Montenegrin wine is made in the Balkan country of Montenegro. Many vineyards are located in the southern and coastel regions of the country. Montenegro might not be the first place that comes to mind for the wine lover looking to do a vineyard tour , but this country is a prime spot for wine production owing to its fertile land and unique microclimate , which makes it one of the sunniest year-around spots of the Adriatic Sea. Case in point : surrounding the vineyards are endless mountains reclining beneath the searing Mediterranean sun.
Wine production in Montenegro dates back thousands of years ago. The Vranac a red grape variety is actually the grandfather of the Italian Primitivo and the Zindfandel too.
In 2012 , Montenegro vineyards covered up to 9000 ha, of which 174.000 hl of wine were produced. The small country on the Adriatic Sea covers almost 14000 square km and borders Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.
White wine varieties are : Krstac’, Trebbiano, Smederevka, Zupljanka, Chardonnay
Red wine varieties are : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Vranac, Syrah, Kadarun, Zizak, Garnacha, Mazuelo.