The mineral soil, the winds that dry out the vines and make sure that the grapes are not too hot, the Danube and Drava whose currents like natural barriers help storms to avoid the beautiful vineyards plus the skill and effort of the people responsible for the wines of the Select range of Belje. The white wines, Graševina and Chardonnay, are cared for in stainless steel so that in a bottle they stay fresh, and some of the reds, sorts are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Frankovka, were in large barrels made of Slavonian oak. All the wines of the Select range are characterised by the pleasant aroma and freshness of the sort.
The Premium Range in Belje are made of grapes from the sunniest rows in the best vineyards. Part of the grapes is pressed from whole berries, part after they crush the berries in a wine press, and part after maceration. The wines are cared for in a fine sediment in stainless steel containers. After this the whites mature in wooden barrels for six, whereas the reds between nine, months and a year. They mature for another six months in the bottle then they go on sale as mature, full and prepared for the finest dishes.
For the Goldberg Range the grapes are harvested in various phases of maturation only from the best vines cultivated on soil which does not have much humus. This is why the crop is smaller, but yields wines with more character. The white wines Goldberg, Graševina and Chardonnay mature for at least four months in wooden barrels. The Goldberg red wines, Merlot and Frankovka, mature in wooden barrels for 18 months. Then the wines from various little barrels are blended for 10 to 12 months in large barrels then they mature for another 10 months in the bottle.
Vina Belje, regardless of the range, are a reliable choice and demonstrate that Baranja bears the rightful name of “Vinska majka” (Mother of wines). In fact it is the translation of the word “bor anya” which is how the Hungarians call this beautiful Danube wine-growing area.
Contact number 091/1790 881
Working hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00h
Address Glavna ul., 31309, Kneževi Vinogradi