PROKUPAC DAY 2020

We know what you will be doing on October 14th! Let's celebrate Prokupac! We are celebrating wine history of Serbia! We raise a toast to the wine future of Serbia! Prokupac Day 2020 is celebrated with a series of events in wine shops, wineries and restaurants around the wine world.

"If there were no Prokupac Day, I would still think that Prokupac exists only on the pages of the wine encyclopedia written by Jancis Robinson"
John Atkinson MW

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PROKUPAC SHOW & VASIL HADŽIMANOV BAND

The central celebration of Prokupac Day is scheduled for October 14th in HALL 5 of the BELGRADE FAIR GROUND, where 30 selected wineries with their Prokupac wines are awaiting you, accompanied with a concert of the great Vasil Hadzimanov Band. The wine festival opens at 6 pm, and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets at the price of 1500 dinars are purchased through Gigstix service - link: http://gigstix.com/sve-ulaznice/6-koncerti/3198-vasilhadzimanovprokupac2020 or at the entrance of the venue.

Prokupac Festival allows you to find all Serbian Prokupac wines in one place, to compare style, terroir, winemakers' philosophy and pick your favourites. At the same time, it is an opportunity to learn more about Prokupac directly from winemakers and find out more about the path from a vineyard to a bottle. This year, good atmosphere and high-quality music is brought to you by Vasil Hadžimanov band.

Prokupac Caravan

This year, for the first time, Prokupac Festival has been scheduled in Aleksandrovac and Kragujevac as well.

Prokupac Caravan in Šumadija

W are celebrating Prokupac in Šumadija as well!

On Saturday, October 10th, at 4 pm, winemakers from Šumadija, parts of Tri Morava wine region, as well as Belgrade and Mlava region, will proudly present their Prokupac wines in the atrium of Hotel Kragujevac.
Admission is free for all visitors, with a limited number due to epidemiological measures!
Within Prokupac Caravan in Kragujevac, a workshop on Prokupac "Šumadijski sad" will be held starting from 6 pm,(speakers: Veselin Despotović, Mladen Dragojlović and Perica Radović)

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Prokupac Caravan in Župa

In the famous wine-growing region, in the middle of Aleksandrovac in Župa, on the plateau in front of the Museum of Winemaking and Vinegrowing, winemakers from Župa and Toplica will proudly present the wealth of their Prokupac wine on October 11th, starting from 4 pm!
The workshop "Identity of Župa Prokupac" will be held as part of Prokupac Caravan celebration (Speakers: Dragoslav Ivanović, Radovan Đorđević and Vuk Vuletić).

Admission is free!

Prokupac Week

PROKUPAC ALL AROUND

Prokupac Day is celebrated throughout Serbia. Numerous restaurants, wine bars, hotels, wine shops and other partners joined in the celebration of Prokupac Day. On the map of events, we give you a complete list of locations where Prokupac is available on October 14th and Prokupac Day is celebrated. This list is constantly growing, so follow it regularly to be informed about all the events on October 14th.

Mascaron Restaurant

Orlovića Pavla 12, Niš
17th and 18th October - horizontal tasting "Prokupac - crunchy magic" in cooperation with ASESS (Association of Sommeliers of South-East Serbia)

Ruzmarin Restaurant

Dalmatinska 28, Belgrade
10% discount on Prokupac served by the glass/bottle.

Korso Restaurant

Savski kej, New Belgrade
From 13th October till 18th October, 4 Prokupac wines served by the glass (Ivanović, Aleksandrović, Temet and Doja) and 3 special dishes created for pairing with Prokupac: game sausage with aronia and Prokupac sauce, tagliatelle with truffles in prosciutto and Rib Eye for two persons with aronia sauce and lavande

Zvezdara Teatar Restaurant

Milana Rakića 38, Belgrade
Promotion of Prokupac wines.

Savanova Restaurant

Savsko šetalište bb, Belgrade
Promotion of Prokupac wines.

Cuoco Restaurant

Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 250, Belgrade
Promocija vina od prokupca.

Wine House 11

Kraljevića Marka 11, Belgrade
promo prices with 10% discount for 5 Prokupac wines in the bar and shop: -Rajković Prince Rskavac -Budimir Prokupac boje lila -Despotika Zmajeviti -Radovan 100% prokupac -Toplički Vinogradi Epigenia Prokupac

Srpska kuća vina lokal 2

Antifašističke borbe 15, New Belgrade
promo prices with 10% discount for 5 Prokupac wines in the bar and shop: -Rajković Prince Rskavac -Budimir Prokupac boje lila -Despotika Zmajeviti -Radovan 100% prokupac -Toplički Vinogradi Epigenia Prokupac

Puter Restaurant

Njegoševa 82, Belgrade
Promotion of wines made from Prokupac grapes.

