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About the Winery

Zvonko Bogdan Winery started its way in 2008 when it headed for a clear aim to produce top-quality wines that bear the stamp of the region from which they come, by combining the specificity and tradition of Palic vineyards with the latest French technology.

Anchored in the sea of ​​its vineyards on the eastern shore of Lake Palic, in the north of Serbia, Winery was built in the Art Nouveau style, typical of the traditional architecture of Palic and the nearby town of Subotica.

A magnificent building of the Winery that clearly indicates the almost inevitable blend of wine and art is a decent refuge of more and morefamous and recognized wine, and good a host to all who wish to see and experience where and how it is born.

The Winery is named after a famous singer of old songs, Mr. Zvonko Bogdan, whose art and the name are synonyms for the ultimate experience, such as wine and Zvonko Bogdan wineries.

 

Terroir

Terroir areas consist of a full range of conditions for growing vines that contribute to the uniqueness of the style of wine produced here.

Vineyards of Zvonko Bogdan Winery cover a total area of ​​56 hectares and were built on three different parcels - Palic, Ludas and Radic, located within a thousand meters. The specificity of each parcel is carefully combined with selected varieties of vines in order to be able to develop their full potential in accordance with the optimal soil and climatic conditions.

Diverse and rich soil composed mostly of clay loam, the unique warm climate with plenty of sunny days, little rainfall and chilly September nights create conditions for optimal ripening of vines with the preservation of acids and freshness.

Palic has moderately continental climate, with about 2100 hours of sunshine per year, average daily temperature during the growing season is 17 ° C and the average annual amount of rainfall is 560 mm.All this points to the existence of favorable conditions for growing vines and lakes Palic and Ludas are responsible for a special microclimate and mezzo-climate which is a boon for here planted vineyards of Zvonko Bogdan Winery.

Vineyards

Vineyards of Zvonko Bogdan Winery are situated in the region of Subotica-Horgos sands at three locations, Palic, Ludas and Radic, which with their specific microclimate and soil conditions determine the style and character of the wine.

The first plantings were erected in 2006 on the shores of Lake Ludas, that surrounds the tourist farmof Zvonko Bogdan, and the total area of ​​56 hectares owned by the Winey is completed in 2015 when there planted new, young vineyards.

Recognizing the unique soil and mechanical properties of the land on which are planted vineyards of Zvonko Bogdan Winery, and the tradition of assortment of this area, by careful selection are arranged white (Sauvignon blanc, Pinot blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Muscat yellow) and black grape varieties (Merlot, Frankish, Cabernet franc and Cabernet Sauvignon).

As the road to good wine starts in the vineyard and the quality and authenticity in the first place, wines of Zvonko Bogdan Winery are produced exclusively from grapes-cultivated and matured in its vineyards.

Production

The production of good wine starts in the vineyard, but to come from the quality grapes to a superior wine an important role has modern technology that, with the advice of certified professionals in the field of oenology, closes the circle of high-quality wine of unique character.

Zvonko Bogdan Winery processes grapes exclusively from their vineyards. For the primary processing it is used the equipment of the prestigious French manufacturer - Vaslin Bucher.

Fermentation of white and rose wines takes place in tanks made of stainless steel, while red wines are fermented in wooden fermenter of Seguin Moreau brand that during this process give the wine “a part of their soul.”

In the barrique cellar, which is imperceptiblymanaged by ten sensors that constantly regulate temperature, humidity and the level of carbon dioxide, on the surface of 1500 m2, are located more than 300 barrique barrels made of French and American oak of different levels of toasting.

The best white wines of Zvonko Bogdan Winery are kept and mature in oak barrels with a capacity of 2400 liters of Seguin Moreau brand, while for keeping of red wines are usedbarrique barrels of French and American oak of a large number of prestigious manufacturers.

Virtual tour 360º

We have prepared for you a virtual tour of Zvonko Bogdan Winery. You have the ability to “walk around” and feel for a moment the atmosphere and ambiance of the Queen of Palic.

Virtual tour

Zvonko Bogdan

Zvonko Bogdan

Guardian of our memories

Zvonko Bogdan was born in Sombor on 5 January 1942. He grew up on a farm of his grand-father, where he spent the time until his school period, and as it turned out, the most beautiful part of his childhood and life. The memories of those days are still vivid and of bright colors.

Zvonko Bogdan could be an actor, but he chose music. Besides being known as a performer, he is also a composer, poet and one of the best trainers and drivers of trotting horses in the former Yugoslavia and Serbia. Besides the horses, the letter carrier pigeons are his love as well.

All compositions of Zvonko Bogdan are related to his significant moments, people and events.

In 1971 he wrote one of his first songs – “Ej salaši na severu Bačke” (eng. “Hey farms in the north of Backa”). Followed by: “Govori se da me varaš” (eng. “It is spoken that you are cheatingon me”) (devoted to his uncle), “Već odavno spremam svog mrkova” (eng. “I am preparing my eclipses for a long time”), “Ne mogu se tačno setit leta” (eng. “I cannot remember exactly the summer”), “Jedan stari kontrabas” (eng. “An old double bass”) “Markova čežnja” (eng. “Marko’s Desire”), “Otvori prozor ljubavi moja” (eng. “Open the window, my love”), “Tamburice moja” (eng. “My tambura”), “Prošle su mnoge ljubavi” (eng. “There have passed many loves”) (dedicated to his daughter Evelina), “Život teče u laganom ritmu” (eng. ”Life goes on in slow rhythm”) ...

Zvonko Bogdan has recorded 11 LPs, 5 single records and lots of cassettes and CDs in various editions. He has most of recordings with the Tambura orchestra of Radio Television of Vojvodina (formerly Tambura Orchestra of Radio of Novi Sad, under the direction of Janika Balaz).

He has worked with orchestras such as “Veseli Vojvođani” (eng. “Merry people from Vojvodina”) under the direction of Lucijan Petrovic and zimbalist Mirce Ardeljanu from Romania, Orchestra of Radio Belgrade under the direction of Ljubisa Pavkovic, Orchestra of Branko Belobrk ...

Crown of musical creativity of Zvonko Bogdan is his LP recorded in 1974 with the best Primate of Hungary, Sandor Lakatos.

In the last few decades, Zvonko Bogdan mostly performs with tambura players from Radio of Novi Sad. He had sporadic performances with “Zagrebačkim tamburašima” (eng. Tambura players from Zagreb) from Croatia, as well as with tambura players from Subotica called “Hajo” and “Ravnica” (eng. Plain).

He participated in hundreds of charity concerts.

Zvonko Bogdan has received countless awards and recognitions:

  • 1976 - Golden Badge of Tourist Association of the City of Belgrade for the best entertainer;
  • 2007 - The “Pro urbe” Suboticaaward;
  • 2007 - Silver Award for the album “Koteima, tajtenema” (eng. “Who has you, doesn’t have you indeed”);
  • 2009 - Special Recognition of the European Alliance of Tambura music (Kumanovo);
  • 2011 – Subotica’s Oskar of popularity awarded Zvonko Bogdan a special plaque and a medal as the most popular “son of the Pannonian Plain” and the “legend of the earth.”

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LjubisaPavkovic: “All I remembered him is the beauty of God ..."

Dzeri Grcevic: “He gives people hope...“