Riesling vertical package
Unique opportunity to buy set of 6 different rieslings in wooden casette...
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On Sunday, at the age of 70, Peter Vajda, passed away. Cofounder of many exceptional projects, Sonberk winery among them.
Read here, how his close colleague, Alexej Fulmek (CEO of Petit Press publishing house), describes his personality and his lifelong projects.
On Tuesday October 31st we cordially invite you to Dům umění in Brno to taste some of the very best wine from Sonberk and the V8 Winemakers Alliance.
From 16:30 you can look forward to meeting the respective V8 winemakers in person, taste all wines from the Grand Cru V8 Collection and over 40 more. There also will be a poll for liquid prizes and a short screening about the members of V8.
On Thursday September 28th come join us at Sonberk from 14:00 for a wine tasting and creative workshop, where Štěpán and Tereza Axman will show you how to work with clay - to create your own piece of art, the "Wine´s Face". Price/person: 1090,- CZK
Limited capacity, please book your seat ahead: sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
South Moravian Sonberk Winery has recorded another success in international competitions. Pálava and Riesling from the Sonberk Vineyard in Popice, Mikulov, were the winners of this year's international Decanter World Wine Awards in London. In a competition of more than 17,000 wines from around the world, the jury has awarded them both 95 points and the highest possible medals: Platinum Best in Category (formerly the Regional Trophy) and Platinum Best in Show (formerly the International Trophy), the latter arrives to the Czech Republic for the first time. In total there were 6 Sonberk wines awarded at DWWA 2017 - see here.
Dry Pálava 2015 VOC awarded with platinum medal Best in Show as the best dry aromatic wine for this year ranked among the best 34 wines in the world.
The naturally sweet selection of botrytised grapes Riesling 2014 reigned in the regional category Best Czech Sweet and the platinum medal Best in Category represents the wine´s 11th accolade from international competitions.
"For Sonberk this year's award is both an honor and assurance that with our flagship varieties - Ryzlink and Pálava - we are going in the right direction. Equally great is the news for our region that proves it can produce world-class premium wines. In addition, Pálava grape variety celebrates 40 years since it was first registered in the State Variety Book, so it is a nice anniversary gift for the Czech vine growers, too, " says Dagmar Fialová, the Sales and Marketing Director of Sonberk Winery.
The author of both wines is Sonberk´s own winemaker Oldřich Drápal Jr., whose manuscript is clearly recognizable in bottles. To his- now the best in the World - Pálava he adds: "The key to success were the fully matured Pálava grapes and their gentle processing using the gravitational technology. The resulting wine is an oenological mixture of several Pálava harvests, processed so that the spicy character of this variety steps forward even with the low residual sugar in the wine. "
And how does the best aromatic wine in the World actually taste? "The wine starts on a sweetish note but then opens up and as the florals come through its character and body emerge. Therefore it is not a wine just for simple food but also for more complex foods and flavours. I suggest that it be very well chilled like a good riesling and then allow it to warm in the glass to take on a change of temperatures and florals. Had a glass of your 2015 again with some mussels to see how well it worked and... it is a perfect match for spicier food too," says the British Star-Chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, who created a tasting menu dedicated to Sonberk wines for Pálava´s international premiere in London last year.
The winning varieties cover almost half of the 45-hectare Sonberk vineyard. Their expansion, however, is not yet planned. "As in the past, we want to concentrate first and foremost on the highest quality of grapes in the given year, and on a sustainable way of farming both in the vineyard and the adjacent ecosystems, " concluded Sonberk´s vine grower Roman Slouk.
Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) was first held in 2004 and currently is the largest and most important international wine competition in the industry. In this year´s DWWA more than 17,200 wines were registered and blind-tasted by a jury of 219 evaluators (65 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommeliers). To win one of the top prizes, a wine must first be awarded a gold medal by an expert panel of judges led by a regional chair. To secure a Platinum Best in Show, the wine must ultimately go up against peers from around the world. DWWA awarded 175 wines Platinum Best in Category and 34 Platinum Best in Show.
Sonberk winery has been participating in DWWA regularly since 2008. Two years later it already recorded its first major success with Ryzlink rýnský 2008 being awarded a Regional Trophy for Best Dry White Wine of Central and Eastern Europe, first time in Czech history.
