This unique variety of grape vine and the wine produced from it was once famous throughout Europe for its muscat aroma and flavor. It used to be referred to as 'wine for the nobility'. It has almost been left to oblivion but is gaining prominence again as one of the treasures of enology.
It survived only on the site of Pearl Island in the heart of Vojvodina - on this river island's sandy alluvial soil in the triangle of three towns: Novi Becej, Becej and Curug. It is not grown anywhere else in the world aside from Pearl Island.
The name itself - Tisa Pearl - is actually a variety of melon which once made Pearl Island famous. Under the brand name "Pearl" as the only product, "Tisa Pearl" winery and vineyard produce grapes and wine from the indigenous Muscat Krokan variety. The vineyard extends to an area of 7 hectares and is in sole proprietorship.
The Vineyards was designed in the years 2003/2004. The variety Muscat Krokan is represented in more than 85% of the assortment. On a limited vineyard range in the immediate proximity of the old meander of the Tisa River and in special microclimatic conditions, this nonpareil variety has been grown for more than a century. Due to the extreme sensitivity to botrytis, harvests are uncertain, which limits the continuity of production.