Erdevik Winery is located in the village of Erdevik, region of Syrmia (present day Serbia) in western foothills of Alma Mons (Fruska Gora).
Surrounded by mild hillside in Fruska Gora, vast plains in the south and located at 140 meters above sea level, Erdevik, with its three lakes is one of the most beautiful villages in the region of Syrmia (Srem).
In 1697 most of Syrmia province and therefore Erdevik became part of Austro-Hungarian Empire and were ruled by Italian nobility of Odescalchi family who aided king Leopold I defending the city of Vienna during the ottoman siege.
Name of the village Erdevik was derived out of Hungarian word ERDOVEG meaning forested area.
In Erdevik first vines were planted in 276 during the reign of Roman emperor Probus.
In the early nineteenth century village of Erdevik had a number of vineyards so count Livio Odescalchi built a cellar and a winery.
Present day Erdevik winery is a synergy of tradition and modern approach to winemaking where premium wines are produces exclusively from an estate owned vineyard located on the right bank of river Danube.
Vineyard is located above the village of Krcedin (Breskvik micro-location) at 100 meters above sea level with several grape varieties: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.
We carefully selected location where to plant our vineyards. Breskvik micro-location turned out to have the best terroir (climate and soil influence) in Fruska Gora appellation. Our grapes are ripening in the best possible way getting the sunlight both from the sun and as a reflection of river Danube. During the summer and early winter cool air flows from Fruska Gora forest so grapes achieve appropriate freshness, fruitiness and acidity becoming fully balanced. Soil is multilayered full of minerals which provides robustness and complexity in wines. On the surface soil is alluvial with several layers of clay and limestone where plant roots are reaching fossilized segments of shell and coral remained from Pannonian sea sediments.
Most of the work in the vineyard is done manually and when the harvest comes we only use the best grapes to make our wines. We learn from tradition, respect the terroir and are making the wines for generations to come.