Knjaževac wine route

Knjaževac is located in eastern Serbia, 270 km south of Belgrade near the coast of the Timok River.
This is one of the most famous wine production regions of Serbia. Knjaževac shares many similarities with the region of Negotin (which is hundred kilometres away), being a place where wine has been produced since the Roman period, and used by the citizens of a high social rank in the Roman Empire. Naturally, the people of Knjaževac decided that the basis of their economic growth should be winemaking. The favourable climate and geographical location of this town are of great importance to wine production.

This is also a town where you can visit a special kind of museum, the Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking, as well as many other monuments like the old town Timacum Minus, or the unique Museum of Socks.

Wines from this region: Plovdina, Prokupac and Vranac
White wines: Italian and Rhine Riesling, Smederevka, Rizvanac, Red Traminac, Plovdina, Župljanka, Chardonnay, Rkaciteli and Neoplanta
Red wines: Plovdina, Red Burgundy and Prokupac, Red Tamjanika and Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is mandatory for every tourist to taste a special kind of wine that is mixed with local medicinal herbs.
You should choose Knjaževac as your departure point. Accommodation of a higher category can be found here, but if you opt for a more rural vacation, you can look for accommodation in apartments, cottages or ethnic villages. However, bear in mind that much of the places that are to be visited are in the vicinity of Bor, so you can look for accommodation in this particular town.

Wine cellars and places you should visit:
- Knjaževac: Wine cellar ''Isakov'', Jović Winery
- Krivelj
- Zlot
- Metovnica
- Boljevac
- Sumrakovac
- Podgorac
- Zaječar
- Grljan
- Rgotina
- Jelašnica