We cordially invite you to Sonberk Cultural Summer 2017 to enjoy your favourite artists and music genres along with a nice glas of wine and incredible sunsets over Pálava Hills.
This year´s concert series we start on Sunday 2. July 19:00 with the performance of Roman Dragoun - a Brno-based singer, composer and pianist.
Ticket reservations are open for all concerts - please email us at sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
Or buy the tickets directly on smsticket.cz
2.7. Roman Dragoun - BUY TICKETS HERE
9.7. Tomáš Kočko & ORCHESTR - BUY TICKETS HERE
16.7. Dan Bárta & Illustratosphere / Barbora Mochowa - BUY TICKETS HERE
23.7. Slavonice Summer at Sonberk – screening, spoken word, concert Josefina Žampová - BUY TICKETS HERE
30.7. JuniorBand - BUY TICKETS HERE
6.8. Jazz reading: Arnošt Goldflam / Milan Kašuba a Petr Kořínek - BUY TICKETS HERE
13.8. Michal Pavlíček and trio - BUY TICKETS HERE
20.8. Spirituál kvintet - BUY TICKETS HERE
27.8. Zdenek Merta & Zora Jandová - BUY TICKETS HERE
15.9. Hradišťan - BUY TICKETS HERE
During the weekends and on Bank Holidays we prolonged the opening hours till 6 PM. Come to meet us, to enjoy a glass (or two :) ) of Sonberk wine, to feel the atmosphere, to see the wonderful view at Palava Hill, in the middle of vineyard, on the terasse of architectonically unique winery.
We are open every day - week days 10 AM to 5 PM.
Cheers and have nice spring days!
At Riesling du Monde - the biggest international competition for Rieslings we got two Gold Medals, we are truly excited that they are included among best rieslings worldwide.
Riesling 2014 - sweet - available on our eshop.
Riesling 2013 - noble rot, semidry, sold out
Complete results to be find here.
About the introduction of new Sonberk wines read Mikuláš Duda´s article (in CZ only):
For more informations please contact us on sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
An article about Sonberk winery is for reading here.
An article of American blogger Juliana Dever is for reading here.
Thank you Vlaďka very much and we all wish you all the best. On the position of Director Sales and Marketing we welcome Dagmar Fialová who you could meet in years 2014-2015 at Sonberk in a function a Project manager.
Looked the report from pairing of Sonberk´s wines with exotic food in Cyrus Todiwala´s restaurant Cafe Spice Namasté here.
Our winemaker was awarded for wine cuvée Chardonnay&Pinot Gris 2013, barrique.
We are happy to announce, that together with bloger (foodie and marketing research specialist) Eva Kneblová we are starting an exciting new blog project "A YEAR IN THE WINERY" as of January 2017.
Thanks to Eva´s enthusiasm and regular visits to Sonberk you will have access to the latest news from the grape´s "life behind the scenes". The blog is written in Czech and we advertise every new article on our social media networks. January blog:
The largest international wine competition Prague Wine Trophy knows all the winners and awards. Sonberk received 15 Gold medals and one Silver out of 16 entered wines. Galatasting of medal wines will be in Prague´s Jalta Boutique Hotel on 2nd February 2017.
Rulandské šedé 2007, VzC - Prague Regional Champion, 92 points
Riesling 2013 (botrytised) - Prague Premium Gold, 91 points
Tramín 2003, straw wine - Prague Premium Gold, 91 points
Pálava 2013, straw wine - Prague Premium Gold, 90 points
Ryzlink rýnský 2012 - Prague Gold, 89 points
Riesling 2014, Vzc - Prague Gold, 89 points
Pálava 2013 (botrytised) - Prague Gold, 89 points
Chardonnay & Rulandské šedé 2013 - Prague Gold, 89 points
Semillon 2013 (Stříbrný Sonberk) - Prague Gold, 88 points
Riesling 2014 VOC - Prague Gold, 88 points
Sauvignon 2012 - Prague Gold, 88 points
Merlot 2012 - Prague Regional Champion, 88 points
Pálava 2012 - Prague Gold, 87 points
Riesling 2013 VOC - Prague Gold, 87 points
Riesling 2015 VOC - Prague Gold, 86 points
Ryzlink rýnský 2013 (Stříbrný Sonberk) - Prague Silver, 85 points
Award Wine Saloon 2017 and gold medal won our cuvée Chardonnay&Pinot Gris 2013. Silver medal won Riesling 2015 VOC.
