FROM THE GOLDEN VALLEY
Clockwise from the top:
Kutjevo's historic cellars, dating back to 1232; the award winning premium graševina; Kutjevo's Golden valley
The oldest wine cellars in Croatia came into existence in 1232, when the Cistercian Monks arrived in Kutjevo. The very same order of monks had started the wine culture in Burgundy - famously recognizing and establishing numerous Grand Cru locations in one of France's wine heartlands - and in the Mosel Valley, before hand-selecting Kutjevo as an ideal location for the planting of vines.
The abbey and cellars were established, wine-making traditions and techniques were institutionalized, and the rest is history ...
Located in the vast expanse of the low-lying Pannonian Basin, the Golden Valley of Kutjevo has a unique micro-climate. The valley lies within a ring of mountains, rising 300 - 400 metres above sea level, with southern facing, sun drenched, mineral rich slopes which benefit from daily breezes to keep disease at bay. The result: optimal conditions for growing Croatia's most widely planted varietal, Graševina.