Fodor's Expert Review Erdutski Vinogradi
The village of Erdut, with a medieval castle overlooking the Danube, is just 37 km (23 miles) east of Osijek. The Erdut Agreement, which brought a peaceful resolution to the war in 1995 in eastern Croatia, was signed here. There are several wineries to visit around the village, including Erdutski Vinogradi, which dates from 1450 and has produced wine since 1730. And there are lovely views from the winery, which is also home to one of the quirkiest sights in the Croatian wine world: the world's largest barrel still in use. Made of 150-year-old Slavonian oak, it can hold 75,000 liters of Graševina. Tastings can be arranged in the cellar beside the Great Barrel; call ahead to make a reservation.