Thanks of Vlaďka Mrázová and Šimon Pánek from buying of Sonberk´s botrytic Riesling 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayws5Zb0AoM
Sonberk in a most famous winery magazine of South Korea - Wine Review.
The Wine Professional is wine fair organized for every year in Amsterdam, for professional public. The number of professional visitors from Benelux is around 15 000 for every year.
Sonberk´s wines you can find in two famous Netherland´s restaurants and in a guidebook „Trotter Tsjechiee“.
Dear lovers of Sonberk,
thank you very much for your favor in year 2016. We wish you merry Christmas and all the best in a new year 2017.
Last day of expedition is 21 December 2016.
Opening hours during Christmas:
27.- 30.12.2016: 10.00-15.00
2.1.2017: stock-taking, close
As promised - we bring you this exciting recipe for pairing of Indian cuisine and Sonberk white wines. Recipe by Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL DBA. More to be found in his book Mr. Todiwala´s Spice Box.
KABOOTAR LAAL MASALA & SONBERK RIESLING
Pigeon in Red masala
Often not regarded as, a good meat or a meat to cook, more because it might look complicated to cook or perhaps the fear of making a mess. But pigeon breast is a great meat and if well treated and handled it makes a great starter when served with a good salad to sometimes cut the gamey flavour.
We do pigeon breast very often on the menu and it has always been popular. So here’s a simple recipe for you to try and see how you get along.
INGREDIENTS FOR FOUR PORTIONS STARTER
WOOD PIGEON OR PIGEON BREAST 8 Breasts (clean them well)
SALT 1 level teaspoon
LIME JUICE ½ Lime
TURMERIC POWDER ½ Teaspoon
Mix the above into the pigeon breasts and keep in a cool place whilst you prepare the masala.
WHOLE DRY RED CHILLI 3-4 Large ones
GARLIC CLOVES 2
FRESH GINGER 3”Piece washed & cut into pieces
CUMIN SEEDS ½ Teaspoon
CORIANDER SEEDS 1 Teaspoon
SEEDLESS TAMARIND 1” ball (if you roll the sticky tamarind it will stick to form a ball, ideally a one inch ball, if not available add a couple of tablespoons of light tamarind pulp. You do get very dark pulp too if using that use a teaspoon and check as it is far too strong. If using whole seeded tamarind soak the ball in 100ml of boiling water and keep covered to soften)
BLACK PEPPER CORNS 6-8
OIL 2-3 Tablespoons
Cut the red chillies into small [pieces and discard the seeds or keep them to grow in the summer.
In a small frying pan toast the whole dry cumin, coriander, red chilli, cloves and pepper corns until aromatic and toasted. In a grinder or a mortar and pestle if you don't have one puree all the ingredients to a smooth paste. If using a mortar it best to first powder the toasted ingredients to get a better texture and then ass the wet ingredients. The paste has to be smooth and to do this you may need to pass through the strainer and then puree again until everything goes through except the tamarind fibres, which will not go through.
Rub the masala into the pigeon breasts and check the seasoning. You may or may not need more salt. Put in an airtight container, seal and refrigerate for at least eight hours though if you marinade the day before its even better.
When ready to serve barbecue or grill as you would any meat except that do remember that pigeon dries out too quickly and its best eaten medium rare, so check feel and cook.
Serve with good Oriental style Coleslaw or a Good Yogurt based salad.
Pairing Sonberk´s wine with delicate gastronomy of KOISHI on 2nd December from 6 pm.
Document about Sonberk´s architect Josef Pleskot on tv station ČT Art, on 30th Nov.
Thank you that you are buying our Muscat 2016 but we would like to know your feelings and reactions. Send us your photos where you are tasting our Muscat and you can be winner of two bottles of Sonberk´s wines.
