Let us take you to the cradle of Croatian winemaking – the Požega Valley and the Papuk-Krndija Hills, where wine-growing started as early as the 13th century. According to the ancient Romans, this valley was considered ‘golden’, due to the great viticultural potential of its microclimate and soil. The so-called Vallis Aurea boasts the oldest wine cellar in Croatia, founded in 1232 in Kutjevo.
We will embark on this exciting journey at the Krauthaker Winery. In a cosy ambience of a beautifully decorated tasting room, you will receive a brief introduction into traditional vine cultivation methods used there and you will be guided by a professional sommelier through the selection of these exceptional wines. A light snack will be served with the wines.
Our next destination is Kutjevački podrum – one of the oldest wine cellars in South Eastern Europe, dating back to year 1232, where you will see a lovely Baroque monastery with a castle and a park, as well as an interesting cottage-style lookout tower on a hill above vineyards. The tour of the oldest wine cellars in Croatia includes the visits to the 13th century cellar and the cellars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s, the rooms with a giant barrel and the impressive wine collection dating back to 1947, professional guidance through the Kutjevo terroir and introduction into the local wine making tradition, as well as tasting of 5 wines served with a typical Slavonian snack. After the tour of the Kutjevo Historic Site and Wine Cellars you will taste some of the best local delicacies at the restaurant belonging to Kutjevački podrum – vinogradarski ćevap and čobanac. We will return to our meeting point in late afternoon or early evening hours.