“Our philosophy is to treat vineyards with care and respect and a friendly approach to nature. The unique Pálava terroir helps us to produce wines characterized by their deep minerality and spiciness, “ said the business director of the winning winery Roman Frič.
The winner was chosen by a jury of nine finalists, three in each category. The expert commission also visited all the wineries in person. She assessed the extent to which the finalists fulfilled the main idea of the competition, ie “to exceed current practice in the field in the long run and move it forward”.
“Exotics” from Prague succeeded
His certain exoticism contributed to the victory of the Salabka winery in the small winery category in Prague. They were the only Czechs among the finalists.
“But it’s not just that they are from Prague. The important thing is that they make quality wines. Their business and concept is well thought out, there is a lot of work behind them, “ the jury agreed.
In addition to the awards in the main categories, the Winegrowers’ Association also awarded the Enologist of the Year award for wine connoisseurs under the age of 40, which this year was awarded to Jakub Smrčka from Thaya Winery.
In the past, the winners of the title Winery of the Year were the wineries Škrobák, Víno J. Stávek, Vinselekt Michlovský, Bohemia Sekt, Hana Mádlová, Znovín Znojmo, Château Valtice – Wine Cellars Valtice, Zámecké vinařství Bzenec, Vican family winery and twice the winery Sonberk.
VIDEO: A view of Milan Sůkal’s Winery in the Vineyard of 2020 from Nový Podvor.
A view of Milan Sůkal’s Vinaře vineyard in 2020 from Nový Podvor. Hynek Zdenek, blesk.cz