The story of modern viticulture and wine making in Montenegro began in the Sixties
T HE HISTORY:The story of modern viticulture and wine making in Montenegro began in the Sixties, when farms in the area of Podgorica, Danilovgrad and Virpazar were joined in Agrocombinat, which later developed into a modern company called Lavinia Wine
Building a vineyard of 1,500 hectares in Ćemovsko polje was a great endeavor at the beginning, which at the time was more a stone box than a fertile land. Today it’s the largest vineyard in Europe in one piece and covers an area of 2,310 hectares.
On fruitless, wild soil and bare stone, where sun shines more than 2.500 hours a year, 9 million grape wines were planted from 1977. to 1982. It was the largest vineyard venture in Europe at that time, worth 62 million dollars. Montenegrin Vranac was born in Ćemovsko polje, followed by Montenegrin Krstač and other precious vine varieties.
Half a century ago, it all seemed like an adventure. Today Lavinia wines write the pages of history, winning numerous awards at the world’s most prestigious events.
O UR BRAND: Our product was founded in 1963, with the first vineyars located in Ćemovsko polje.
Through the long tradition of our existence, the core values of the business have always been quality, integrity, security, trust. These values have accompanied the development of the company for more than half a century and have strengthen its leading position at the local, regional and world market.
Today Lavinia Wine is a modern company known for its authentic varieties of Vranac and Krstač wines -award winning wines with geographical origin from the largest vineyard in Europe – Ćemovsko polje and an impressive wine cellar Šipčanik where over 2 million liters of wine mature. On the other hand, Lavinia Wines are the backbone of the national economy and the biggest exporters in Montenegro. Products of the company are exported to over 44 countries worldwide, including coverage on almost every continent.
Besides the production of wine, the portfolio of the company includes activities such as: viticulture, vine grafts, trout farming, olive oil production and restaurants. Lavinia Wine can boast one of the largest vineyards in Europe, covering an area of 2.310ha with three wine cellars, as well as plantations of peaches, vine stocks, olive groves and ponds with rainbow trout. The main focus has always been manufacturing high quality wines, with 11 million grapevines and even 17 million bottles annually, Lavinia Wie is the biggest producer of grapes and wine in the region.
The parent company is located in Podgorica, Montenegro and there is additional business unit in Belgrade, Serbia. With over 650 employees, it is one of the most important employers in the country. In step with the changes of modern times, the imperative of the business represents sustainability, system quality, satisfaction of our customers, employees, and business partners, as well as corporate social responsibility.
‘One of the business imperatives of our company is to be the best in what we do, in all aspects of our business. Careful planning of development, permanent investments to achieve the premium quality of the product, decades of experience in this business, following the vision of the founders, achieved synergy among owners, management and employed with social business responsibility are the recipe for continuing success of the company for over half of the century.