Vinogradi Urošević Winery (Vinarija Vinogradi Urošević) is a family business created on the experience of a hundred-year-old tradition of viticulture and winemaking, which was intensified and modernized by Jovan Urošević and his wife Kata. The life of winemakers and winegrowers is not easy, because there is a lot of work, anxiety, grace or the rage of nature, and the only way of development here has been dedication and love for winemaking, which was passed onto descendants. Starting from Jovan’s great-grandfather, then grandfather Miroljub – the founder of the People’s Liberation Committee in the village, father Milan, to his son Milan, the vineyards were a constant value of Uroševićs, which in difficult times was maintained by grandmother Aleksandra – Leksa, and in modern conditions initiated and inspired by wife Kata and daughter Ivana.
The vineyards of the family are on the slopes of Banoštor facing the Danube, so that the mighty river gives the grapes a reflected light, and the wine a unique fullness. The Uroševićs cultivate the following assortment of grapes: Italian Riesling, Rhine Riesling, Vranac, Cabernet Franc, Frankovka, Slankamenka, Župljanka, Merlot and Muscat Hamburg. The wines that are offered include: Urošević Italian Riesling, Urošević Rhine Riesling, Urošević Rose, Urošević Cabernet Franc, Urošević Vranac, Urošević Župljanka, Urošević Bermet (white) and Urošević Bermet (red). These are recognizable varietal wines, those that always smell of grapes of the appropriate variety.
All wines are fresh and young, even red, which are good for aging, because they are sold so quickly that they do not reach the planned age. As Grandma Leksa discovered, and the Uroševićs accepted it as the truth, Urošević’s wine tells everyone, both cautious tasters and wine drinkers: just keep on drinking me, and I will tell you who you are. Urošević’s wines have won many awards in Temerin, Inđija, and Banoštor. However, they see as the greatest incentive the event when, after the wine festival in the Belgrade Intercontinental Hotel, their wines entered the wine lists of Montenegrin hotels, and later Zekin salaš (Zeka’s “salaš” farmstead).
The Uroševićs gladly receive guests. The tasting room, at the same time a family ethno display, can accommodate up to thirty people, but in the summer on the porch and in the yard, the hosts create a pleasant ambience for about sixty people. The tourist programme is up to visitors to choose, and they offer three gastro-tasting facilities: tasting of three wines and bermets with cheeses, or wine tasting with local cured meat specialties and cheeses, and tasting of all wines, with homemade welcome brandy, appetizer, lunch with which guests choose the wine themselves. Lunch, according to the previous agreement, can be fresh Danube fish, game meat goulash with dumplings or Srem “ćevap” – pork neck stewed with red onion in red wine.
When the weather allows, guests can be taken to the vineyard on a tractor, and then taste Bermet with donuts that the hostess prepares during that Banoštor photo safari in the vineyard. The household is known for pig slaughter events and other events that the Uroševićs organize only to the extent that they directly enjoy themselves with the guests. And so, the wine flows, the stories go in a circle of time measured by the cultivated vineyards and the children who remain on their native land.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 09:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m. Announcement is mandatory for group visits.
Nikole Pašića Street 4, Banoštor
Phone: +381 (0)21 2979029; +381 (0)64 652 1176
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.