Enso Restaurant

Mitropolita Petra 8, Belgrade
From 14th-16th October, special Prokupac tasting menu for dinner: 5 gangs paired with 4 Prokupac wines (Virtus, Budimir, Despotika and Ivanović)

Lovac Restaurant

Alekse Nenadovića 19, Belgrade
Promocija vina od prokupca.

Moment Lounge & Gastro Bar

Požeška 31, Belgrade
Promotion, from Wednesday to Sunday, tasting menu: 3 gangs at the cost od 2000 dinars: 1. Parmigiano soup paired with Doja Rose (Prokupac and Merlot), 2. Pork fille,mille feuille in Prokupac sauce paired with Ivanovic Prokupac, 3. Pistachio dessert paired with Scagliola Primo Bacio Moscato D Asti

Hotel Mona

Miladina Pećinara 26, Zlatibor
Promotional prices of Prokupac wines during the celebration of Prokupac Day.

Kafana Dukat

Vuka Pantelića 55, Pirot
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac served by the glass.

Kompot - Centar za delikatesna istraživanja

Belgrade
Pop-up dinner to celebrate Prokupac Day. Yotta Prokupac wine sold at discounted prices.

Vinoteka Chianti

Lomina 41, Belgrade
10% discount on Prokupac wines (Aleksandrović, Budimir Projekat X and Prokupac Boje Lila, Prokupac and Np. 1/2 Ivanović)

Pik Wine Shop

Milentija Popovića 44, New Belgrade
15% discount for Prokupac from Yotta Winery. Promotional prices for other Prokupac wines.

Pomodoro Nuovo Restaurant

Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 115, New Belgrade
During the entire week (12th-18th October), promotion of all Prokupac wines served by the glass.

Pomodoro Restaurant

Hilandarska 32, Belgrade
During the entire week (12th-18th October), promotion of all Prokupac wines served by the glass.

Ultimatum Restaurant

Patrijarha Varnave 22-24, Belgrade
Promotional prices of Prokupac served by the glass throughout the week.

Kod Brke Restaurant

Futoški put 93b, Novi Sad
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac wines served by the glass.

Careva Ćuprija Restaurant

Bulevar vojvode Mišića 79, Belgrade
Promotion of Doja Prokupac served by the glass at discounted price throughout the week.

Central Inn Gastro bar

Tržni centar bb, Zlatibor
Promotional prices of Prokupac wines

Hrastovina Bar

Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 248, Belgrade
Tasting of 10 Prokupac wines from the wine list and a few newcomers. The best newcomer Prokupac label will find its place on the new wine list. As a premiere, on 14th October, at 19h, you will have a chance to taste for the first time a new dish from their kitchen: grilled steak with jam made from Prokupac grapes originating from Doja Winery. More info: tel. 069/2424288

Vinska kuća Burgundac

Kirovljeva 25, Belgrade
Promotion of Prokupac wines. Promotional prices of Prokupac.

Broker Restaurant

Antifašističke borbe 23g/5, New Belgrade
Promotional prices of Prokupac served by the glass, specially created food & Prokupac wine pairing menu.

Mala Avala Restaurant

Ljutice Bogdana 24, Belgrade
Promotion, Food and Prokupac pairing and discounted price of Prokupac served by the glass.

Osteria Mozzarella

Uroša Martinovića 31, New Belgrade
Promotional prices of Prokupac served by the glass, recommended menu to pair with Prokupac

Nota Restaurant

Grčića Milenka 8, Belgrade
On #ProkupacDay, 14th October, a complimentary glass of Prokupac served with every lunch and dinner.

Vinoteka Neimar Bar & Shop

Braničevska 10-12, Belgrade
During the entire week, a selection of Prokupac wines served by the glass: Prokupac boje lila Budimir, Ivanović, Toplički vinogradi Epigenia, Yotta and Doja prokupac. In the wine shop, 10% discount on all Prokupac wines.

ID Restaurant

Nebojšina 6 (entrance from the park), Belgrade
Promotion during the entire week, Prokupac served by the glass at discounted price.

Tabor Restaurant

Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 352, Belgrade
During the entire week, promotion of Prokupac served by the glass at discounted prices.

Vila Maska Restaurant

Rankeova 7, Belgrade
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac and a selection of dishes which match perfectly with Prokupac.

Restaurant Mala Kolubara na reci

Savski nasip 7a, New Belgrade
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac and a selection of dishes which match perfectly with Prokupac.

Mala Kolubara Restaurant

Ivankovačka 2, Belgrade
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac and a selection of dishes which match perfectly with Prokupac.

