Dudan Winery

When you embark from Banoštor towards Neštin and slow down while driving through Susek, on the right side of the road you will see a structure in the form of a cube and based on the inscription hanged on the front door you will know that you made it to Dudan Winery (Vinarija Dudan).

The owner of the winery, Zvonimir Dudan, has decided to embark on the new enterprise guided by the international experience of numerous successful and creative accomplishments that he has left behind himself right on the stretch that promisingly descend towards the Danube. The challenge was much greater since he decided that viticulture and wine making on a stretch of land that together with a part of the old wine cellar of former manor house which used to belong to the Italian Count′s family Odeskalki up to 1937 will be his entrepreneurial venture.

The plantations of grapevine were laid down in 2013, while the assortment of grape that he selected with the aid of Đorđe Papić, PhD includes[1]: Italian Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Muscat Hamburg. The offer of wine includes: Italian Riesling of the Dudan Winery, Chardonnay of the Dudan Winery, Rose Merlot of the Dudan Winery and Rose Muscat Hamburg of the Dudan Winery. The above-mentioned wines are characterised by all features of unique Fruška Gora terroir obtained through a combination of knowledge and know-how of a successful oenologist Tanja Đuričić, cutting edge technology, automation and digitization applied in the process of processing and preservation of wine entrusted to the owner as a spiritus movens of the entire enterprise.

The IT and engineering innovations applied within the process of grape processing, fermentation and preservation of wine come in the form of applied know-how of the profession that the owner of the winery was successful in during his former international career, whereas here it is represented through: temperature control of each stainless steel tank through a telephone and system of management over inert gas, argon for prevention of detrimental effect of oxygen to wine stored in tanks. The second feature is a need of the owner for continuous learning which is shown through his interest in Vedic-natural agriculture for improvement of welfare of soil, men and the environment.

The respectable energy, the need to carry out his work to the best of his knowledge, the aspiration for improvement alongside with Dalmatian gene inherited from his ancestors that used to inhabit the Kaštelan surroundings serve as the foundation for a new entrepreneurship of viticulturist and wine maker Zvonimir Dudan. The reflection of this newly found zeal comes in the form of awards for wine made by the Dudan Winery. The Rose Merlot of the Dudan Winery won the title of the best ranked rose wine, while the Italian Riesling of the Dudan Winery was awarded the gold medal at 23rd Banoštor Grape festival.

The tourist programme is specific. Until the space of the existing winery is extended, wine tasting hall gets built together with the accommodation facility, the visitors are offered wine tasting and purchase with snacks for wine separation in the existing facility. All that is complemented by the story about the influence of the Odeskalkis onto the development of wine making in Srem, about wine from Fruška Gora and technology employed in manufacture and conservation of wine, whereas the specificity lies in linking with the attractiveness provided by Susek.

The idea of Zvonimir Dudan is that the visit to the Dudan Winery should represent familiarisation with the values of the nearby Church of Saint Archangel or some other surprise offered by Susek reality rather than just the expected visit to the usual amenities of the winery. The announcement is mandatory for all visitors. The plans include opening of the wine pub in Novi Sad where the wine offered by the Dudan Winery shall become more available to the residents and visitors of Novi Sad.

Announcement is mandatory.
Nikole Tesle Street 165, Susek
Phone: +381 (0)63 500 150
E-mail: zdudan@gmail.com

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: September 2021

[1]The grape assortments as well as the transcription of  names were provided according to  Cindrić, Petar and Vladimir Kovač (2007) ″Viticulture and wines.“ Fruška gora. Ed. Nebojša Jovanović and Jelica Nedić.  pg. 498. Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike


Nikole Tesle 165, Susek