Ilok, the easternmost town in Croatia situated on the Danube River, has a unique terroir with ideal conditions for vine cultivation, which were recognized in prehistoric, antic-Roman, and medieval times.
Today, Ilok has a thousand-year-old vine cultivation and winemaking tradition, and Iločki Podrumi (Ilok Wine Cellars) is continuing this tradition.
300 hectares of their own vineyards spread over the undulating plateaus of the western slopes of Fruška Gora Mountain heading towards the Danube.
With its unique terroir, varietals, state-of-the-art technology, and continuous quality improvements, Iločki Podrumi is a true wine destination and one of the most visited wine cellars in the Croatian Danube wine-growing region.
Its wines have earned multiple awards and recognitions. In its range of wines, Iločki Podrumi offers different types of wines:
- from classic ones (Graševina, Kapistran red blend),
- through selected ones (Graševina, Traminer, Chardonnay, Rhein Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Blaufränkisch Rose)
- and premium quality wines (Velika Berba, Graševina, Traminac, Chardonnay, Kapistran red blend, Blaufränkisch)
- to wines from famous Prinicipovac appellation (Graševina, Traminer, Chardonnay)
- and dessert wines (Traminac: late harvest, selected harvest, selected berries harvest, selected dried-berries harvest, ice wine harvest).
Their wine boutiques can be found throughout Croatia.
Iločki Podrumi has a rich tourist offer as well. Principovac Castle was built in 1864 as a summer residence of the noble family Odescalchi who stayed there during hunting and grape harvest seasons, and today it serves as a restaurant with a rich gourmet offer.
Principovac summer residence offers accommodation in five luxurious and modern apartments, and one deluxe suite. All rooms are located on a picturesque hill, surrounded by vineyards, and the country estate offers a variety of additional facilities for recreation and sports activities.
There is also a tourist resort and restaurant “Stari Podrum”, a wine facility that is a legacy and an indication of a very long tradition of growing grapes and producing wine. The true attraction of this tourist resort is revealed in two wine cellars from the 15th and 18th centuries and the superb cuisine offered by its restaurant.