Daruvar Winery

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The slopes of Bilogora, Papuk and Psunj in western Slavonia have been covered in grape vine since ancient times. The Daruvar Winery encompasses 160 hectares where they grow the best Welschriesling (graševina), Sauvignon and Chardonnay under the Vezak label.

Vezak graševina (Welschriesling) 2017 won the bronze medal at this year’s Decanter and it has been made from selected grape from the best positions and is characterised by a distinct combination of intense fragrances and light, fruity aromas of peach, apple and pear. The slogan “beauty of blending” perfectly describes this palatable and rounded wine.

Apart from the blend of wine production tradition dating back to ancient time and modern vinification, this slogan also conjures up images of having a great time in good company. This wine doesn’t even have to leave your table because it goes well with fish and white meat dishes, as well as risottos, salads and cheeses.

The Daruvar Winery boasts one of Croatia’s best Sauvignon wines which has been winning awards and blowing winelovers’ minds for about ten years now with its freshness, pronounced yet inconspicuous acids, a strong flavour and rich elderberry, black currant and citrus fruit aromas on the nose. It goes great with strong dishes such as duck or goose foi gras, ripe cow or goat cheese, but it can also be nicely paired with shellfish, gilt-head bream or sea bass seafood specialties and it’ll do just fine when paired with veal.

The Donji Daruvar and Đulovac positions possess exceptional microclimate conditions. Apart from Welschriesling and Sauvignon, they also grow Rheinriesling and Chardonnay, while we wholeheartedly recommend Daruvar Riesling, an archive semi-sweet white wine from 1990.

You can enjoy these wines in the breath-taking ambiance of castle Janković, especially during the traditional wine customs festivities of Saint Martin and Saint Vincent respectively.

-- Your Gourmet 365

Contact number 098/208-378

Web www.badel1862.hr

E-mail vinarija.daruvar@badel1862.hr

Working hours: With prior announcement

Region Slavonia

Address Bjelovarska 66, Donji Daruvar

Description:

Badel 1862 is one of the largest winemaking companies with more than 150 years of tradition and almost 400 hectares of vineyards on five locations and wine cellars across Croatia. It is equally successful in producing quality and superb red and white wines that are just perfect when paired with autochthonous dishes of Croatian cuisine. Badel 1862 also acts as an important promoter of Croatian tourism by placing emphasis on autochthonous varieties and terroir features when implementing its promotional campaigns.

The portfolio of Badel 1862 includes five wineries, strategically located through several wine-growing regions: from western Slavonia, Zagreb County and northern Dalmatia to the Adriatic’s sunniest island. Badel 1862 owns the Daruvar Winery, which one of the most award-winning and where Croatia’s first Wine Salon recently opened its doors. They also own the Križevci vineyards below Kalnik where wine is consumed according to rules – “statute”, while boutique winery Nespeš gave rise to Diplomatic wines whose godfathers are the ambassadors of foreign countries and are used only for humanitarian purposes. A new tasting area will soon open its doors next to the Benkovac winery, which is covered with ivy that keeps the treasure in the cellar safe. Benkovac is the home of Korlat - “the wine that stems from rocks”, while at the far south there are 88 cooperative farmers forming the PZ Svirče on the island of Hvar. They take great pride in Ivan Dolac, Croatia’s first Plavac designated as an ecological product.

Honouring tradition and constant investment in planting new vineyards and restoring existing ones, equipping and technological modernisation of the cellars, as well as active wine promotion have paid their dividend through numerous awards and recognitions won at wine competitions. In this year’s competitions alone, Badel 1862 wines have won: one gold and silver and two bronze medal as the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, one gold at the MUNDUS VINI competition in Germany and three gold and two silver medals at the Concours mondial in Brussels.
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