A combination of continental and Mediterranean climates makes the products of Old Montenegro delicious and aromatic…
Thanks to the location it takes, rich valleys and fresh air, this area has been known for numerous crops grown here for ages; from different fruits, citrus fruit, vegetable, to vine and medicinal herbs, melliferous meadow and mountain ones, which caused presence of numerous beehives and quality and variety of honey.
So, vineyards rich in vine grape sorts for red and rose wines can be seen in Ceklin. This area is also well known for grape brandy offered by wine cellar ‘’Cekin’’ of the Vukmirović family. The bee yards from this area provide blackberry, wormwood and plant prickle honey, whereas many fruits are used as a base for making jam and different delicacies. From the foot of mountain Lovćen, from Dubovik spa, the finest kinds of honey of mountain and meadow herbs come from Lidija Martinović’s bee yard. Lidija also deals with producing cosmetics and honey-based medicinal herbs. The bee yard of Radojica Radović from Cetinje does not only provide honey and its products, but also numerous legends about honey and monolith samples of beehives made in oak and stone.
The village of Gornji Kokoti is known for producing tobacco, so called ‘‘kotroban’’, in Old Montenegro, and it also has the tradition of growing vine grapes. Red and white wine and grape brandy are represented in the wine cellar of ‘‘Pejović’’ winery. In the village of Staniseljići there is the wine cellar or winery ‘‘Bogojević’’, where, besides red and rose wine, numerous bitters with medicinal herbs from this area are on offer.
In adjacent Draževina autochthonous types of wine Vranac and Tamjanika, as well as wormwood and juniper brandies and different bitters, can be found.The most quality types of Vranac wine and homemade brandy come from the ‘‘Kopitović’’ winery in the village of Donji Brčeli, Crmnička region. Due to rich ground and numerous sunny days, this area has been known for growing wine grapes for ages. In the scope of the offer of agro-tourist attractions of Farming cooperation ‘‘Komani, Bandići and Zagarač’’ a tour of vineyards and wine cellars with products degustation is organised.