Imperator Organic Winery

Imperator Organic Winery (Organska vinarija Imperator), established in 2011, is connected with Salaxia Winery, with which it shares tasting and restaurant space, but also much more than that. It is the matter of the same life philosophy that underlies the efforts of the owners of both wineries to make wine which, as Bela Hamvash says in the Philosophy of Wine, will elevate a man from a disturbed world so that he can be returned to his place in the golden age order.

It all starts with the assortment of grapes [1] from the vineyards in Rakovac and Erdevik, which consist of: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, Traminac, Sauvignon White, Sila, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Prokupac, Cabernet Franc and Vranac, continues with nurturing it, hand picking, and by using the technology of wine making devoid of herbicides, pesticides, and industrial yeasts. The wines of this house, truly and strongly coloured by the Fruška Gora terroir, make a kind of bridge to nature. They offer red and white wines with an organic certificate that bear the names of Roman emperors born in Serbia: Decius, Maximianus, Quintillus, Claudius, Valerius, Flavius, Gratianus and Constantius. Rhine Riesling Flavius, vintage 2017 and red wine Quintillus, vintage 2017 are on the list of the Best Wines of Serbia 2020.

At the just concluded Grand Wine Appraisement of Serbia in 2021, the wines of this wine house won the following awards: in the category “Still wines from local and international aromatic varieties” (gold for Gratianus 2018) in the category “White still wines from international non-aromatic varieties” (silver for Valerius 2017 ).

Wine tasting as well as food offer, mostly composed of local products, can be arranged at least one day in advance. For individual visits, shopping is possible during the working hours, but wine tasting, with the usual snacks for separating the wine, requires an announcement.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. (the announcement for group visits is mandatory at least one day in advance)
Manastirska Street bb, Rakovac
Phone: +381 (0)60 754 7754
E-mail: djurdja.katic@gmail.com

Text: Gordana Stojaković
Photographs: Aleksandar Milutinović
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The text posted in: May 2021


[1] The transcription of the grape variety given according to: Cindrić, Petar and Vladimir Kovač (2007) “Vinogradarstvo i vina“ (“Viticulture and Wines“) Fruška Gora. ed. Nebojša Jovanović and Jelica Nedić. Pg. 498. Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike.

Address

Manastirska bb, Rakovac