We founded the Tonković Winery in 2006 in order to revive kadarka, a historical grape variety from Vojvodina and Slavonija. As a heritage winery, we have chosen kadarka, because it is a part of the culture of the region and its terroir.
Today, it is almost extinct locally, although, across the border in Hungary, it still yields some of the best Hungarian red wines. We bought a dozen hectares of land in Bački Vinogradi and planted the first kadarka vines in the sandy ground. We wanted to produce a different kadarka, and thanks to the vision of Ignacije Tonković, a former diplomat and a legend of the Vojvodina public scene, we succeeded in establishing kadarka as one of the most important Bačka wines, which is also competitive internationally. The Decanter awards testify to that. The Tonković Heritage Winery closely collaborates with a series of experts: from a viticulture professor from Hungary to the top winemakers from Rioja. Our joint knowledge, love and commitment to the Kadarka Project enabled us to develop vineyards and wines in which kadarka achieves its unique expression.