The secret of 45 parallels

The fertile Slavonian plain has always fed the inhabitants of the Požega-Slavonia County, so even the ancient Romans called it Vallis Aurea or Golden Valley. In addition to fertile land, a long tradition in wine production, excellent connoisseurs and a specific microclimate give a strong stamp to the world-famous Graševina of Kutjevac, and it is interesting that 45.3 parallels pass through this town, the same one that passes through the world's most important wine-growing areas; Novigrad in Istria, Piedmont in Italy, Val du Rhone and Boredeaux in France and Oregon in the USA.

There are about 30 wineries in the area of ​​the Kutjevački vineyard with a total area of ​​about 800 ha, which have received numerous awards and recognitions for their wines at the most prestigious wine competitions. In Kutjevo itself, there is also the oldest wine cellar, the cellar of the Kutjevo winery, dating back to 1232. With the arrival of the Cistercian monks, better known as the "white friars", the cultivation of vines and the production of wine in this region began.

Kutjevo will welcome you with colorful vineyards, ambient wineries and tasting rooms, and you will surely return home full of impressions and with your favorite wines.

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