Kutjevo is the capital of wine in continental Croatia. The town is situated in the fertile Požega 'golden' valley, on the southern slopes of Krndija and Papuk in a narrow valley of the small river Kutjevčanka. Kutjevo's famous wine cellar holds archival wine – the famous Kutjevo Graševina, Pinot Gris, White Pinot, Traminer, Riesling. Right next to the cellar and winery complex there is the beautiful castle of Kutjevo, which was connected to the winery by an underground passage. The famous Baron Franjo Trenk and Empress Maria Theresa once lived here.
Kutjevačko Vincelovo is a traditional and highly visited wine event which marks the beginning of the grape harvest. In the centre of the town on the square Trg graševine, Slavonian sausages and bacon are baked, which are all washed down with Kutjevo's famous wines, and the stage echoes with the music of tambourines and the songs of visiting a'cappella groups.
Slavonia has excellent conditions for winegrowing and winemaking. In the past, the wines of Slavonia were often found on the tables of emperors and noblemen and it is this tradition that the present Slavonian vineyards derive from: Srijem, Baranja and Đakovo in the east and Kutjevo in the west of Slavonia.
Slavonia has truly excellent capacities for production of large amounts of premium wine, especially white wine. It is hard to say which Slavonian vineyards are better and more tempting: those in Srijem and Baranja in the Danube region, those in Đakovo in East Slavonia or those in Kutjevo in Central Slavonia.
The center of development of Slavonian winemaking is the area around Kutjevo. Enjingi, Krauthaker and PPK Kutjevo are the most important Slavonian winemakers. Eninjgi, and especially Krauthaker, keep experimenting with new varieties, which definitely erases Slavonia’s Graševina monoculture image as it was six or seven years ago.