First new wine from vintage 2016 is now for sale! You can buy through our eshop or you can contact us on sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
Tramín 2003, straw wine - Prague Premium Gold (91 points)
Pálava 2013, straw wine - Prague Premium Gold (90 points)
Riesling 2014, botrytic - Prague Gold (89 points)
Pálava 2013, botrytic - Prague Gold (89 points)
Merlot 2012 - Prague Regional Champion (88 points)
Pinot Gris 2007, naturally swee wine - Prague Regional Champion (92 points)
Sauvignon 2012 - Prague Gold (88 points)
With ending of October we change openin hours. From 1st November we can meet in our winery from Monday to Friday, from 10 am do 3 pm.
If you could visit our winery out of hours, please contact us on sonberk(a)sonberk.cz. Or you can buy our wines through our eshop.
For the eleventh time our friends and business partners arrived on Sonberk and we opened and tasting new young wines of year 2015. The wines 2015 of Grand Cru Sonberk will be for sale in March in a next year.
The program of "Sonberk¨s wine harvest" was traditional - guests went to vineyards for picking of grapes, next the grapes was pressing and the guests could taste fresh grapes must. Next program was tasting of new wines with coments of our sales director Vlaďka Mrázová and winemaker Oldřich Drápal. After tasting the guests gave a souvenirs - certificate and bottle of wine.
Since last week we dry the grapes of variety Pálava on the wooden mats. The grapes must be dried for three months and it causes the grapes will be smaller but the amount of sugar in the grapes will be bigger. After the demanding wine making process we will have aromatic dessert wine with amount of residual sugar about 180 g/l, and more.
Cyrus Todiwala, Great Britain´s renowned Chef, will pair his signature dishes with Sonberk Palava at his restaurant Café Spice Namasté on Thursday September 29th.
Which Palava from Sonberk will be the queen of the evening? The journalists from BBC, Decanter, Ellis vendors and their guests will decide. Cheers and wish us good luck!
For more informations about this event please contact us on sonberk(a)sonberk.cz.
For more information about this event in English please contact sonberk(a)sonberk.cz or call 777 630 434.
For more informations in English please contact us on sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
For more informations in English please contact us at sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
For more information in English please contact us at sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
We have prepared a series of music performances for this summer´s Friday and Saturday evenings, always from 18:30 hrs at the winery terace by sunset. More info and tickets: vladimira.mrazova(a)sonberk.cz
>>>NEW CONCERT DATE FOR DAVID KOLLER: SATURDAY 24.9.2016 <<<
2.7. Michal Prokop, Luboš Andršt, Jan Hrubý
9.7. Michal Viewegh reads his books and invites more guests and music
16.7. Yellow sisters & female element full of famous names
22.7. Neřež + guest
5.8. uBer!, Radim Fiala – theater performance with „Cyrano“ Petr Halberstatt, Petr Hloušek scenography
13.8. Peter Lipa Band and precious guests from Slovakia
19.8. Milan Kašuba & Denis Parker and something more
26.8. Zdenek Merta & Jaroslav Svěcený
16.9. 24.9. David Koller and guests
The programme is subject to change.
The concert starts at 19:00, reservation of tickets: vladimira.mrazova(a)sonberk.cz
More info on Facebook.
We are delighted to bring you this overview of medals our wines have won in the previous month:
The biggest success is 5 awarded wines at Decanter World Wine Awards in London. These Sonberk Grand Cru wines have been awarded:
Our dry, outstandigly aromatic Pálava 2012 did well also at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, where it got awarded a SILVER MEDAL.
Oenoforum 2016, the only OIV-certified wine competition in the Czech Republic awarded A GOLDEN MEDAL to three of our Rieslings:
Prague Wine Trophy, the biggest international wine competition in the Czech Republic awarded a GOLDEN MEDAL to these two wines:
The FESTWINE wine competition was successful for our Rieslings:
Thank you for supporting us with your votes in the Winery of the Year competition! Without your support the first place in the category Medium sized wineries would had stayed unreachable for us. Cheers!
More about the evening gala (2 June 2016) in Brno, Městské divadlo - on the FB page of the Winery of the Year competition.
