Mrđanin Winery

When you enter the yard of Mrđanin Winery (Vinarija Mrđanin), you are greeted by an impressive order. The impeccable wine cellar above which is the family house, the yard where two huge stainless steel wine tanks rule and the wine tasting room with a view of Karlovci, everything exudes reliability, knowledge and plans for the future. The winery is run by brothers Đorđe and Aleksandar, the fifth generation of winemakers in the family, if we take into account the fact that in 1927, the Mrđanins were in the register of wine producers.

However, as is often the case in Karlovci, the newly found data show that back in 1860, Stevo Mrđanin exhibited “Ružica” at a local square, a wine that is no longer made. What is known is that Jefta Mrđanin, the father of modern owners, accepted the risk in 2000, entered the reforms by intensifying wine production and thus began the period of development. His knowledge and experience are still valuable today.

The vineyards of the Mrđanin family are located in the vicinity of Sremski Karlovci on the stretch of Čerat, and the assortment of grapes[1] they have chosen consists of: Grašac beli, Sila, Chardonnay, Probus, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines on offer are: Grašac Beli, Sila, Chardonnay, Rose (Cabernet Sauvignon), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and soon Andrak (blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc), designed for the winery’s wine.

The wines of the Mrđanin Winery are excellent, those that have all the specifics of Fruška Gora terroir, where grapes are carefully nurtured on the slopes of ideal altitude, optimal mineral composition and sunshine, which with the beneficial influence of the Danube, knowledge and dedication of winemakers gives great results. This is confirmed by the awards, among which the recently won ones will be listed here: Grand Wine Evaluation of Serbia in 2020 in the category of “Red still wines from international non-aromatic varieties” (gold for Merlot 2017), and in the category of “Red still wines from local non-aromatic varieties” (silver for Probus 2018); Grand Wine Evaluation of Serbia in 2021 in the category of “White still wines from local non-aromatic varieties” (silver for Grašac beli 2020 and bronze for Sila 2020) in the category of “White still wines from international non-aromatic varieties” (silver for Sauvignon Blanc 2018 and Chardonnay 2020), in the category of ” Red still wines from local non-aromatic varieties” (silver for Probus 2018) and in the category of “Red still wines from international non-aromatic varieties” (bronze for Cabernet Sauvignon 2018).

For Mrđanin family, the precondition for success is patience and thoroughness, speed is tolerated only in connection with the sale of wine, which is the situation here. Mrđanin Winery is open for tourists upon prior notice. The programme includes tasting of seven types of wine with a story about the family tradition of winemaking, the characteristics of each wine, with Srem snack which, depending on the agreement, can be of different content (young cheese, Trappist, kulen, sausage, bacon, prosciutto) and wine sales.

The wine tasting room is decorated in such a way that it contributes to the affirmative atmosphere, which often turns into relaxing enjoyment with wine. Another thing that contributes to general impression is a series of photographs showing the grape picking in the vineyard at a time when hands were crucial strength; or those showing happy faces at a wedding with a gift – “amper” (bucket) of wine and a glass that create a unique image of pleasure at a time when even “andrak” (devil) used to let the world in peace while enjoying in wine.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m. Announcement is mandatory for group visits.
Jovana Grosa Street 16, Sremski Karlovci
Phone: +381 (0)63 521 274, +381 (0)63 733 4779

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


Jovana Grosa 16, Sremski Karlovci