T E R R O I R
Svätý Jur - Little Carpathians Wine Region
We farm in Svätý Jur, on the southern and south-eastern slopes of the Little Carpathians, covered with calorific arenaceous soils that abound with stones of granite bedrock. Farm machines suffer, but vine has been flourishing for centuries. Soil horizons are shallow and in some places they barely cover the massive granite core. The original plants were oak woods and hornbeams. Winegrowers deforested the area and planted it with vine and changed the scenery of the Little Carpathians. The climate conditions are, thanks to the location and topography of the hills, very favourable. The ridge of the Little Carpathians fulfils its function twofold. On one hand it protects the vineyards from usual north-western currents and on the other hand it offers beautifully exposed slopes for growing vine.
V I N E Y A R D S
Healthy grapes form healthy vineyards.
We grow the grapes in an ecological and sustainable way, gentle to the nature. Live soil, biodiversity and balance are the basis of a healthy vineyard and quality grapes. Therefore we do not use any herbicides, nor any system chemicals. We try to minimize agrotechnical interventions and grow vine in balance with the nature.
C E L L A R
We add nothing and remove nothing.
We make our wines with traditional artisan approach and with the least technological intervention. We process only healthy grapes, do not use any additives, the fermentation is spontaneous, also white varieties are macerated on skins, ageing is natural on lees in an old Renaissance cellar in oak and acacia barrels, the wines are not fined nor filtered and we use sulphur very sparingly.
P R O D U C T S
Want you to taste our wines and spend a nice evening in an authentic Renaissance wine cellar?
We will cordially host you and prepare for you a guided wine tasting of young, older and vintage wines and other products. Apart from wine we make also mead, rosehip wine, grape marmelade, black cherry-mulberry liqueur, brandy and we brew our own craft beer.