Fruska Gora (Fruška gora in Serbian Latin alphabet) is the sole mountain in Serbia’s north region of Vojvodina. As such it’s been an ideal area for wine growing and viticulture for centuries. Actually, this is the very first area in nowadays Serbia where Romans planted first vines, back in the III century AD. Thanks to Romans and their passion for the divine liquor, improved by modern Serbian winemakers you have a chance to enjoy this Fruska Gora wine tour. Another wine tour option you might consider is the Royal Footprints Wine Tour.
What to Expect on the Fruska Gora Wine Tour in 2023
First of all, expect a fun day exploring Serbian wines. The tour is easygoing, you won’t spend too much time on wheels, since Fruska Gora is only an hour drive from Belgrade and 30 minutes from Novi Sad. But not only that, you’ll have a chance to meet a whole bunch of interesting people who give a personal touch to their wines. You’ll learn about a Scotsman who married a Serbian girl and started his wine making venture here on the slopes of Fruska Gora. You’ll experience true local hospitality at a family owned wine cellar, where the winemaker is also a chef. You’ll visit a posh winery which aims high in both local and international markets. And at the end you’ll meet a very alternative approach to wine making. If you like bands Nirvana and the Oasis, you’ll like this winery too. Of course, you’ll taste plenty of Serbian wines along the way.
#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up at your Belgrade (optionally Novi Sad) address (usual pick up time is 9:30am) and you’ll head together to the northwest of the country. While you enjoy your new local friend’s company and by the time you receive essential information about the Fruska Gora wine tour, you’ll reach the first stop on the itinerary. The first winery is McCulloch Winery and they are specialized in biodynamic wines. What on earth are biodynamic wines, you probably ask yourself at this point. If you are familiar with organic wines, biodynamic ones are the next level. Here you’ll learn the story (hopefully firsthand) how this Scotsman ended up in Serbia and what made him grow his vines here.
From here we’ll take you through the heart of Fruska Gora National Park (oh yes, it’s a national park as well) and bring you to another hidden gem of wine making and gastronomic scene of this region. The second wine stop is Miljević Wine cellar, located in a typical village of the area. Here you won’t try just their wines, you’ll also have a chance to taste their first class rakija made from different fruits. The winemaker is also a “rakija maker”, a cook and a great host. This is the place where you’ll experience local food over lunch combined with wine tasting. A complete local hospitality experience.
Next stop is a flamboyant Deurić Winery, which is an ambitious enterprise with state of the art cellars, technology and of course wines. The kind hostess will take you on a tour through the cellar and give you essential insights about their winery. Once the theory is over, you are ready for the practical part. You can choose between three or six labels to taste. Pay attention to their labels which are produced from grape varieties typical for the wine region of Fruska Gora.
As a final stop before you wrap up the Fruska Gora wine tour is a young and by any standards different winery Komuna. Here you’ll take a short tour through their cellar, learn about their approach to wine making and then you can taste up to seven of their wines. The ambience of the winery is something different. You’ll get the idea why it’s named Komuna (Commune).
After the itinerary of the Fruska Gora wine tour is complete, you’ll return to Belgrade (or Novi Sad) and we will drop-you off to your address. The drive from Komuna both to Belgrade and Novi Sad is around 45 minutes.
Good to Know
- Please respect social distancing rules all the time (at least 1m, or 2m when possible)
- Please wear face cover while in the vehicle or other closed space (if you don’t have your own, we will provide)
- If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know.
- When coughing or sneezing please use tissues or your elbow as cover
- Wash hands with soap and water whenever possible, but especially after use of toilet, before and after meals.
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Bottled water during journey|
|Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own|
|Wine tasting in McCulloch Winery 3€ per glass of wine (up to 4 different labels available)|
|Lunch with wine tasting in Miljević wine cellar ~25€ per person*|
|Wine tasting in Deurić Winery ~6€ per person for 3 labels|
|Wine tasting in Komuna Winery ~5€ per person for 4 labels|
|* Price shown is price for lunch per person including three courses and four different wines matching the food.|