Thanks for supporting us! The winner will be announced on June 2nd at the evening gala in Městské divadlo Brno. After that, 3.-5. June we cordially invite you to the wine festival Víno pod Petrovem in Brno, where you can sample the best wines from this year´s finalists and winners.
Thanks again for your support and here are the perks to choose from:
a) Reward yourself with good wine from our eshop, enter the code "VR2016" and we will ship it all the way to your doorstep within the Czech Republic free of charge! The minimum purchase is 500 CZK, the code is valid until 30 June 2016.
b) Reward yourself with a bigger amount of wine, i.e. when shopping directly at Sonberk and we will give you 8% discout.
c) Enjoy our almost sold-out MERLOT 2012, a sample tasting for 2 persons is waiting for you at Sonberk.
2x 5 votes = bottle of Sonberk Sauvignon Blanc
Send at least 5 votes until 27 May and enjoy a bottle of Sonberk Sauvignon Blanc with someone who also voted for Sonberk in the Winery of the Year finals, at least 5 times.
It is simple: email us your voting confirmation at sonberk(a)sonberk.cz (such as a screenshot, selfie or an official written statement, that you voted at least 5 times for Sonberk) and a shared bottle of Sauvignon Blanc is yours! Then we only agree upon the pick up of the bottle, the easiest way is to come and see us (and the other winning consumer) directly at the winery :-)
PRO HLASOVÁNÍ ONLINE navštivte prosíme stránku www.vindemiapublica.cz
anebo hlasujte zasláním SMS zprávy ve tvaru "VINARSTVI 4" na číslo 900 30 06. Cena SMS je 6 Kč.
Dear friends and fans, for the third year in a row we have been nominated for the finals of the national competition WINERY OF THE YEAR 2015, category Middle-sized wineries. Our aim is not only to win our category (as we did in 2014), but also to reach for the accolade of the absolute champion and get the title Winery of the year 2015. Please, help us on our way to the title!
YOU CAN VOTE FOR US:
2. Sending SMS "VINARSTVI 4" to 900 30 06 (Price of one text message is 6 Kč).
The voting proceeds until 27 May 2016 and every registrated user can hand in up to one vote in 24 hours.
The winner will be announced on 2 June 2016 in Brno during an evening gala. Thank you for voting for us and sharing this message with everybody who likes Sonberk as much as we do :-)
Among the World´s best 30 Rieslings - you can find our semi-dry Riesling 2013, noble berries selection; awarded the only golden medal for a Czech Riesling!
All wine can be ordered via our eshop or reserved under sonberk(a)sonberk.cz
we cordially invite you to the wine festival NeVinné Lány taking place in Lány by Prague on Saturday 23 April 2016 from 11:00 to 19:00. More information can be looked up under www.nevinnelany.cz.
We are delighted to inform you, that two of our Traminer straw wines have been awarded a golden medal at the international wine competition Gewurztraminer du Monde 2015. Both awarded Traminers are from the production of our winemaker, Mr. Oldřich Drápal Jr., the first producer of straw wine in the Czech Republic. Naturally sweet straw wines from Sonberk have a long award-history and regularly score top-accolades at international competitions such as Decanter World Wine Awards London,Vinalies Internationales Paris, International Wine Challenge San Francisco or Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Even though the awarded straw Traminer vintage 2008 is to be found in private archives by now, we still have the last bottles of the other awarded one - you can find the straw Traminer 2001 in our archive - here in our eshop.
We are very pleased to inform you, that Sonberk has a representative in this year´s National Wine Saloon collection.
Our naturally sweet Pálava 2013 STRAW WINE made it into the selection of one hundred best Czech wines for 2016, working its way up from the first round with 703 competing samples. On top of that, the STRAW Pálava was appointed the winner of category C - and is herewith the best naturally sweet wine in the entire selection.
It is the first straw wine produced from the local Czech grape variety Pálava, earlier all our straw wine was produced from Traminer. The grapes for this unique wine were manually collected on 28 October 2013, dried at Sonberk for four months and pressed on 28 February 2014. The residual sugar in this wine is 159,1 g/l, total acids 8,8 g/l.
The official start of sales will commence in 03/2016, until this point you can order Pálava 2%13 STRAW WINE via our email sonberk(a)sonberk.cz.
