Sunday, August 14, 2011

Karpatská Perla winery

Karpatská Perla, (the Carpathian Pearl in english)  is a family company taking pride not only in a long vineyard tradition after forefathers the Zárubas and the Šebos, but mostly in the quality of their wines. This winery has been producing wine for more than 20 years, since 1991. Customers know that Karpatská Perla's wines of are honest, uniquely diverse but mostly Small Carpathian.

They are proud of their videyard region The Small Carpathian. This is the oldest and the most important vineyard region in Slovakia. In Šenkvice ( around 30km/19miles from Bratislava ), where Karpatská Perla is based, we feel the relation to the ground, grapevine which for generations of our ancestors not only earned their living but also gave them a joy of life.

Their wines are produced using modern technology and the grapes have origin in their own vineyards. Some of their wines also recieved gold medals from international wine competitions. Three collections of wines - JAGNET, VARIETO and  DÍLEMÚRE are containing wines from following varieties of grapes:  Müller-Thurgau, Moravian Muscat,  Grüner Veltliner,  Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent. Their specialists are Devín, Aurelius, Alibernet and André. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

J & J Ostrožovič tokaj winery

J & J are the initials of Jaro and Jarka - husbands who established their winery in Tokaj region of Slovakia. As they said - A good wine cannot be made without love so they share their love to each other and to wines too. In 1990, when policital system in Czechoslovakia changed and when also their first son was born, Jaro and Jarka set up a private company to produce the best Tokaj wines in Slovakia.

They settled down in the heart of Tokaj, the village Veľká Tŕňa.  Nowadays J & J Ostrožovič take care of 60 hectares of fully productive vineyards, and because they take care of their vineyards good and the wine is born in vineyards, their work gains them a lot of awards on national and also international wine competitions. Don't forget to visit Velka Tŕňa and their winery, there are plenty of possibilities to relax in their lovely guest house!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

About Tokaj region

Region of Tokaj in Slovakia is an  area of winemaking and viticulture in basin of river Bodrog. This region is historical and territorial part of vast region of Tokaj, which has its major part spread in Hungary (about 5 000 ha) in comparison with Slovak Republic, where only 907 ha were determined by law. What's special onTokaj region? Only here you can find stony hillsides of an old volcano, which is warmed up by a lovely warm breeze from Hungarian puszta and only here you can find a noble rot Botrytis Cinerea, the base of Tokaj selections.   Tufaceous wine cellars are protected by oak barrels, in which the wine rouds and gains bread taste.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Slovak National Collection of Wine

National collection (Národný salón vín Slovenskej republiky) is located in the cellar of historical Castle in Pezinok. Idea of this project is to present the best of Slovak wines to visitors slovak or foreign and to offer them a possibility to taste these wines in one of the beautiest cellars in Slovakia.

100 Slovak wines are choosed in competition to be presented in the cellar for the next year. You can taste these wines there, but you can buy some bottles there too. This project already gained thousands of fans to Slovak wines. So if you plan your visit to Slovakia, don't forget to visit Pezinok and it's Castle's cellar, you will be amazed by the quality of our wines.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Martin Pomfy - Mavín winery

Martin Pomfy established his winery Mavín in 2001 with plan to produce low cost wines, but he wasn't satisfied with his these kind of wines and so he changed his attention to high-quality wines. Finally he proved it. His Cabernet Sauvignon rosé 2009 was awarded with gold medal on Vinalies Internationales Paris. Like he said, he's fanatic  to wine producing, he loves everything connected with wines and nowadays he tries to procude wines with minimum interferences during the process of their production...

Nowadays he's member of association Wines of Vinosady (which is a village where he's settled and where he produces his wines). Some of this most used varieties of grapes are: Muller Thurgau, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, Slovak grape variety - Dunaj, then Cabernet Sauvignon, Blaufrankisch and Alibernet.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mrva & Stanko winery

Winery Víno Mrva & Stanko belongs to middle sized wineries of Slovakia with its volume of production. Its production changed from previous 12 thousand to present 400 thousand bottles during the years. This is the limit that the company in regard of keeping top quality doesn't want to exceed.

Grape varietes are sufficient. 15 to 20 types of wine of high quality with distinct character of variety. Some of the most popular are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Blaufrankisch (typical for Slovakia), Pinot Gris, Sauvignon or Gewurztraminer. There are some of Slovakia's specials - Devin and Dunaj - slovak grape varietes.

Mrva & Stanko was already awarded on the hugest and most famous world-wide wine competitions like  Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Vinalies Internationales Paris or AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge.

Some of Mrva & Stanko's wines have been already exported to United Kingdom of China succeessful.

Thursday, May 5, 2011



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