If there is a plastic depiction somewhere of the glorious, and yet cheerful and ornate wine Srem, then it is at the winegrower’s and winemaker’s Jovan and his son Vaso Stojković. Stojković Wine Cellar (Podrum Stojković) is run today by the eighth and ninth generation of the family, which keeps the memory of all ancestors and their descendants who came to Srem from Prizren, during the Great Migration of Serbs under Arsenije III Čarnojević. Their names, classified in ten generations, are still written on a large family tree that welcomes visitors, as well as wine toasts dedicated to “Wines with two suns” from the Stojković Wine Cellar. The winemaker Jovan Stojković will be happy to explain that the second sun is the Danube, from the surface of which the light is reflected and re-illuminates the vineyards. On 5 hectares of Banoštor vineyards, Stojkovićs grow the following assortment of grapes: Italian Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vranac, Slankamenka and Muscat Hamburg.
The wines that are offered include: Chardonnay Stojković, Chardonnay Stojković (barrique), Italian Riesling Stojković, Cabernet Sauvignon Stojković, Cabernet Sauvignon Stojković (barrique), Vranac Stojković (barrique), and Rose Stojković. For the Stojkovićs, Srem, with its surroundings, is a sufficient world, so are the awards received for wine by those from the surrounding area: Vinofest Vršac 2006 (gold medal for white wines), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vojvodina 2014 (plaque for service quality), Pannonian wine Inđija 2014 (bronze for Chardonnay Stojković) and Red Wine Champion Neštin, 2020 (Cabernet Sauvignon Stojković).
If it is true that wine is made by a winemaker who gets inspired with his/her own zest for life and the happiness he/she draws from small things and big family events, then Stojković’s wine is joy poured into bottles. Here, time flows differently, and attentive listeners of stories from the life of Srem will notice that wine is just as good for sadness, happiness and sorrow as tamburitza players. Even a voluminous mixture of roasted meat, which is served to guests for every mood, has an imaginative name at Stojković’s – “beaten ćevap from Srem” because the pot in which a layered and heavy meal is prepared is to be shaken several times.
The cordiality, wit, ease with which the Stojkovićs meet the guests easily prevails over the space, and the wine then makes every visit to the Stojković Wine Cellar a pleasant memory for a long time. A comfortable tasting room is available to visitors by appointment, and from there you can peek under the surface of the ground floor, because part of the floor is made so that you can see the meticulously arranged wine cellar below. The walls are decorated with plaques, cups and medals for wines and broken tambourine strings, most often those of the tamburitza gang of Toša Gužvara. For those who get completely relaxed, there is also accommodation in a family household. Announcement is required.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m. Visits on Sundays are possible only for previously agreed groups.
Nikole Pašića Street 13, Banoštor
Phone: +381 (0)64 143 3589, +381 (0)63 471 591
Text: Gordana Stojaković
Photographs: Aleksandar Milutinović
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The text posted in: June 2021
The grape assortment as well as the transcription of the grape varieties 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.