Verkat Winery (Vinarija Verkat) is a family business that was launched on Malvasia plantations. It all started at the end of the nineties of the last century with the planting of the grapevine of Istrian Malvasia, which the father of the family, a lover of winemaking, intended for family enjoyment that was often shared with friends. Today, the same dedication and love for the vineyards and wine is inherited by sisters Vrkatić, in a modern winery surrounded by historically and ethnologically valuable scenery located in Čerević. The scenery is a part of the former estate of the Futog count Kotek, in which his summer house can still be found today, although it has changed its appearance.
The house in which Verkat Winery is accommodated deserves special attention because it is partly a testimony to the life of a wealthy family in a fertile Vojvodina environment at the crossroads of past centuries, with a yard that is an avant-garde garden, a paradise for lovers of natural curiosities. Everything here suggests pleasantness, which due to the unexpectedness gives another dimension to enjoyment and precedes the enjoyment given by the wines of Verkat Winery. But, it all starts in the vineyards in Čerević and Banoštor and the planted Malvasia, Grašac and Muscat Hamburg grapevines.
The vineyards here resemble to a school that gives direction and guidance, and the effort invested in caring for the grapevine and grape picking is felt in every glass of wine. They offer Verkat Malvazija, Verkat Grašac Beli, Verkat Rose and Verkat Malvazija (barrique). These are light, fluttering, unburdening wines obtained as a run off wine that has previously matured.
Verkat Malvazija is a dry aromatic wine strongly coloured by the Fruška Gora terroir, and Verkat Grašac is a wine of the region. The quality of both wines is recognized internationally: Beowine Challenge Cup 2020 (silver for Verkat Malvazija 2018) and The Balkans International Wine Competition, Sofia 2020 (silver for Verkat Grašac, 2019 and bronze for Verkat Malvazija 2018).
The trademark of this wine house is the performance and ingenuity of each step in wine making and their presentation, which is confirmed by the visual identity of the Verkat Winery that remains remembered. The corpus of wine presentation also includes programmes for visitors: tastings, theme evenings, concerts, jazz programmes and business gatherings for which two spaces and a garden are offered. Snacks for wine separation or catering are organized for group visits upon prior notice and agreement.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.; in winter 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Jovana Grčića Milenka Street 13, Čerević
Phone: +381 (0)63 894 0316
Text: Gordana Stojaković
Photographs: Aleksandar Milutinović
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The text posted in: June 2021
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.