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Comprehensive description of all European growing areas, their grape varieties, traditions and legal rules with maps.

Description to Serbia

In the 1990s, the state of Yugoslavia was greatly reduced by the independence of former federal states due to warlike events. After the separation of four former constituent states, the remaining territory was renamed Serbia-Montenegro in 2003. After a referendum in 2006, Montenegro finally also became independent and the rest was renamed Serbia. The autonomous province of Kosovo, which lies to the south, then proclaimed itself independent in 2008. The viticultural structure of these countries has changed considerably as a result. In the remaining state area of Serbia, there are the following wine-growing areas today:

In Central Serbia (Centralna Srbija) there was hardly any warfare, which is why the vineyards remained largely unscathed, in contrast to other former Yugoslavian constituent states. These are mainly located along the rivers Danube, Morava and Timok. The six wine-growing areas are called Nisava-Juzna Morava, Pocerina-Podgora, Sumadija-Podgora, Timok, by far the largest area Sumadija-Velika Morava and Zapadna Morava. The oldest vineyard is Zupa, from where the famous red wine Zupsko Crno and the rosé Zupska Ruzica originate

In the north, on the border with Croatia, Romania and Hungary, lies the province of Vojvodina (Voivodina), which is divided into the four wine-growing areas of Banat, Pescara, Srem and Subotica. In 2012, the vineyard area covered 44,000 hectares, from which 2.175 million hl of wine were produced (see also under wine production volumes). There are still many autochthonous vines, but the international varieties are constantly increasing. The Grape Variety Index 2010 (Kym Anderson):

Grape variety Colour Synonyms or Serbian name Hectare
Welschriesling white Graševina 33.120
Prokupac red Nikodimka, Nisevka, Rskavac 15.180
Chasselas white Plemenka, Plemenka Bijela 3.450
Muscat d'Hamburg red Muscat Hamburg Crni 2.760
Chardonnay white - ?
Dimyat white Smederevka ?
Gamay red - ?
Gewürztraminer / Traminer white Traminac Crveni ?
Kadarka red Skadarka ?
Krstač white Bijeli Krstač ?
Merlot red - ?
Pinot Noir red - ?
Sauvignon Blanc white - ?
Vranac red Vranac crmnichki ?
Začinak red Krajinsko Crno, Negotinsko Crno ?
Žilavka white Mostarska Žilavka ?

In this section you will find
currently 149,886 Wines and 23,351 Producers, including 2,181 classified producers.
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