History

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History

Earliest records indicate that Lakić, a young man at the time, settled in the area in the 17th century, thus spawning the Lakićević family name. Since then, generations have relocated to various areas of the country and abroad, but roots have lingered on.

Agriculture is a significant source of income in Leposavić, ranging from the cultivation of annual crops serving as food and animal feed, to perennial fruit-bearing crops destined mostly for distillation.

Grape growing and wine making are not traditional in the area, but the spirit of alcoholic beverage knowledge, production, and consumption go back with experience and craftmanship passed on from father to son. There is a local case, however, of a single vine found in 2019, surviving in a deciduous forest – genetic tests of cuttings showed belonging to Pamid, an old, robust, low-quality red-skinned variety native to the Balkan peninsula. Modern local vintners, however, strive to produce high-quality wines, aimed at paralleling traditional old-world counterparts.

An exploratory approach has led the winery on an unforgettable ride, planting over 20 different varieties, red and white, over an additional layer of topographical complexity of rolling hills and alternating substrates. Resulting experiences have strung cords with renowned regions – risks of late frosts as in Chablis, selective strong vintage variability as in Bordeaux, dry whites as in Pfalz, long vegetative season for reds to mature as in Loire.