Uprava 1927 Restaurant

Ruzveltova 26, Belgrade
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac and selection of dishes which pair well with Prokupac wines.

Paideia

Dunavski kej 9, Belgrade
During the entire week, promotional prices of Prokupac served by the glass.

Lorenzo & Kakalamba

Cvijićeva 110, Belgrade
On Prokupac Day, 14th October, promotional prices of Virtus Prokupac by the glass/bottle.

Cafeteria Gardoš

Njegoševa 53, Zemun
During the week-end (16th,17th and 18th October), promotion of Prokupac wine by the glass at discounted prices.

Vinsko-rakijski hub

Karađorđeva 36-38, Kragujevac
During the entire week (October 9th-16th), promotional prices of Prokupac wines. On Prokupac Day (14th October), tasting of Prokupac wines and food &wine pairing (set-menu).

Kano Restaurant

Milovana Glišića 23, Kragujevac
Special tasting of Prokupac wines.

Gradski Deli

Gospodar Jovanova 56, Belgrade
During the entire week, promotion of Prokupac with special prices.

D Bar

Dositejeva 21, Beograd
During the entire week, Prokupac wine at special prices.

Homa Restaurant

Žorža Klemansoa 19, Belgrade
During entire week (from 10th till 18th October), promotion: Prokupac flight, 2900 dinars, includes 3 different Prokupac wines, 3 vintages from 3 different regions paired with 3 recommended dishes

Franš Restaurant

Bulevar oslobođenja 18a, Belgrade
During entire week (from 10th till 18th October), selection of Prokupac wines from wine list served by the glass, Prokupac wine pairing with selected choice of dishes.

Miamiam Restaurant

Kursulina 39, Belgrade
Promotionally, Prokupac wine served by the glass/bottle. Prokupac wine is accompanied with specially created canapé.

Bar Central

Kralja Petra 59, Belgrade
During the week (from 10th October till 18th October), promotion of special Prokupac Day cocktail

Dorćol Bar

Skenderbegova 61, Belgrade
During entire week (from 10th till 18th October), promotion of Doja Prokupac per glass/bottle, accompanied with free-of-charge olives, cheese, sun-dried tomato.

Vinoteka Baltazar

Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 45v, New Belgrade
Promotional activities and tasting of Prokupac wines, promotional prices of Prokupac

VIKA - Vinarska kuća Aćimović

Bulevar vojvode Stepe Stepanovića 100, Banjaluka
Horizontal tasting of selected Prokupac wines

Jasmin A Maslina Restaurant

Maksima Gorkog 17, Novi Sad
Special Prokupac menu - selected dishes paired with Prokupac wines in the period from 10th till 18th October

Terasa Restaurant

Petrovaradinska tvrđava, Novi Sad
Promotional prices of Prokupac wines in the period from 10th till 18th October

Korpa Deli Market & Bistro

Veselina Masleše 2, Novi Sad
Guided tasting of Prokupac wines, discounted prices and promotion of Prokupac wines

Wine & Pleasure

Bulevar oslobođenja 117, Belgrade
Promotion of Prokupac wines from 10th-18th October, Prokupac tasting,series of workshops introducing Prokupac wines

Salaš kod Stare Dunje

Beogradski put 261, Stajićevo
Prokupac Week in the period from 10th till 18th October 2020. An opportunity to match traditional cuisine and Prokupac wines.

Ćevap kod Dekija

Strahinjića Bana 71, Belgrade
The celebration of international Prokupac Day can start with the best barbecue in the city paired with a selection of Prokupac wines!

Organski Podrum

Dobračina 59, Belgrade
To celebrate Prokupac Day, in the period from 14th October till 18th October, promotion of organic & authentic Prokupac wines from the following wineries: Maurer, Todorović, Kostić and Vujić

Vinoteka Cerpromet

Maksima Gorkog 32, Beograd
Prokupac Week: promotion and tastings of local Prokupac wines, discounted prices of Prokupac wines in the period from 10th October till 18th October

Vinoteka Cerpromet

Gavrila Principa 9, Belgrade
Prokupac Week: promotion and tastings of local Prokupac wines, discounted prices of Prokupac wines in the period from 10th October till 18th October

Vinoteka Cerpromet

Jedrenska 1, Belgrade
Prokupac Week: promotion and tastings of local Prokupac wines, discounted prices of Prokupac wines in the period from 10th October till 18th October

Vinoteka Cerpromet

Kapetan Mišina 30, Belgrade
Prokupac Week: promotion and tastings of local Prokupac wines, discounted prices of Prokupac wines in the period from 10th October till 18th October

ABOUT US

The quest for wine identity was launched by the magazine Vino & Fino and wine-themed website Vinopedia.rs in 2014, when the first major wine conference in Belgrade was held in June 2014. The Wine Identitety platform brings together wine enthusiasts, wine writers, critics, winemakers and sommeliers, all in a common mission to popularize authentic wine heritage of Serbia and the Balkans.

