Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort Virpazar

Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort Virpazar

The Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort is luxury brand new facility of the Djurisic family-run business that combines traditional Montenegrin hospitality with modern amenities, providing exceptional conditions for amazingly tranquil holidays with wine tasting and exploration of the wonderful Skadar Lake National Park, historical Cetinje and Lovcen National Park. The Djurisic Eco Wine Resort is located in one of the most scenic places of the Crmnica wine region, renown for tradition of wine-making and excellent wines, with a panoramic view on the Skadar Lake, in the village of Zabes, 2 km away from the picturesque Virpazar tourist center. The Crmnica is the area which spreads from the shores of the Skadar Lake towards the south and slopes of the Montenegrin mountains. The colorful appearance of the Crmnica region is enhanced by the steep hills fully covered with lush vegetation, streams, rivers, stone villages connected with curvy tiny roads, numerous monasteries and fortifications, which is recognized by its vineyards and wine production. The Djurisic Winery offers two types of wine: Cemeniza-red wine, that by the name symbolizes and evokes the old name of Crmnica area from the 12th century (yearbook of the Dukljanin Priest) and Cermeniza barrique wines.

The Cermeniza Eco Resort in Virpazar is divided into 6 beautifully designed rustic Villas, beautifully and cozy styled in perfect combination of natural stone and wood, nicely appointed and spacious to provide luxury stay. Every piece of the furniture is handmade out of the walnut tree and environmental friendly materials, so that justifies the name of this charming resort in Montenegro. The Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort boasts a perfectly positioned swimming pool, entertainment area and free parking for guests. Within the area of 5000 sq meters of the Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort visitors also enjoy visit to the two hundred years old vineyards and wine tasting at the wonderfully appointed rustic wine cellar, which serves finest authentic food you can hardly find anywhere. The wine-making philosophy and strategy of the Djurisic Winery in Virpazar is based on exclusively local wine sorts of Vranac, Kratosija and Lisicina, and minimal intervention, relying on the health and balanced growth of the vines to guide the wine-making process which reaches about 2000 liters per year. Grapes are gently harvested by hand, fermentation proceeds naturally without the addition of commercial yeasts.

Villa Vranac of the Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort features 45 sq meters, 1 bedroom with king size bed, living room with sofa bed, kitchen with dining table and a private bathroom. This Villa provides visitors a perfect glimpse of old and modern at the same time. Terrace of the villa gives you a private enjoyment with a view on the old Besac fortress and the pool. It offers the full comfort and signature of a Montenegrin rustic style for the complete enjoyment.

The Bouquet Villa, with best looking separate living room and kitchen, features a perfect glimpse of old and modern at the same time. Terrace of the villa, give you a private enjoyment with a view on the whole Resort and the breathtaking surrounding mountains. It provides the best comfort and signature of a Montenegrin rustic style for your complete enjoyment.

The Krstac Villa is suitable for 2 persons, as it features 25 sq meters in size and 2 twin beds, kitchenette with dining table and a private bathroom. The Krstac Villa features a terrace with a best view of the entire Resort, and the opportunity to see the sunset directly from your bedroom. The separate beds, which can be combined next to each other, and the perfectly combined kitchenette will give you the privacy and all the comfort you need.

The Lisicina Villa has 25 sq meters, 2 twin beds, kitchenette with dining table and a private bathroom. This Villa features bright bedroom, with dining room and carefully chosen details for the kitchenette. The interior of the Lisicina Villa was wisely designed to provide guests the impression of old times. The separate beds, which can be combined next to each other, and the private area of the kitchen makes a full sense of privacy and coziness.

The Chardonnay Villa is set for 4 persons, has 35 sq meters, 1 bedroom with double bed, sofa bed in common space, kitchen with dining table and a private bathroom. The Chardonnay Villa features bright bedroom, carefully chosen details and rich vibrant materials. The interior of the Villa was wisely designed to give you the impression of old times and provides visitors full comfort and signature of a Montenegrin rustic style. The flowers in the vase and the mini bar filled with the most essential stuff you need for your stay will make you feel like home.

The Cabernet Villa of the Djurisic Eco Wine Resort in Crmnitza region has 35 sq meters, 1 bedroom with double bed, sofa bed in common space, kitchen with dining table and a private bathroom. This villa offers comfort and signature of a Montenegrin rustic style. Villa is individually furnished and feature bright bedroom, carefully chosen details and rich vibrant materials. All carefully selected details feature a historical significance that will give you the impression of old times.

After a long day of discovering the beauties of Skadar lake, the Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort offers a delicious dinner with the best products that Montenegro has to offer, as well as special homemade grape raki-brandy. Especially for pleasures and satisfaction of the guests the owners have made a menu composed of the best dishes that truly represent this part of Montenegro. Prosciutto – Montenegrin most delicious smoked-matured starter, served with cheese aged in oil and homemade bread. The process of salting, desalting and pressing the prosciutto is carefully monitored and hasn’t been changed for centuries. The flavors of this dish represent the historical heritage of drying the prosciutto, combined with the tradition of the making process for the homemade bread and cheese. Montenegrin plate has been offered, over the centuries, to every guest who comes to the Montenegrin houses, as a special sign of hospitality and respect. Montenegrin Skadar Lake is the rare place where carp lives in its natural conditions, in clear freshwater, where it feeds on natural food sources, and is caught straight from its wild habitat. Thise dish represents Montenegro and Skadar Lake in its best. Carp in Montenegro can be consumed in several ways – deep fried in vegetable oil, grilled or roasted with dried fruits. It can also be preserved by smoking on the fire, and then marinated in oil with garlic and herbs. The trout is a well known specialty in Skadar lake region. It lives in fresh water of Moraca river, which flows into the Skadar lake. Trout belongs to the group of so-called lean fish, as opposed to carp, it has no fat. The meat of the trout is fragile and does not need much time to prepare. There are dozens of recipes for preparing trout, but most often is baked in the oven or on the grill pan, and fry in oil until it is over. When it is baked in the oven, the trout is spiced out before. It is usually baked in preheated oven at 180-200 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. Unique dedication to guests opinion made the cordial owners realize that vegetarian food also fulfills all tastes. The garden, that is well being cared of by the diligent grandfather, is full of organic and carefully selected vegetables that are used for all dishes served here. Freshly picked and with a lot of attention prepared, there is rich variety of colorful and tasty plates full of own produced vegetables – peppers, eggplant, zucchini, tomato and cucumber.

Visiting the wine cellar of the Djurisic Eco Wine Resort in Crmnitsa visitors get the possibility to explore the family’s proud tradition and culture of grape growing and wine making, old almost 400 years. When properly stored, wines not only maintain their quality but many actually improve in aroma, flavor and complexity, as they mature. Depending of their level of sugar and alcohol, wines are more or less sensitive to temperature variances. The combination of stone and wood gives the wine cellar the best conditions for keeping the wine at its optimal temperature. Rocky well drained earth, particular species of Vranac – black stallion, grown only in this beautiful area of Montenegro, sunny afternoons moderated by cooling breath of wind and long history of wine making, has resulted in a superior grapes that owners are truly proud of. With so much enthusiasm and satisfaction the owners of the Cermeniza Eco Wine Resort are happy to welcome visitors and share with them the quality and romance of the most distinguished wines of the Balkans.

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