– Moravia, Czech Republic
Established by Petr Nejedlík in 1992, along with his wife Andrea, their vision rooted in organic practices has earned them a prominent name in the Czech Republic. Across their 19 hectares of 35-year-old vineyards nestled within the Podyjí National Park 70 minutes north of Vienna, Dobrá Vinice has consistently demonstrated its philosophy of minimal intervention and a biodynamic approach.
Every vine is meticulously tended by hand, and their vineyards remain free from chemical interventions, just as their wines do. Typically, wines are either unfiltered or filtered only with the utmost caution to preserve the wine’s natural character.
In the cellar, you will find wines maturing in oak barrels with their native yeast for extended periods alongside Georgian qvevri (large earthenware) vessels, symbolizing the winery’s dedication to an 8,000-year-old winemaking tradition. In addition, they were the first in Moravia to produce natural Pét – Nat sparkling wines.
The wines of Dobrá Vinice are known for their drinkability, round mouthfeel, clean aroma, and balanced acidity. The Xmas wine of choice of their distributor is the Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (it’s served also in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Amsterdam). The wine is fermented and matured for 14 months on the lees in French oak barrels. It’s rich and develops a wide aromatic palette of yellow fruits in brandy–Mirabelle plum, peach–currants, floral, and oriental spices. The taste is juicy and maintains minerality with beautiful herbal notes.
Cultivation: 25 ha
Production: 120,000 bottles/year depending on the vintage
Varieties: Müller Thurgau, Rhine Riesling, Wallachian Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Approach: Organic, Biodynamic
Sulfites: 20 mg/l – 30 mg/l (60 mg/l in case of blend from 3-4 varieties)