So far, in addition to numerous wine experts from Serbia and the region, famous stars of the international wine world have been guest speakers at Wine Identity conferences and workshops, including several holders of the title of Master of Wine.

The initiators of the project are Tomislav Ivanović and Igor Luković, two wine aficionados who turned their passion for wine into a profession.

ABOUT PROKUPAC

Similar to numerous world-famous grape varieties that already have their grape day celebrated in the wine world, an initiative was launched in 2016 in Serbia to feast Prokupac Day on October 14th. Prokupac is the most important autochthonous grape variety from Serbia. In addition to wineries that produce Prokupac wine, the celebration of Prokupac Day also involved restaurants, wine shops and wine bars, local wine media, but also wine press, bloggers and wine experts from Hungary, Croatia, Great Britain, the Netherlands and other countries.

Prokupac Day is celebrated on all social networks (official hashtags: #ProkupacDay #Prokupac). Wineries that produce Prokupac wine have created educational programs and promotions that take place every year on October 14th at numerous locations. Well-known restaurants and wine shops in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Zrenjanin and other towns have created special menus for this
occasion featuring dishes paired with Prokupac wines, and customers can benefit from numerous discounts and special promotions in wine shops and wine bars.

The goal of the event is to stress importance of autochthonous varieties of Serbia, to support efforts made by local wineries in preserving wine identity of Serbia and to increase awareness of customers about wines from Serbia. Prokupac Day will also increase recognition of Serbia as a wine country at the international level.

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Prokupac Serbian made

- Do you see all this vast area here?

-Yes, I see it. It's beautiful.

-Well, there used to be vineyards here once.

-Wow, really?!? What kind of vineyards?

-Prokupac, my son! - the old man said.

How many times have you heard such a story? We have heard it many times in various parts of Serbia. Župa, Negotin, Šumadija, Vranje... and everywhere the same story...and it is always the same story. Prior to introduction of international grape varieties, nowadays widely known, Serbian vineyards were dominated by Prokupac. We often call Prokupac "the king of Župa", but history remembers that its kingdom covered much wider territory.
Prokupac is a variety with numerous synonyms, including the most popular ones: Kameničarka; Rskavac, Niševka; Negotinsko Crno, Skopsko Crno. Apart from Serbia, Prokupac can also be found in several other countries of the region such as North Macedonia or Bulgaria. The leaf is large, three-lobed. The bunches are large - up to 300g, oval medium bunch, whilst the berry is round, large, with dark blue skin and crispy texture. Prokupac is a late variety. The variety is vigorous and productive. It can be planted with success both in traditional vineyards and trellis system. Moderately resistant to disease, but sensitive to low temperatures. It accumulates 18 to 22% sugar and 5-7 g/l acidity. However, clones which can accumulate up to 24%, even beyond this, have been selected, with total acidity reaching the level of 8g/l.
The character of Prokupac wines resemble Cabernet Franc or Blaufrankisch, with distinct fruity-spicy character. Varietal Prokupac has distinct tannins, medium body and moderate colour intensity. Winemakers in Serbia often blend it with a small percentage of wine made from international grape varieties. There are a few problems that winemakers and vinegrowers need to deal with. Problems in
the vineyard relate to its being vigorous and productive and late phenolic ripeness. In order to address these issues, one should choose poor and permeable soil - sandy or pebbly soil for example - to plant a vineyard, whilst adequate choice of rootstock will prevent vigor and high production. In order to achieve full phenological ripeness, it is advisable to plant it in warm, sun-drenched southern plots where it is possible to obtain excellent results in terms of color intensity and tannin quality with defoliation. Winemakers face a different sort of problems in the cellar, where one needs to take care of balance between tannic structure and other components in wine.
Serious example of Prokupac will always showcase fruity-spica character and aromas of sour cherry, black currants, plum, blackberry and distinct hints of spiceness. Ageing will make these wines very complex, but always vivid and fresh. Tannins of Prokupac will soften over time, so it is recommended not to hurry to open a bottle, but to allow it to soften and mature.

When the vinegrower, winemaker and winelover in Serbia realize what Prokupac actually stands for, maybe one day an old man, similar to one from the beginning of this story, will point at endless rows of vineyards and say: "Look, my son, there was nothing but weeds here in the past, but then we decided to plant Prokupac again!" (Vino & Fino)

 

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