We look forward to medals! Come tasting (not only) our awarded wines on Friday 22 January 2016 to the 9th Gala tasting of Prague Wine Trophy, Czech Republic´s biggest international wine competition with over 1200 wines competing in 2015!
The tasting of the awarded wines will be supported by personal presence of winemakers and winery representatives from all around the world taking place in Prague´s Jalta Boutique Hotel on Václavské náměstí between 16:00 - 20:00.
More information and tickets HERE (info in CZ): http://www.pww.cz/Galadegustace
Only until Saturday 16. January runs the premiere exhibition Sonberk by all Senses in the newly opened premises of Lucerna Gallery in Prague. The exhibition includes photographs of the realized winery building designed by architect Josef Pleskot and presents as well other original competitive proposals from architects Miro Herman, Vlado Milunič and Svatopluk Sládeček.
Wednesday, 13 January at 18:00 Josef Pleskot will hold a lecture on the topic Introduction to the revitalization of the national cultural monument the Lower Vitkovice in Ostrava, during which he will talk mainly about the plans , implementation and development of the project .
Dear friends, Sonberk winery will be open 23., 28.-30.12. 10:00-15:00. Last eshop orders before Christmas: Sunday 20.12. - will be shipped on 21.12., delivered on 22.12. Phone on duty: 777 630 434
During the festival Víno z blízka you can come to taste Sonberk wines to La Bouchée restaurant at Údolní street on Saturday and to Atrium of FSS (Faculty of social studies) on Sunday.
We will present young Moravian Muscat, burgundy style cuvée Chardonnay & Pinot gris 2013 and of course our flagships - 3 styles of Riesling and 3 styles of Pálava!
More information and tickets find here!
Three years needed Mike Mazey, an Australian winemaker living in Brno, to prepare the book Winewords. On Monday November 2nd this interactive book with the subtitle English for Wine Professionals & Wine Lovers will be officialy released.
Mazey and his co-workers took extra care to present the creme-de-la-creme from today´s winemaking world shooting pictures and video interviews with people from Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau d´Yquem or Clos de Tart - and last, but not least: Sonberk. We congratulate to the authors and wish you a pleasant learning about (above?) good wine!
More information and book orders here: www.winewordsthebook.com
Sonberk team is truely looking forward to an interesting event in Brno, Savoy Restaurant. We will present 8 samples from our offer and these will be right beside 8 samples from Zámecké vinařství Žernoseky. There will be also fingerfood paired with some of the samples.
For more information and the tickets click here.
We cordially invite you to the exhibition "Sonberk by all senses - Wine, Architecture, Visual Arts", which you will find in the newly opened Lucerna Gallery in Prague until January 16th 2016. This exhibition not only presents the concept and photographs of the Sonberk winery, but also the originally sugested concepts by Josef Pleskot, Miro Herman, Vlado Milunič and Svatopluk Sládeček, along with contemporary Slovak visual artists and a neat glas of wine.
The premises of the gallery, which aims to present contemporary visual arts in all its forms, were designed by the Czech architect Marek Rainiš. The curators of the current exhibition are Fedor Malík (wine), Rostislav Švácha (architecture) and Zuzana Bartošová (visual arts). More information is to be found under www.lucernagallery.com and the picture galery from the opening ceremony you will find on our facebook.
Dear friends of the V8 Winemakers Alliance,
we are looking forward to meeting you at this year´s last wine tasting, which will take place in Brno on October 27th.
The venue for the tasting is hotel Barceló Brno Palace, tasting time from 16:00 to 20:00.
Again you will have the possibility to freely taste wine from all six Alliance members - Kolby, Krásná Hora, Nové Vinařství, Sonberk, Vinařství Volařík a Víno Marcinčák. There will be 60 wines presented directly by the respective winemakers, owners or sommeliérs.
You can prebook your tickets for a discounted price 290,- CZK at the email info(a)8v.cz. The price on spot is 350,- CZK. The tickets include a free wine tasting, small refreshment and a wine glass. On top of that every participant is entitled to a special discount on their wine order. You can also look forward to a poll with nice, drinkable prizes.
