The family’s grape vine growing tradition goes as far back as the 1880s when Koloman Enjingi planted the first Welschriesling and Kadarka vines in the small village of Hrnjevac at the winegrowing slopes of Krndija. The love for wine production and viticulture had been passed on from generation to generation. His great-grandson Ivan Enjingi, who was a member of the third generation, took over the preserved vineyards with about 2000 grape vines in 1957. He kept the tradition alive and sold wine in barrels up until 1972. That year he broke with this custom and courageously raised the family business to a new level when he started selling bottled wine. This proved to be a prudent business decision pertaining to the Croatian viticulture future.
Ivan Enjingi upholds the laws of nature and therefore be harvests the very best grape which is not treated with artificial but rather organic protective substances. He has never used selective yeasts in the production process, whereas his wines carry and Eco label.
All of the wines are made from grape they produce themselves. Welschriesling is the most common white grape variety in their vineyards comprised of 50.000 hectares, followed by Riesling, Sauvignon, Pinot gris, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau. When it comes to red grape varieties, they grow Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot noir.
The Enjingi family owns several vineyards in the Kutjevo wine-producing region. The largest and most beautiful vineyard is located in Venje at 385 metres above the sea level. The stunning vineyards of Hrnjevac and Mitrovac are located there as well. The cellar produces about 270.000 bottles of varietal wines per year. If the harvest is exceptional, they also offer the late and select harvest.
The late harvest Venje is definitely worth singling out. This is a superior quality semi-dry wine, a coupage of the best berries of the following grape varieties: Zweigelt, Pinot noir, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon. It ripens in oak barrels for 18 months and then it’s aged in bottles. If you’re not a wine lover, you’ll without a shadow of a doubt be impressed by komovica rakia. This rakia type was made from Zweigelt grape berries and had been aging in Slavonian oak barrels for 23 years.
Ivan Enjingi has a clearly defined philosophy: he does what he loves, heeds nature, he’s dedicated to wine and makes the best wines from the best grape. You find this hard to believe? Have a taste!
Contact number 099 222 3013; 034 267 200
Working hours: With prior announcement
Address Hrnjevac 87, 34335 Vetovo