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WHAT HAPPENDS IN THE VINEYARDS IN WINTER?

You might think that there is nothing going on in the vineyard in the winter season. Well,… Read more! Work in the vineyard never stops. Or more precisely, work with the vines. Wine making is a year-round job, where most of that time is spent in the vineyard.  Just because the harvest is over, it …

Warmer weather, less Ice Wine

Although the Czech Republic is not one of the world´s well known wine countries, wines from its two wine regions, Bohemia and South Moravia are considered to be of high quality and are successful at many of the world´s wine competitions. And the same applies with ICE WINE.  But what is Ice wine exactly? Where …

OLDEST EXISTING VINE IN PRAGUE

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE OLDEST VINE STILL GROWS AT PRAGUE CASTLE? Indeed, in the beautiful gardens located at the foot of the Prague Castle, one can find cuttings of the worlds ‘oldest fine grapevine. It was offered as a gift of the city Maribor to Prague castle on December 12, 2014. Those grapes are being …

FRANKOVKA OR BLAUFRÄNKISCH?

Don’t worry they are the same grape ! Frankovka is the Czech version of the international name Blaufränkisch. Known also as frankinja in Slovenia or Franconia in Italy, or even Lemberger in America.  It is also sometimes called as Pinot Noir of east. It is a red grape that represents 5,6% of the vineyard planting, …