Wine story of Zagorje
Fine wines and each and every hill have always been friends and always will… Much like the verse states, Zagorje and wine grapes have always, or rather navek as the locals would say, gone hand in hand. And the navek referred to started 12 million years ago, which is the age of the Vitis teutonica wine leaf fossil found in Radoboj.
The fossil of the species that the modern grape vine species evolved from is now kept at the nearby Radboa Museum. Since then and throughout history, including the time of the Ancient Romans and the medieval Peasants’ Revolt to this day, wine can traditionally be found in Zagorje literally on every hill and in every klet (referring to traditional wine cellars/cottages) – and is widely known for its aroma and quality.
Put dr. Stjepana Petrača bb, Krapinske Toplice
OPG Filip Petrišić
Winery Trs Sever
Kumrovečka 4, Klanjec
Ciglenica Zagorska 24, Sveti Križ Začretje
Bolfan Vinski Vrh
The “Zagorski bregi” Brand
Light, fresh, white wines obtained by blending several varieties in different proportions are traditionally associated with Hrvatsko Zagorje. Popular blends are not inferior quality wines that no one wants to taste, but quite the opposite.
Today, every serious winemaker from Zagorje has an award-winning blend of white varieties in their offer, but in smaller quantities, which is why little by little they all joined forces and created a recognizable brand called “Zagorski bregi”, which guarantees the quality and uniformity of products.
We have made a recommendation for you that you can visit everything in Zagorje,
depending on how many days you have available.