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Autochthonous Varieties and Selected Wines

Autochthonous varieties:

Selected wines:

  • Prince Rrskavac
  • Sofia Tamjanika
  • Opium Reserva

Background

Written data on the wine traditions of the Rajković family dates back to 1834 in the first census in Serbia but, according to family tales, the tradition is a whole century longer. Family Rajković is the carrier of one of the oldest wine awards in Serbia. Our ancestor, Miloš Rajković, was awarded Laudative of King Aleksandar Karadjordjević I in 1933 for his wine made from the autochthonous Župa sort, Rskavac, used in the making of the widely-known wine, Prince.

With eight hectares of vineyards, both autochtonous (Rskavac, white and red Tamjanika) and international (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc), we also take pride in our Pinot Noir plantation, the oldest in Serbia, planted by Vladimir Rajković on his return from his viniculture studies in 1962. Today, grapes from this plantation are used in the making of the wine Dina, which bears the nickname of the man who brought this sort to Župa – Vladimir Rajković. Using contemporary achievements in oenology, by combining the autochtonous sorts and modern approaches, the wine Opium was created. Grapes of the forefathers, knowledge of the sons, Serbian wine trilogy.

New achievements in oenology can best be seen in the wine line called ‘Sofia’ – which includes Sofia Tamjanika, Sofia Rose (made from Pinot Noir, purposefully planted combinations of four clones) and Sofia Cuvee (made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) represent modern strivings of vintners from Župa in the world of dynamic and always new oenology.

Wine is always the best where it is made. Therefore our wine house has made an effort to make a cosy corner for all travellers and wine lovers who come to Župa. A modern wine tasting hall can accommodate 40 visitors at a time. Visits are possible every day with prior arrangement. The wine cellar is easy to find since our wine house is located on ‘Župa Wine Road’ and there are road signs leading you all the way from Kruševac to the wine cellar.

Vinarija Braća Rajković was the first winery in Serbia to win a medal from Decanter’s World Wine Awards for its ’33’, whilst it holds the oldest wine award in Serbia, bestowed by King Aleksandar Karadjordjević I in 1933.

 
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