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  Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:55am by Zen Recreations

The First Sip- Harvest 2016

The first Sip

Plantaže are opening their famous wine cellars and tasting rooms in Montenegro and inviting you to enjoy the very first sips of the exciting and robust wines from their 2016 harvest.  You will have the chance to explore the vineyards, tasting the grapes (both local and world-famous varieties) that grow in stony limestone-dominant soil, at an altitude of 44.5m, under 10-12 hours of sun per day. This area, by the Skadar Lake is known for its quality grape production due to the ideal combination of climate, soil and natural conditions that produce grapes with a balanced proportion of sugars and acids.  Plantaže uses state of the art technology to turn these top-quality grapes into world-famous wines. Your journey through their vineyards will have your taste buds popping.


Traditional Winemaking Techniques

Plantaže pride themselves on their winemaking team that are dedicated and committed to making wines that offer the true reflection of the region. The wines, rich in colloidal substances and produced from the ancient vines of the estate, are aged in wooden barriques, which results in the exclusive, premium-quality, full-bodied wines that the region is known and prized for.

Sparkling Wines

“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch it, unless I am thirsty.”  (A statement, made by legendary madam Lily Bollinger.)

 Val 2012 – The best sparkling wine of the Balkans

Plantaže has made the sparkling wine Val using the traditional Champagne method, which is the most complex and expensive method for the production of sparkling wines. Their sparkling wine, made with the Krstač and Chardonnay grape varieties is creamy, balanced and succulent, with fine pearls lingering for a long time in the glass. Try Val 2012 for yourself and see why it was recently awarded the regional trophy for sparkling wines at the Balkans International Wine Contest.

Vertical Tasting

Your visit to Plantaže will also include a phenomenal 2011 vertical tasting of their famous Vranac, one of the rarest and most coveted varietal reds of higher alcohol content, full body and unique aroma. As you sample these dynamic wines and pick your favorites, you will be treated to outstanding food and live music.


Plantaže is one of the largest and most beautiful vineyards in Europe located within the stunning landscape of Montenegro. And you don’t have to take our word for how beautiful Montenegro is; Lord Byron describes how “at the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occurred at the Montenegrin seaside… When the pearls of nature were sworn, an abundance of them were strewn all over this area.”

Now is your chance to come and enjoy the flavors and aromas of this Balkan beauty for yourself.  

Join the party in the largest and the most beautiful vineyard in Europe!

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