Križevci Winery

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Prigorje – Bilogora
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These vineyards spreading over 70 hectares are situated right next to Križevci, a city famous for Križevci Statute, a collection of rules, laws and regulations prescribing how to behave and go about enjoying nice wines. The vineyards date back to the time of Maria Therese and the sun here is particularly conducive to Welschriesling, a traditional Croatian continental variety. Yellow-greenish, fresh and light, Križevci Welschriesling is served with cold appetizers, poultry and freshwater fish dishes.

The archive Križevci graševina (Welschriesling) barrique harvest 1990 won the gold medal at this year’s MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting competition. This exceptional white wine has been aging for 28 years in a cellar in Sveti Križ Začretje and its sweet honey and ripe exotic fruit aroma still manages to surprise to this very day. Still harmonious and complex, this wine has more potential because it’ll get even better as years go by. It’s almost impossible to come by so be sure not to miss out on it if you get a chance to try it.

-- Your Gourmet 365

Contact number 099/211-8677

Web www.badel1862.hr

E-mail zdravko.orlovic@badel1862.hr

Working hours: With prior announcement

Region Slavonia

Address Široko Brezje bb, 48260 Križevci

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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