“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”
by English wine-lover and wine-merchant André Louis Simon
The very special occasions in the history of The British Royal Family were emphasized by Croatian wine, Traminac: in 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as in 2011, on the wedding of Prince William and Duchesse Kate Middleton. It seems it became like a family wine for the Royal Court of England. In addition, on visiting Croatia two years ago, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla enjoyed beautiful aromas of Traminac.
Preparations for the Royal wedding of the year of Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle are in full swing. The Royal couple will get married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on the 19th of May 2018. It was confirmed that Traminac wine from Ilok cellars will be served at the Royal wedding. ‘’We have heard that Prince Harry and Meghan want our Croatian wines at their wedding. We are very honored and we will be happy to send them’’, commented Diana Spajić, the marketing manager at Iločki podrumi.
Traminac is a sweet wine that is served as an aperitif or at the end of a dessert. Sweetness is achieved with earlier harvesting. The wine is of exceptional aroma, golden color and can be dry or semi-sweet. According to experts, today the price of one bottle of Traminac from 1947 that was served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 is worth 55,000 Kuna (around 7,400 Euros).
In Ilok, above the powerful Danube River, along the historic medieval town center, the Old wine cellars are situated. These unique heritage objects are remarks of the very long history and tradition of wine cultivation and wine production. Visit of Ilok cellars is included into the itinerary of our tour “One journey four countries”. Beside the authentic wine tasting and lunch included, the attractions of this tourism resort are the two old wine cellars from the 15th and 18th century. For over five hundred years, these unique wine cellars are having perfect conditions for creation and nurturing of premium wines and guard the precious wine archive. Ilok cellars will delight you with stories that are told by secrets kept inside and you have a chance to find out on your own tasting why representatives from the Royal Court of England chose wine from this winery to be served at the Royal occasions. Cheers! To The Royal Family!
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