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    Petr Skoupil

    lives in Velké Bílovice which is the biggest wine producing town in the Czech Republic. Tradition of growing grapes and history of the company dates back to the 19th century. The current winemaker Petr Skoupil has dedicated himself to wine making since the age of 23 and has been running a winery since 1992. The winery is based on the historical roots of wine growing and wine making in his region. He maintains 35 ha of his own vineyards with emphasis on ecological technology and reduced harvesting of grapes. Due to the hard work, his vineyards offer perfect base for wine making. Winery Skoupil produces wines of all categories, from kabinet through noble late harvest to selection of grapes. The winery is still looking for its own way to high quality wines using modern technology. Petr Skoupil also tries to limit application of chemical products and to cultivate grapes as delicate as possible. His pure varietal and very attractive wines with special attributes get awards regularly both at home and abroad. The wines are characterized by a wide range of primary aromatic substances, especially by a strong fruity character with a minimum content of bitterness. In 2010 Petr Skoupil built a modern hotel named Vinařský dům together with a new winery premises. From the hotel you can admire his vineyards, the Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape (UNESCO) or the Pálava hills. He does his best to promote his wines which can attract you to the atmosphere of the small but pitoresque South Moravia region.

    Petr Skoupil

    Petr Skoupil

    Petr Skoupil

  • Jaromir Gala

    Jaromír Gala

    was born to a winemaking family. Both his grand-fathers were owners of vineyards and produced wine. His father also continued the family viticulture tradition but its development was unfortunately limited by the political regime at the time. According to a family tale, at the age of five, Jaromír cut his first vineyard using a pair of poultry carvers. He graduated from the Secondary School of Viticulture in Valtice and from Mendel University of Forestry and Agriculture in Brno, specializing in wine-making and viticulture at the Department in Lednice. He gained his first important experience working for Mikros – Mikulov Wines. In 1999, he co-founded the Tanzberg Mikulov Winery, where he worked as the Managing Director for eight years. He also gained valuable experience in the wine-making area of Wachau (Austria), Pentington (Canada) and when visiting wineries in France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, California, and Georgia. He lives with his wife, Alžběta, his daughter Luisa and son Oliver both in Brno and Bavory. His motto about the wine varieties: „Less can sometimes be more". He is not fond of the „Moravian fragmentation of varieties". That´s why he specializes in varieties proven over a long period of time. He is searching for what inseparably belongs to the Pálava region and what also offers a certain story. Each individual variety can only be planted where there is a chance to produce unique wine from its grapes.

    Jaromir Gala

    Jaromir Gala

    Jaromir Gala