Interview: Miodrag Mija Radovanović, winemaker
Numerous awards won in prestigious international competitions confirm that, over the last quarter of a century, the owner of the Radovanović Winery has mastered the art of transferring to a bottle of wine all the beauty of Riesling, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, nurtured on 30 hectares of his own vineyards.
There is nothing more exciting in the world of wine than recognising the character of a wine that is just emerging, says Miodrag Mija Radovanović, owner of the Radovanović Winery, who has spent a quarter of a century testing the special magic of blending nature and art in his winery, while – as a technologist in the processing of fruit and vegetables – he has been devoted professionally to wine since the time when he worked at Navip winery in Krnjevo.
From the beginnings of the family business, with the “Small Cellar Radovanović”, to today’s respectable production based on 30 hectares of vineyards, Mr Radovanović has been led by the idea of making room in a bottle of Riesling, Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon to include the natural beauty of the area where he grew up and his grandfather’s vineyard, from where he started building up the success of his winery. Although this work has never been easy, many years of effort and work enabled the Radovanović Winery to gain recognition and, in recent years, export its wines to many demanding markets, from those that are geographically closer – like Austria, Germany and Belgium – all the way to Russia and Australia.
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