The history of the surname Vajčner dates back to 1636. In this year, the surname Weinschner was mentioned in the Strážnice chronicles for the first time. Probably derived from the word Weinschnitt - a cut of a vine. It seems to be fate! As the language progressed, our name was born.
I was born on May 10, 1986 into a family with a long tradition of viticulture. My grandfather from Strážnice in Slovácko once moved to Znojmo and started making wine there. The other one lives in Velké Pavlovice and, as a cooper, is in charge of the production and repair of wine barrels. My father has also been involved in all phases of wine production so it might only be a natural outcome that he became the director of the newly established company Znovín Znojmo shortly after the privatization of the former Moravian wineries and he is still there today.
I have been helping in the vineyards since I was a child, but, at that time, I saw only the hard work surrounding this art. Maybe because I could not drink wine yet at that time. I found out that the vineyard not only means hard work all year round, but also the pleasure of tasting its fruits, when I enrolled in the only Czech wine high school in Valtice.
In 2015, my friend and I founded Navajn - a project originally created to offer tours and wine tasting in Znojmo and around. We also started producing wine under this brand. It was a great ride and both of us invested our hearts as well as all our time and we enjoyed it. I was, however, always drawn to the vineyards. I wanted to tighten the established idea of making wines with maximum expression of terroir. At the end of 2018, I left the company and founded my own winery. I dreamed of spending more time making wine and having my own grapes which needed all of my time. Finally, I launched my first wine in 2019.
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Čulíkoviny | Podcast on Spotify
5. díl podcastu, Honza Čulík si povídá s Martinem Vajčnerem z Hodonic u Znojma.
Znojemský deník Rovnost
Lidé dojedou na přeslazenou Pálavu a odjíždějí s nesířeným Veltlínem
Znojmo Vás vítá
Naturální vína jako vína budoucnosti?
Rozhovor s vinařem, který při výrobě vína myslí na ty nejmenší detaily.
Český rozhlas Brno
Host Apetýtu: Martin Vajčner, záznam povídání o mé vinařské rodině, vinohradech a znojemském terroir, kvevri, nebo třeba autentických vínech
Český rozhlas Brno
Host Apetýtu: Martin Vajčner, záznam povídání o vinařské turistice ve Znojmě, přírodních vínech a parfémech