vinovica brandy and marc brandy.
Wine cellar "Dobrava", Dobri Do
Telephone: +381 26 742 104 and +381 64 844 91 55