On the 17th Mundus Vini international wine competition held in Germany at the beginning of September two Sonberk 2013 Rieslings were awarded precious medals.
Both Dry Riesling 2013 VOC (VOC - abbrev. wine with certified origin) and semisweet Riesling 2013 from noble berries won a silver medal in the competition among 4300 wines from all around the world. Both wines are now available in our eshop. On top of that, when buying Riesling 2013 from noble berries , you are automatically helping and donating to "Člověk v tísni".
An overview of Sonberk´s medals from Mundus vini and a complete list of results you can view HERE.
Dear friends of the V8 Winemakers Alliance
we are looking forward to meeting you at this year´s last two tastings, which will be held in Ostrava and Brno in October.
In Ostrava we cordially invite you to the Clarion Congress Hotel on Thursday October 1st.
The tasting in Brno will be held in hotel Barceló Palace on Tuesday October 27th.
Again you will have the possibility to freely taste wine from all six Alliance members - Kolby, Krásná Hora, Nové Vinařství, Sonberk, Vinařství Volařík a Víno Marcinčák. There will be 60 wines presented directly by the respective winemakers, owners or sommeliérs.
Both tasting will be held from 16:00 to 20:00 o´clock.
You can prebook your tickets for a discounted price 290,- CZK at the email info(a)8v.cz. The price on spot is 350,- CZK. The tickets include a free wine tasting, refreshment and a wine glass. On top of that every participant is entitled to a special discount on their wine order. You can also look forward to a poll with nice, drinkable prizes.
After a very dry summer the situation improved and now a very nice harvest is starting.
At Sonberk we started the harvest with the variety Moravian Muscat on Monday September 7th, which we will introduce at the beginning of november as our traditional Young Muscat, the first wine of the respective vintage. In the same week we were picking grapes of the varieties Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Later on Sauvignon and Palava will follow. We will close the harvest in late October/early November with the late ripening varieties Riesling and Merlot.
We hope to see the nice indian summer continue and look forward to meeting you at the autumny Sonberk!
We are thrilled about the new medals for our wine! On Tuesday August 25th the results of the 41. Vino Slovenija were announced.
Both Riesling 2013 VOC and Palava 2012 scored over 85 points and were awarded a golden medal. These wines are part of our current offer and you can find them in our eshop in the section Grand Cru Sonberk.
Complete results of the wine competition can be seen HERE.
Even when we evaluate the vintage first when the wine is in the cellar (or some colleagues do so when the wine is out of the cellar), on Mikuláš Duda´s blog you can read the answers from our vine grower Roman Slouk, how the vintage 2015 looks like from the vine growing perspective:
"Sucho, vedro a špačkové." (Dry, hot and starlings; CZ only)
Given the fact, there was some rain since the article got published, here we have an exclusive update from Roman, including the pictures of his new weapon against the starlings.
"Since writing the comment, the situation in Moravian vineyards could be described as Wet, hot and starlings. The optimist has won, again, it rained beautifully around 100 mm water, yet, the optimist would had wished half. The vine got into optimum condition for its autumn development. Some grapes might not have born the big amounts of water and bursted, becoming a refuge for mould and a potencial source of infection of the entire grape. But this would happen by rainy weather, which being an optimist, I do not expect. Long live the indian summer! On the attached pictures you can see our new eagle, which will help us scaring off the starlings."
Dear friends of the V8 Winemakers Alliance, thank you for joining the recent tasting in the Open Garden in Brno! This tasting was held as part of the wine festival Víno z blízka and got visited by around 200 guests. The winemakers opened 171 bottles and the catering from the restaurant La Bouchée served over 200 portions of burgers, grilled sausages and vegetables.
The next V8 tasting will take place in Olomouc on September 10th and in Hradec Králové on September 17th. More information and tickets under www.8v.cz. We look forward to meeting you this autumn!
Within the festival Víno z blízka in the charming enviroment of Open Garden (Údolní 33, Brno) you can taste 8 samples from Sonberk and many others from our V8 colleagues. We are starting on 13th of August at 5.30 pm.
The catering will be prepared by La Bouchée restaurant and there will be also live music - B.O. S. band!
You can buy the tickets here.
