The winery was founded in 1980 under Communist times. Since 2003 it is synonymous with the production of slamové or “straw” wine. This is a specialized dessert wine made in only a handful of countries in the world. Annual production is 20,000 bottles. The wine is made using a variety of grapes including Palava, Welschriesling, Riesling, Frankovka (Blaufränkish) and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is located in the sub-region Mikulov | Moravia. Oldřich Drápal is the winemaker and slamové is the only wine he now produces. “Slámové” is the Czech word for “straw”. This straw wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are hand harvested and dried on straw palettes for a minimum of 3 months.
- This wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- On the nose you will get aromas of raspberry, dried fruits and sweet spice
- Though classed as a dessert wine, it is perfect on its own as an aperitif, digestif or with foods such as blue cheese, chocolate, chocolate mousse or even roasted meats including duck
- Serving Temperature: 9-10°C
- This wine can be cellared for up to 10 years past vintage
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We’re John and Brenda Steinsky from PEI. John is a proud first-generation Czech Canadian. Since May 2018, he has served as an Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic in PEI and New Brunswick, also covering Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in an “acting” capacity. In addition to providing consular services to Czech nationals in these provinces, John was keen to promote “economic diplomacy” with Atlantic Canadians, by sharing Czech goods and services they otherwise might not have access to.
Beer and wine seemed like good fits given the proliferation of craft brewing in the Maritimes and local interest in "new old-world wines." Czech wine is often described as "the best wines you’ve never heard of." We’re hoping to change that!