When you set out from the Court gardens of Sremski Karlovci towards Stražilovo, the path will lead you past the Ešikovac stream and the “fragrant hills” mentioned in the poem of Branko Radičević, all the way to the Veritas Winery. There, in the landscape of many poetic inspirations, where in the summer the greenery conquers the view, and the wind sometimes brings the sound of the bells of Sremski Karlovci, a wine castle stands in the middle of the vineyards. The wine story was started here in 2010 by the Bošković family, following the French model, and in 2020 Jelena Ćuković took over this unique and extraordinary wine venture with the advisory help of oenologist Tanja Đuričić. The impressive balance of the beauty of the vineyards, wine flavors, definition and equipment of the interior here celebrates the beauty of living.
The wine story of Veritas Winery begins in the vineyards that are partly located next to the winery, and partly in the Sremski Karlovci area of Doka and Banstol. The assortment of grapes consists of: Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Italian Riesling, Cabernet and Merlot. The offer includes: Bela Harmonija, Domina, Monte Karlovci, Ćuk Cuvée, Momentum and Bermet Veritas. These are the wines with pronounced varietal characteristics and elegance that reveal the power of the sun and the richness of the terroir brought to life in the grapes with every sip, and then translated into wine joy and a Dionysus like excitement. The logo of the winery, which features Dionysus, that ancient deity evoking a longing for thrillness towards the power of nature, confirms the intention to create wines in this winery with imagination, knowledge and credibility that will awaken in us the powerful and sentimental side of our primal being. Achievement of that goal is evidenced by awards at wine fairs and evaluations, among which are: Decanter World Wine Awards – London, 2022 (gold medal, Momentum, 2017); Decanter 2020 (silver medal, Momentum, 2017); Grand evaluation of the wines of Serbia in 2021 in the category “Red wines from international unflavored varieties” (grand gold medal, Momentum, 2017); The Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival (BIWC) 2020 (double gold medal, Momentum, 2017) and The International Wine Challenge (AWC) 2020 (gold medal, Momentum, 2017).
The Veritas Winery tasting room, situated in the closed part and on the terrace with a view of the Fruška Gora mountain, can accommodate around fifty people, and is decorated in a way reminiscent of eclecticism shaded by the influences of jungendstil and art nouveau, which gives a unique charm to the enjoyment of wines. If agreed in advance, the program of presentation, tasting and purchase of wine can include a tour of the vineyard, wine and barrique cellars, all with a story about the winery and wines, and according to agreement, wine dishes (homemade cured meat products, cheeses, nuts, dried and seasonal fruits, etc.), and a varied gastronomic offer, according to the wishes of the visitors and the event organized in the winery. Specially designed programmes for visitors such as the workshops “Paint and sip” and “Weekend School of Wine” by Marija Bojović, hosted by the Veritas Winery, are becoming more and more sought-after creative challenges for many wine lovers, who position this winery among those lively places that create their own clientele.
Working hours: weekdays 07:00am – 03:00pm (wine purchase only), Friday – Sunday 11:00am – 05:00pm Appointments for groups are mandatory.
105 Ešikovac, Sremski Karlovci (road to Stražilovo)
Phone: +381 (0)69 624 804
Text: Gordana Stojaković
Photography: Aleksandar Milutinović
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Text published in: August 2022
 The transcription of the names of the grape varieties are given according to Cindrić, Petar and Vladimir Kovač (2007) “Viticulture and wines.” Fruška gora. ed. Nebojša Jovanović and Jelica Nedić. p. 498. Belgrade: Institute for Textbooks