Thematic route: Gastronomic Route
Name of the touristic attraction: Rogljevo Wine Cellars
Location: Negotin, municipality of Negotin, Bor district, Eastern Serbia, Republic of Serbia. The wine cellars are located 20 km away from Negotin, and only 600 m from the nearby village of Rogljevo.
Description: Not far from the village of Rogljevo, on the site of the former, wood-built, Sikole and Metris wine cellars whose remains are still in the southern part of the complex, there is a group consisting of nearly 150 wine cellars. Most of them were built a hundred years ago, although it is believed that some date back in the 18th century. On the plate built in the wall of one cellar there was graven the year 1863 as the year of construction, while most of the inscriptions on the plates are illegible suggesting that they might be older. As any spontaneously created agglomeration made of irregular streets and a central plateau with an inscription and a covered well, as any iconic and gathering place, Rogljevo wine cellars possess all the characteristics of the rural area. Until World War Two, were two bakeries and three butchers within the wine cellars, out of which one worked until the 60s, and none of them was located in the village itself. Same as Rajac wine cellars, Rogljevo cellars were used for grape processing and storing wine. Nowadays some of them have the same purpose, while others are renovated and used for tourist purposes.
Conditions: The wine cellars can be reached on foot, by bike, by car or by bus.
Information and contacts:
Tourism Organization of Negotin Municipality
Address: Kraljevica Marka 6, 19300 Negotin
Tel: +381 19547555
Route close to other thematic routes: At 20 km away from Rogljevo wine cellars there are: the central building of the Museum of Krajina, Memorial House of Stevan Mokranjac, Haiduk Veljko’s Museum, The old church of the Birth of the Holy Virgin, The Holy Trinity Church, The powder mill (the only remnant of the fortress Baba Finka). At 25 km away from Negotin there is the Archaeological Site Vrelo-Sarkamen, and at about 7 km from Rogljevo wine cellars there are Rajac wine cellars.
Other useful information: The area of the municipality Negotin is linked by a whole range of transport network with the Danube and Corridor 10 and international border crossings with Romania and Bulgaria.
Via Djerdap main road, this area is linked to the regional roads: Negotin-Donji Milanovac and Negotin-Kladovo. The network and the quality of the local roads at the territory of Negotin municipality is at satisfactory level.
One can reach Negotin from Belgrade via the international road E 75 through Paracin (300 km), Smederevo, Pozarevac and Majdanpek (290 km), or on the Danube main road, via Donji Milanovac (250 km). The distance from Nis is 150 km, from Zajecar-57km. The nearest town is Vidin in Bulgaria 55-km and the nearest city in Romania is Turnu Severin-80 km.
GPS coordinates: lat, long: 44.125974, 22.563889