Crmnica Wine Road Tour
Montenegrin wines have a long and rich tradition, owing to the good conditions and favorable climate in the coastal areas as well as in the interior, which favor the cultivation of vines. Two autochthonous varieties to which the Montenegrins are particularly proud are Vranac – special taste and color of dark ruby and Krstač – dry wine with a minimum of residual sugar. Tradition of grape growing in Montenegro dates back to the 2nd century BC. The wine is stored in barrels and other wooden drums in almost ideal climatic and technological conditions. In the mid-19th century, the Montenegrin King Nikola Petrović saw the enormous possibilities of this region and the power of local wine … and brought the regulation: “Every soldier from the place where the vine grows must plant two hundred grapevines”! As for Montenegrin wine, a new era began, and Montenegrin Vranac won the first prize in 1907 at a wine exhibition in London.
per adult from
6 to 7 hours
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Fees and Taxes
- Driving by car, minivan, van or tourist class bus.(driver with English knowledge)
- Visit to the 4 rural vineyards, cellars and wineries: Garnet, Cermeniza, Mašanović, Kopitović.
- Snack in winery Mašanović
- Beverages in winery Mašanović: 3 types of premium red wines (Krin (Dry), Dionis (Dry), Tre Sorelle
- 2 types of Fruit Brandy of your choice (grape, plum, quince, apple, kiwi, pomegranate, pear)
- Beverages in winery Kopitović: 3 types of wines
What's excluded :
- Drinks and food not listed in the program
- Tourist guide by a specific language
- Health travel insurance
- Other non-program costs
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Skadar Lake National Park, Skadar Lake National Park, Podgorica, Podgorica Municipality
Visit: Winery Garnet
At first, we will visit Winery Garnet - the stone house where the hosts process and keep their wines (at least five centuries old), surrounded with similar style and age houses, forming the unique settlement that State of Montenegro has designated as the Heritage Site – Historical Hamlet of Godinje.
On the terrace of the old family home, the host first welcomes the guests.
You will have an opportunity to taste three domestic wines, three liqueurs and brandy. – During approx. 1 hour.
The traditional way they "bake" brandy in old-fashioned kettles is especially interesting to visitors.
Visit: Cermeniza vineyard and wine cellar
Next, we go to the Winery Cermeniza that combines traditional montenegrin hospitality with modern amenities. It is nestled on the top of the hill, in the heart of the most famous wine region in Montenegro, Crmnica with a panoramic view on the Skadar Lake.
You will enjoy two hundred years old (5.000 square meters) vineyards and wine tasting at their rustic wine cellar.
On a tour through centuries-old vineyards, the oldest member of the family – the grandfather, will share his knowledge about their finest wines. You will feel the atmosphere, the culture and the spirit of the long tradition in the exquisite wine production.
The combination of stone and wood gives our wine cellar the best conditions for keeping the wine at its optimal temperature.
Tasting: ‘Cermeniza’ barique, ‘Cermeniza’ red wine, ‘Cermeniza’ white wine. – approx. 1 hour
Visit: ‘Mašanović’ vineyard and wine cellar
Firstly, you will visit ‘Winery Mašanović’, located in located in Orahovo field in Crmnica, near Skadar Lake, at an altitude of 10 meters. The vineyard is located a kilometer away from the winery itself, at the place that Ivan Crnojević once used as a summer house. In addition, the cellar of the winery Mašanović is located next to the former vineyard and the cellar of King Nikola.
Vranac is an autochthonous Montenegrin variety, but in the vineyard of Mašanovići grows the grapes "Kratošija", "Marselan", "Petit Verdot", "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Sangiovese" with grapes aged between 5 and 40 years.
Winery Mašanović produces black wines "Crmnički Vranac Barrique" and "Krin Barrique", as well as small quantities of brandy, fruit brandies of: peach, kiwi, apples, pomegranate, plums and quinces, local juices made from fruit from their orchards.
After seeing and listening about wine production, we will have snack and beverages degustation – 1h 30 min.
Snack: dry figs, nuts, homemade bread, prosciutto, kulen, cheese from spice oil, goat cheese.
Beverages: 3 types of premium red wines (Krin (Dry), Dionis (Dry), Tre Sorelle (Natural Sweet), 2 types of Fruit Brandy of your choice (grape, plum, quince, apple, kiwi, pomegranate, pear) or 2 types of liqueurs (walnut and cherry).
All products are home made.
Duration: 1h 30 min
Visit: Kopitović vineyard and wine cellar
After visiting Mašanović winery, we are heading to Kopitović winery, situated in village Donji Brčeli, not far from Skadar lake, at an altitude of 300 m. The village is famous because Balšići raised their endowments, in the 17th century. Bishop Danilo built his winter residence the Monastery of Petrović, in the 15th century. Jelena Balšić built the Monastery in Donji Brčelj, within which it is located church of Saint Nikola with the burial of Emperor Šćepan Mali.
Kopitović family settled in Donji Brčeli in the 15th century and has been engaged in the cultivation of vines and the production of red wines from autochthonous varieties.
Within the house there is a tavern over three hundred years old which was used for the production and preservation of wine and brandy. Wine is produced in limited quantities because they want to achieve good quality.
Within the family home, an authentic-style authentic restaurant has been created where you will have the opportunity to taste local wine and brandy as well as local traditional cuisine.
After seeing and listening about wine production, we will have a wine tasting – approx. 1 hour.
Beverages: 3 types of wines – white wine ‘Tre sorelle’, black wine ‘Sojak’ and ‘Šćepan Mali’.
Return. The end of the tour.
Note: The tour lasts around 6 hours + time for transfer depending on the city of your accommodation.
Duration: 6 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels and other accommodations in Podgorica, Ulcinj, Bar, Budva, Kotor and Tivat. Pick up from ports: Kotor and Bar.Pick up from other cities in Montenegro on request for extra fee.Ports
- Port of Kotor, 420 Stari Grad, Kotor 85330, Montenegro
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/2/2020 - 11/4/2021
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Masks are required indoors as well as while driving in a vehicle.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.