Not so long ago, it was thought that Zagorje cannot produce high quality wines. Wine estate Sever in Klanjec is one of many opposing evidences. Situated on the southern slopes of Cesargrad Hill, Sever family cares for viticulture since 1989 and today they produce some 60 thousand litres of wine per annum.
In Sever winery you will find Pinot Grigio, Rhine Riesling, Graševina (Welschriesling), Muscat, Traminer, Sauvignon and Chardonnay of white wines, and Frankovka (Blaufränkisch), Merlot, and Portugizac (Blauer Portugieser) of red ones. Sever’s wines are awarded in Zagorje and beyond with golden prizes for several years now, especially for its Muscat Yellow and Sokol.
The family is especially known for cultivating authentic sokol wine sort. This is an old sort brought back from the old times. Because of its hard skin, it is favourite grape to eat. The wine has scent of Traminer, but without very intensive aromas. It is great addition to mild cheese, corn bread, and pumpkin seed oil. Apparently, sokol was served in Erdödy’s castle in Klanjec, and its cultivation was given to the Fransiscan order in Klanjec. Franciscan monks used the terroir of Broz’s hill (Brozov breg), which boasts with splendid views of Klanjec, Sutla valley, and Klanjec vineyards.
You can try Sokol, which is limited quantity wine, in the Sever tasting room and wine cellar. Tastings are often done on top of vineyard, in an old-fashioned Zagorje klijet (wooden wine house). With great drop of wine and degustation of authentic Zagorje meals, guests can enjoy the Zagorje hospitality and spectacular views.
Vinarija Sever Kumrovečka 4, 49290 Klanjec Filip – 098 778 508, Zvonko – 098 315 182, Jakov – 098 696 636 Tel. – 049 550 180, Fax. – 049 502 147 e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org fb page – vinarija TRS sever www.vinarija-sever.com
Photos by Vinarija Sever