Kiš Winery

Kiš Winery (Vinarija Kiš) is a family winery based in Karlovačkog mira Street, the wine epicentre of the capital of the Fruška Gora wine region. Data on the family tradition of winemaking, often foggy in this area, is written in capital letters by the Kiš family and is given to the public insight. On the labels of their wine, there is a purchase and sale contract for the vineyard, which the ancestors of the family concluded with Matija Murat in 1801. Since then, the tradition of viticulture and winemaking has not been lost.

However, as in many family sagas in Vojvodina, the grandfather, winegrower and winemaker Slavko Kiš, managed to pass on to his grandchildren his love for vineyards and wine, knowledge of traditional viticulture and winemaking and set up an excellent business plan gilded by his grandchildren, Predrag Crnković and Tamara Popov, modern owners of the Kiš Winery. Even today, it reminds a lot of a grandfather: from the old house, where the modern winery is located, the wine cellar and grandfather’s boat from Kišova bara, where there was a brandy  brewing caldron for which “ušur” (tax in kind) was paid, to stories about childhood and love that warms the hearts of Kiš’s descendants.

Modern visitors instinctively look for places like this that radiate almost forgotten feelings. There is also a wine story about love that begins in the family vineyards on the Matej stretch, and the basis is the following grape assortment[1]: Grašac Beli, Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Frankovka, Portuguiser, Merlot and Tamjanika.

They offer the following wines: Kišov Grašac Beli, Kišov Grašac Beli (barrique), Kišova Misterija, Kišova Misterija (semi-dry), Kišov Chardonnay, Kišov Chardonnay (barrique), Kišov Rose, Kišov Portugizer, Kišov Merlot, Kišov Bermet (white), (red) and Kišov Bermet (red special). These are honest wines obtained from grapes from their own vineyards with respect for tradition and modern oenological practices, spiced with love, dedication and creativity of modern winemakers, who do not want to betray the name Kish. And it all starts in the vineyard, which asks the master to feed it with his own footsteps and nurture it with a constant presence. That is why the development plans of the winery are turned towards the vineyard, where a wine cellar, a restaurant and accommodation for visitors are planned.

The wines of the Kiš Winery are widely known and have been awarded many times, and only the selected awards will be listed here: Grand Wine Evaluation of Serbia in 2013 in the category of “Fortified wines” (big gold for Kišov Beli Bermet 2012); The Balkans International Wine Competition (BIWC) Sofia, 2014 (winning Dry Rose Wine trophy for Kišov Rose); International Wine Contest Bucharest, 2015 (gold for Kišov Bermet 2014 and silver for Kišova Misterija 2011); Villány Hungary, 2017 (Champion du monde for Kišov Portuguiser); Serpendipity Bergamo, Italy 2019 (gold for Kišov Bermet special 2012) and World Wine Awards-Decanter, London 2020 (bronze for Kišova Misterija (semi-dry) 2019).

The programme for tourists includes a tour of the old wine cellar with a story about the family history and tradition of winemaking, and wine tasting and buying. By prior agreement, snacks for wine separating (homemade ham, cheese) can be replaced or supplemented by another serving. An announcement is required for groups. For all those looking for authentic places that are not lost within the relentless craze for money and the ephemeralities of external splendour and pomp, this will be one of the safe harbours to which to return over and over again.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m. Announcement is mandatory for group visits.
Karlovačkog mira Street 46, Sremski Karlovci
Phone: +381 (0)62 461046

Text: Gordana Stojaković
Photographs: Aleksandar Milutinović
Tourism Organisation of the City of Novi Sad is not responsible for changes in information and services.
The text posted in: July 2021

[1] Transcription of the grape variety names is 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


Karlovačkog mira 46, Sremski Karlovci