“Ilok Grape Harvest” brings together wine lovers

The small town in the far east of Croatia has become a top end-of-summer destination of continental tourism over the course of more than 50 years. The traditional “Ilok Grape Harvest” brings together all lovers of wine, music and good times in the old city core. Several thousand people stop by to celebrate the occasion.

Image author: Iločki Podrumi

The well-known wines of Ilok are the town’s main development driver, and the forerunners of the whole wine story for years now have been the well-known Iločki Podrumi (Wine Cellars of Ilok). They have a special offer this year, satisfying your taste buds with everything they need for 10 days. Photo courtesy of Iločki Podrumi

The introduction to the harvest, for six years in a row, is the well-known “Wine Night”, held in the Stari podrum in Ilok. This is a night where the wines run the show and everything else fades.

As we mention “wines and Ilok”, the words bring to mind the famous “Traminac (Gewürztraminer), which has found its best ground to grow precisely in Ilok. This is why the “Traminac Days” will be held on two attractive tourist locations during the harvest in Iločki Podrumi. We have a special offer of food and our Traminac sorts, giving our guests an opportunity to try all 8 styles that we produce. Photo courtesy of Iločki Podrumi

After the wine tasting, the cultural part begins – Pudarina. The drive on a small tourist train to Vukovo where they show you how vineyards used to be protected from thieves during the harvest.

The middle of the week is reserved for “Days of Open Doors of Stari Podrum” - the oldest wine cellar of Croatia. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the cellar with a guide who takes them through a wine story that is over 500 years old. They can see the oldest bottles kept there that cost a small fortune nowadays. We can only add that this same wine was served at the celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Do you need a bigger reason to come? Photo courtesy of Iločki Podrumi

The weekend is reserved for enjoyment in good company, even better wines and tambura music!

Stari podrum restaurant will become a real party zone where everyone who knows how to experience “kićeni Srijem” (decorated Srijem) is welcome.

Be a part of the manifestation which you enter through a barrel!

Daily programme:

24/8 – 2/9/2018

TRAMINAC DAYS WITH ENO - GASTRO OFFER – Stari podrum and Principovac

24/8/2018

6th WINE NIGHT – Stari Podrum – programme: tasting of Iločki Podrumi wines, tour of old wine cellars, fun with SING SONG SWING JAZZ BAND…

Coupons for tasting with tasting cup = 50,00 kuna

25/8/2018

TRADITIONAL PUDARINA; TOURIST TRAIN “TRAMINAC EXPRESS” - free for everyone

4:30 pm Stari Podrum – Vukovo and return from Vukovo after Pudarina

28&29/8/2018

DAYS OF OPEN DOORS TO STARI PODRUM – free guided tours of old wine cellars.

31/8/2018

STARI PODRUM – TERRACE: eno-gastro offer and entertainment with “ORION FULL BAND”

TOURIST TRAIN “TRAMINAC EXPRESS” - circular tours – free for all from 5 to 7 pm, departure point in front of the town library – Danube shore – Principovac and back to Boso parking lot.

1/9/2018

STARI PODRUM – TERRACE: eno-gastro offer and entertainment with TS “AURELIUS”

TOURIST TRAIN “TRAMINAC EXPRESS” - circular tours – free for all from 5 to 7 pm, departure point in front of the town library – Danube shore – Principovac and back to Boso parking lot.Photo courtesy of Iločki Podrumi

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