Wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci

Milena Mihajlovic | Live the World

November 23, 2022

Positioned between the hills and forests of the National Park Fruska Gora and the banks of Danube, lies a small town of Sremski Karlovci. Located only 15 km from Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci is just a perfect day trip for those who love wine tasting in an authentic ambiance. This little town is best known for its vineyards and almost every house in the village has its own wine cellar. Karlovci premium quality wines find their way across the globe and into some of the best wine cards.

Wineries in Sremski Karlovci

Most of the wineries offer a wide range of flavors and brands. A number of wineries are located right in the center of the town and offer a brief tour of their cellar. The friendly winemakers will give you all the necessary information about the making and tasting of the wines. Some of the wineries worth visiting are Kis Winery, Bailo Winery, and Cellar Veritas.

Kis Winery has a long tradition of winemaking and are one of the best known winemakers in the country and wider. Bailo Winery is situated in the very center of Sremski Karlovci and is operating in the cellars from the mid 19th century. It’s almost as the atmosphere adds up to the taste of their wines. Wine Cellar Veritas is located 1 km from the village, in an authentic setting, surrounded by vineyards and fruits. They offer the most of the traditional sorts of wine.

Sremski Karlovci original - bermet wine

It does not surprise that the area with such a strong wine culture and tradition, came up with a wine of its own. The local produce, and a national brand called Bermet is a strong, aromatic dessert wine. It’s heavenly sweet taste makes you want to drink tons of it, but beware, it’s got around 15-18% of alcohol!

Bermet is internationally acclaimed wine and historically was the main product for trade to other European countries, mostly royal families, courts and medieval jet-set. No wonder it found its way to the exclusive Titanic!

While in the area

Cultural capital of Serbia and soon of Europe, Novi Sad, is only 10 minutes away. National park Fruska Gora is even closer. And then there are grand baroque and neoclassical buildings, too fancy for such a small town. There is probably no smaller village with a bigger historic and religious importance for Serbia than Sremski Karlovci.

To get the most out of your time here, it may be a good idea to visit during the Spring Wine Festival, a festival that focuses on wine-making culture. Aside from numerous wine tasting opportunities, the wine festival will give you a good opportunity to get to know the place and the surroundings through various workshops, concerts, and even free organized tours.

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