Since the slopes of Fruška Gora were covered by exceptional sorts of grapes, Sremski Karlovci followed the tradition of making the highest quality wines.
Professor Jovan Živanović was a professor in Karlovci Grammar School, one of the most famous Serbian beekeepers, the founder of modern beekeeping, but also a man with a great knowledge of winemaking. Today the tradition of winemaking is followed by the seventh generation of the family.The wines are produced in a three hundred years old cellar, one of the oldest and biggest, used also by our ancestors.
The vineyards are still on the same place where there were centuries ago, in “Matej”, 200 meters above sea level, near the river Danube, on the slopes of Fruška Gora mountain, which together provide the excellent quality of grapes and wine.The Ausbruch wine was one of the choices on the wine list of the Titanic, amongst other world class wines.
The winemaker families of the town kept the very old recipe of the famous bermet as a secret for centuries and passed it down from generation to generation. It was served on the Russian, English and Viennese Court and exported to New York in the 1930s. It is made by adding 27 different ingredients to the natural wine, amongst which are raisins, nutmeg, vanilla, wormwood, dried figs and many others.
As the owners of the oldest winery in Karlovci, the Živanović family opened their doors to wine tourists from all over the world and everyone who appreciates a glass of traditional world class wine.