Slivovitz brought us to Eco village Kostunici, pictoresque village in Central Part of Serbia. We wanted to see the spot where a very good plum brandy “General” is crafted. Apart from Slivovitz, we found a new world.
Eco village (or Ethno village) represents a hotel-under-the-sky, full household that incorporates restaurant, lodging in apartments and ‘vayats’, production of fruit, domestic- made slivovitz (plum brandy) and jams. A guest can feel the spirit of 19-century Serbia, eat the old dishes, and drink remarkable slivovitz.
Sumadija region is famous for its plum, mostly “Pozegaca” and “Cacanska rana” varietes. Pozegaca is very aromative and delicious, but complicated to grow and sensitive to various illnesses. But brings the best slivovitz!
Plum brandy Slivovitz “General” is dedicated to the memory of victorius Serbian General of the World War I Zivojin Misic, whose mother originates from Kostunici.
Very tastefull old Serbian dishes served in crockery and “vayats” made the strongest impression on us. What is “vayat”?
A separated small house, bungallow that was used for the guest’s lodging. These vayats are equipped with old furniture, recalling the old country life and customs. So, you have your own home within a village.