TRADITION. HISTORY. HANDCRAFTED WINES.
The Aleksandrović family has been making wine for over a century. With a deep-rooted connection to the culture, land, and history, Vinarija Aleksandrović is located just 80 km south of the Serbian capital of Belgrade in the ancient and beautiful region of Oplenac, known for its history of viticulture, winemaking, and rich, historical heritage.
History, cultivation and winemaking since 1903
Since ancient times, the rolling hills of the Oplenac region have been used to cultivate vines, and the Aleksandrović family has meaningful connection to this ancient past.
During Roman times, the region was known as Vincea, while later in the Middle Ages, Vinicia. Today the region is called Vinca.
At the beginning of the twentieth century near Vinca, the Vencac Winemaking Cooperative was founded along with the vineyards and cellar of the Serbian and Yugoslav kings Peter I and Alexander Karadjordjevic I, who spread the glory of wines from Oplenac far and wide throughout Europe.
From the very beginning, the Aleksandrović family has worked in close cooperation with the royal viticulturists and cellar masters, and Milos Aleksandrović, the family’s great grandfather, was one of the founders of the Vencac Winemaking Cooperative.
Wine from Vinarija Aleksandrović
In 1992, a famous royal cellar master named Zivan Tadic, who emigrated to Canada after World War II, learned that the Aleksandrović family was reinvigorating winemaking traditions of the Oplenac region. He sent the family the original recipe of ‘Trijumf’ – the best wine of the royal cellars that was enjoyed before the war at many royal courts of Europe.
Based on the aging manuscript, the Aleksandrović family started creating a new chapter in the long family history of viticulture and winemaking, strongly relying on the experience of their ancestors, scientific research, and latest technological advances.
In the year 2000, a new phase in the development of Vinarija Aleksandrović started when the vineyard completed a new winery and acquired state-of-the-art equipment for the production of their award-winning wines.
The Vineyards and Terroir
Vinarija Aleksandrović is currently the leading private vineyard in Serbia, and all their wines are exclusively produced from grapes that are grown on their own 75 ha of land. Vines are grouped in three locations: Vinca, Jezevac and Bokanja. All three locations are within a few kilometers of the winery and are all characterized by different microclimates and soil types belonging to brown forest soil and vertisol.
The soils are light to medium heavy with good water permeability and excellent physical and chemical properties. They are characterized by a low humus level, which combined with gentle fertilization results in low yields and the best quality grapes. Jezevac hill is particularly characterized by its skeletal soil structure, which has a very low content of humus and is rich in stones.
Vines are planted in carefully selected areas with southern exposure and lots of sunshine, with the rows postitioned running north to south. Vinarija Aleksandrović has an altitude ranging from 250-350 meters above sea level.
Vinarija Aleksandrović’s philosophy is based on quality and is deep-rooted in a handcrafted approach. The vines and grapes are treated with great love and respect, and only the best grapes are left to reach optimal ripeness and eventual harvesting by hand.
Grape yields are reduced from 5kg per vine to just 1-1.5kg per vine to ensure only the best are used to create Vinarija Aleksandrović wines.
With the same dedication, Vinarija Aleksandrović makes and nurtures their wines in the cellar, using the state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology. By applying the latest technology and carefully following global trends, scientific advances, and the proud traditions of generations past, Vinarija Aleksandrović has become the leader among wine producers in this part of Europe. Over the years Vinarija Aleksandrović has won several hundred of medals from some of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions and their wines are now part of the permanent exhibition at La Cite du Vin in Bordeaux.
Vinarija Aleksandrović welcomes over 15.000 wine lovers to their vineyard every year, both through organized wine tours and individual visits. Their modern tasting room accommodates up to 60 people.
Vinarija Aleksandrović also offers facilities to host seminars, lectures, and business meetings inside their specially equipped conference room, which seats up to 60 people.
For more information, contact Vinarija Aleksandrović directly: email@example.com