KONICE - KRAVÍ HORA
Kraví hora is an important vineyard route with an area of 67 hectares. The old pre-Tertiary weathered and deeply eroded surface on the edge of the Dyje massif has been flooded by the sea several times throughout history and covered by alluvium from higher areas of the mainland. The retreat of the sea restored erosion and the deep river valley was created. Here the buried rocky outcrops on the slopes of Kraví hora or on the southwestern edge of Nový Šaldorf were discovered. Sands and a large number of iron compounds are also part of the sediment. Fragments of massive bones (whale's jaw, siren's rib, crocodile's bones) as well as finer shells of mollusks were found in this location. Gravel makes up 30% of the skeleton. Altitude 260 - 338 meters above sea level, the average annual temperature is 9.1 ° C and the average annual precipitation is 520 mm. I organically cultivate here 0.8 hectares of vineyards of the eastern exposition.
HAVRANÍKY - STARÉ VINICE
Havraniky moorland is the largest moorland in the Podyjí National Park. The land on the right bank of the river Dyje used to be a pasture for cattle. There is a very specific geological profile. The Proterozoic and Paleozoic subsoil are the most represented. The mainland was formed by igneous rocks of the Dyje massif, represented by biotic granite which was seldom penetrated by aplites and quartz, even when the massif was cooling. Remains of sea sands and calcareous clays have been preserved here and one can find fragments of shellfish shells and fish bones in clay. I have a vineyard in this beautiful location of Staré Vinice. It is a medium-sized vineyard route with a planted area of 69.6 ha with a southern, southeastern and southwestern exposure. The occurrence of stone makes up 20-30% of the skeleton. The altitude is 270 - 310 meters above sea level. The average annual temperature is 9 ° C and the average annual rainfall is 480mm. I organically cultivate here 2 vineyards (0.5 hectares of planted area). These are plantings from 2004, mainly of the Green Veltliner and Pinot Noir, south-western exposition.
TASOVICE - STARÁ HORA
Tasovice, an old wine-growing village is situated on the edges of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. The area covered with vineyards around here is 139 hectares where sand-clay weatherings cover the granites of the Dyje massif. The altitude is 222 - 238 meters above sea level. The average annual temperature is 8.4 ° C. Slope 5 - 10%. The Stará hora vineyard route is located on the right bank of the river Dyje. Originally, this was only the easternmost tip of the slope, later it expanded to the Kamenný vrch vineyard route. The slopes are facing away from the sun and therefore contain enough acids every year. Stará hora is a long stone slope of the Paleozoic bedrock (Kambrium). It consists mainly of sandy loam and gravel sands with various types of granite, gneiss and quartz. Since 2021, I have been cultivating 1 hectare of planted area here in the organic mode, mainly the Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Grüner Veltliner, Moravian Muscat and Zweigeltrebe.
OBLEKOVICE - NAČERATICKÝ KOPEC
Large vineyard route with an area of 126 ha with various expositions of vineyards. It is an "island mountain", which is a remnant of the Tertiary weathering of the granite massif. The basis is igneous rocks - biotic granodiorites and amphibolic quartz diorites. Slightly acidic pH. The upper part of the hill is rather rocky with gravel and sand, clay and gravel in the lower part. Occurrence of stone 15 - 40% of the skeleton. Altitude 226 - 280 meters above sea level. The average annual temperature is 8.8 ° C. Average annual rainfall 500mm. I buy grapes from the local vineyard of the southern exposition planted in 2009. This vineyard is in organic mode.
DYJÁKOVIČKY - U SKLEPŮ
The vineyards around the wine village Dyjákovičky are spread over than 60 hectares of planted area. The area was geologically built by marine sedimentary units of the Carpathian. Layered calcareous clays protrude to the surface. In the Late Tertiary period, the area was a rugged bay. Windstorms in the cold periods of the Quaternary contributed to the formation of calcareous loess. The soil here is very fertile with an alkaline pH. The terroir U sklepů is set on a slightly northern slope. Historically, the Welschriesling variety has reached the highest qualities here. Since 2021, I have been cultivating 0,2 hectare of planted area here in the organic mode, mainly the Welschriesling, Moravian Muscat, Grüner Veltliner and Saint Laurent varieties.
ŠATOV - U BUNKRU
The first written mention of vine growing in Šatov is from 1316. In this traditional wine village there are 4 terroirs. The smallest terroir here U bunkru is spread on a gentle slope with a northern orientation. This guarantees enough acids every year. The northern position of the slope is also characterized by a colder summer night, which has a very positive effect on the strong aroma of the wine. The area of this vineyard route is 31.5 ha - the realistically planted area with fertile vineyards is, however, only 3.6 ha. Only small winegrowers with vineyards on small plots farm on the planted area. The altitude here is 250 - 270 meters above sea level. Average slope 3%. The average annual temperature is 8.9 ° C. The geological origin of this vineyard route is calcareous loess and sandy-clayey sediments of the Carpathian. In the Late Tertiary period, the area was most likely a rugged bay through which a freshwater river flowed. Windstorms in the cold periods of the Quaternary contributed to the creation of loess accumulations. Slightly alkaline pH. Since 2021, I have been organically cultivating here a vineyard with an area of 0.2 hectares. Varietally represented here are mainly Malvasia, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.
POPICE - POD LESEM
A smaller vineyard route with a planted area of 33.6 hectares is set in close proximity to the Podyjí National Park between the villages of Konice and Popice. Geologically, it belongs to the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, the origin is sandy-clay weathering on the granites of the Dyje massif, the Paleozoic (Kambrium) subsoil. It consists of aluminous-sandy soil, biotic granite, gneiss and quartz sands. The altitude is 300 - 330 meters above sea level. The average annual temperature is 8.9 ° C and the average annual rainfall is 500mm. The subsoil gives very mineral structured wines of a specific character. I farm here sustainably on 0.4 hectares of planted area and buy grapes from vineyards which belong to the Dobrá Vinice winery. These are plantings from 1987, the southeastern exposition.