Vinska Slavonija presented itself in Zagreb in the Christmas edition

Slavonia Wine Christmas Party

Author  HrTurizam Promo

8. December 2023.

Vinska Slavonija presented itself in Zagreb in the Christmas edition

A combination of historic wineries and modern boutique editions, top-quality graševina and powerful red wines - Slavonia Wine Christmas Party confirmed the status of Slavonia as one of the most attractive wine regions

The Kutjevac cellar from 1232 is the oldest in this part of Europe, the one in Belje is the largest, from the Ilok cellars of the Odescalchi family, the first packaged wines in Europe were sold to the world, in Erdut there is one of the largest barrels in the world that is still in use, there is also the largest plantation vineyard in Croatia, and wine lovers and experts know that there are no better Graševins than those in Slavonia and Podunavlje.

In recent decades, Slavonian winemakers have won numerous awards for top-quality red wines, especially for excellent Frankovka, but also for Cabernet Sauvignon. 

He confirmed that the wines from this part of Croatia are the perfect accompaniment to finger food and spicy more specific dishes, as well as to traditional and modern desserts. Slavonia Wine Christmas Party held at the Mövenpick Hotel Zagreb, which brought together wine lovers and friends of this part of Croatia.

Historic wineries and wine festivals

Slavonia wine christmas party22 cluster of county tourism communities of Slavonia photo anto magzan

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Directors of Slavonia County Tourist Boards: Majda Jakša, Maja Jakobović, Martina Jakelić, Ružica Vidaković and Ivana Jurić / Photo: Anto Magzan

Wines from Virovitica to Ilok were presented at the Zagreb party, organized by five regional tourist boards gathered in the Slavonija Cluster. The wide spectrum of primarily Graševin - from sparkling wines to predicates, but also the presentation of black Slavonia with excellent complex, harmonious, delicious wines, confirm the great leap forward of the eastern part of Croatia and invite the exploration of top flavors in modern boutique wineries, as well as century-old cellars.

"Historical cellars are a specialty of Slavonia and Podunavlje and are a great foundation for wine tourism that connects cultural heritage, wine and gastronomy, and there are also numerous wine festivals such as WineOs, which takes place at the beginning of January in Osijek, Slavonia and Podravina, wine not!? in the Virovitica-Podravine County, the Graševina Festival in Kutjevo, the Traminca Festival in Ilok, the sunset in the vineyard in Brodski Stupnik or the Evening of Wine and Art in Osijek... You just have to dare, we suggest that you give yourself the opportunity for a special vacation and new discoveries. Those who have never been will surely return after their first visit to Slavonia. Slavonija - there is no equal to it", said Ivana Jurić, head of Klaster Slavonija and director of TZ Osijek-Baranja County.

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The famous Croatian sommelier Mario Meštrović commented on exceptional wines, especially Graševina.

"In addition to the fact that Graševina in Slavonia has standardized excellence in production and gives top results in all styles of wine, the grapes do not accumulate high acids so that the wines are drinkable, floral and fruity with a pleasant varietal bitterness on the finish. Also, with global warming, we have full, creamy Graševina wines that are great companions not only for Slavonian dishes.

Photo: Anto Magzan

Author  HrTurizam Promo

8. December 2023.