The Klasiček family has been the owner of Iuris winery since 1994. The winery is situated in the Erdut winegrowing region, in the area of Kraljevo Brdo, Busi and Lipovača to be more precise. The tradition of growing grape vine in this location dates as far as 1910 when the well-known Piller family from Osijek planted vineyards, while Damir Klasiček bought these vineyards comprising 56 hectares and the winery in 1977. They plant mostly red Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot i Cabernet Franc. In 2002 they planted the first Pinot noir, which makes a quarter of all grape vines today, while the first harvest took place in 2007, which was truly an exceptional year.
The wine style is Bordeaux indeed at the beginning, which is actually no coincidence. A young oenologist, who’s the son of Damir Klasiček returned from France in 2005 where he completed his studies and gained experience in renowned wineries Chateau Cheval, Chateau Margaux, Chateau d’Yquem and spent several years in Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France mastering the production of Gastro Pant rosé wines.
By honouring the tradition and experience of French viticulture, Domagoj implements the style and character in his Iuris wines defining them as a blend of elegance and modernity.
The basic line of Iuris wines offers wine lovers a chance to get exceptional, balanced wines with a very good price-quality ration in the Croatian market. The wine production approach is traditional with an emphasis on character, especially the fruitiness of the wines comprising the basic line.
The line Cyclists, comprised of perky, new wines, is aimed at younger consumers at an affordable price. The idea is to pair Graševina (Welschriesling), the most prevalent white variety, with other white varieties in this climate. Cyclists is an innovative, simple and fresh line. Rosalia, on the other hand, strives to become the most popular Croatian rosé wine. This rosé wine has managed to carve up a niche in the world market. As Klasiček argues, it merges the best qualities of white and red wines.
Saltwater (Sauvignon blanc and Cabarnet sauvignon) is the author's line of wines conceptualised to please younger consumers removed from the traditional types of wines. “Saltwater” originates from an underground lake beneath Erdut and the wines are more reminiscent of the New World wines with an accentuated mineral note and richness of aromas. Jenero line refers to Plavac from Brač, which has been transposed to Slavonia. This Plavac is fruity and almost has no tannins, which is rather strange for this variety. Jazz vibes is a limited edition line launched in connection with the promotion of Borna Šercar’s new jazz album called “Wagner goes to Hollywood”. This is a coupage consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 20% Plavac Mali.
Contact number 095/705-6343
Working hours: MON - SUN: 8:00 - 16:00
Address Raška ulica 16 10 000 Osijek