Wine grape varieties in Serbia

Wine grape varieties in Serbia

In general, the wine grape variety that exists in the Republic of Serbia can be divided into four groups :
(Note : we’re only talking about varieties whose wine can be found in offered in the market , not about home wine production.)

1) Domestic, autochthonous grape variety
Black : Prokupac, Zacinak, Tamjanika Crna
White : Smederevka, Tamjanika bela, Muskat Krokan, Kreaca, Slankamenka

2) Local grape variety created by crossbreeding (hybrids)
Black : Probus
Whiite : Sila, Petra, Morava, Neoplanta, Panonia, Zupljanka

3 ) Regional, Balkan or Pannonian wine grape variety
Black : Vranac, Lisicina (Plovdina), Kadarka, Portugizer, Frankovka (Blau Fraenkisch)
Whiite : Furmint, Grasevina (Welschriesling )

4 ) International wine grape variety
Black : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Malbech, Marselan, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Muscat Hamburg**,
Whiite : Sauvignon blanc, Semilion, Chardonnay, Rhine Risling, Traminer, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris,

(True, alchemist from Hajdukovo, Mr. Maurer makes and sells wine from some old varieties of domestic grapes, but he is the only, and constantly changing the offer )

Annual production of  grapes in the Republic of Serbia :
2010               2011                2012           2013          2014

330 000 t     325 000 t       290 000 t      377 700 t     160 600 t

Source : Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
http://webrzs.stat.gov.rs

=== in the photo  Prokupac, domestic grape variety  ===