We are looking forward to meet you there! :-)
On Thursday July 29th around 200 guests gathered in Prague´s Mandarin Oriental to enjoy the produce of the V8 winemakers.
Thank you for attending and the great atmosphere at the tasting and we look forward to meeting you over a glas of good wine very soon - on Thursday August 13th, in Brno. More info about the wine festival "Víno z blízka" here.
Dear friends, we cordially invite you to yet another V8 Alliance tasting - after a year we´re back in Prague again!
This year you can look forward to meeting us at the gorgeus Mandarin Oriental hotel in Malá Strana on Wednesday July 29th from 16:00 to 20:00. There will be 60 wines for the tasting, exclusively from the V8 Alliance members Kolby, Krásná Hora, Nové Vinařství, Sonberk, Vinařství Volařík a Víno Marcinčák.
Tickets are 390,- Kč / person when prebooked via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The price on spot is 450,- Kč. The fee includes free wine tasting, small refreshment, wine glass and gives you the opportunity to purchase the tasted wine for a discounted price. On top of that you can win some more wine, including the "The Best 8 from the V8 2015 Collection" wich features the best 8 wines as chosen by the V8 winemakers in a blind test.
We look forward to meeting you at Mandarin Oriental!
On July 22nd Sonberk is partnering with Chateau Zinkovy in order to present a concert of Jaroslav Sveceny (violin) and Lubomir Brabec (guitar) in the Chateau´s Chaple.
More info on the website of Chateau Zinkovy.
Herewith we cordially invite you to the tasting afternoon at winery Sonberk on Sunday July 5th. You can look forward to vineyard and cellar commented tours and a free tasting of wine from all V8 Alliance members - Sonberk, Kolby, Marcinčák, Nové Vinařství, Volařík and Krásná hora.
Beside of the tours and tastings you can look forward to a matching catering and even a program for children. As the amount of visitors is limited, the tickets should be booked ahead via the email email@example.com.
14:00 Start of the free wine tasting (continuously until 19:00)
15:00 and 17:00 Commented tour of Sonberk´s vineyard with Roman Slouk
16:00 and 18:00 Commented tour of Sonberk´s cellar
16:45 and 17:45 Raffle poll (tombola)
19:00 End of the tasting
Program for children:
How to become a real painter - panting for children supervised by the academic painter Sylva Chludilová
For your convenience we will organise a free shuttle from the train stops in Popice and Šakvice to Sonberk. Book your seat in the taxi HERE.
Catering will by served by Mr. Martin Máca from Mitrovski Catering and there will be also a wine-and-food pairing corner of the company Chuť Moravy (Taste of Moravia).
Pre-booked ticket costs 590,- Kč/person and includes: entrance fee and free tasting of 60 wines, original Luigi Bormioli glas, voucher 100 Kč for wine shopping, refreshment and a catalogue of wines. The price on spot is 700 Kč/person.
In mid-June Prague´s Velehrad hosted the 9th Oenoforum with almost 350 wines from 11 countries.
These Sonberk´s wines from the very well received vintage 2012 were awarded a Golden medal: Pálava 2012, which also won in its respective category (in our eshop to be found HERE), and Merlot 2012 (will commence official sales as of 03/2016).
A silver medal went to cuvée Chardonnay-Pinot Gris 2012, which also triumphed in its respective category (sold out).
More information about the wine competition, its fotogallery and the complete list of results you can find on the website of Oenoforum 2015.
Head sommelier of the Michelin starred restaurant La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise Roman Novotný introduces Sonberk Riesling 2013, one of the best Moravian wines chosen by him for the new wine set, which you can review and order here:
"Sonberk´s team has created yet another entirely phenomenal Riesling, which reminds me on the vintages 2010 and 2007, more over the 2007 for me personally, since this one was from noble berries and with a higher residual sugar, too. The respective vintage 2013 has a clear, rich golden-yellow colour with high viscosity.
The nose is clear, with intense tones of ripe citrus fruits and pickled kumquats. The taste is juicy, opulent with a pleasant sweetness of clear grape juice and linden flowers. The wine is very long in its aftertaste with gentle petroleum tones, that will get more intense in the future. A Grand Cru Riesling!"
By purchasing Rieslingu 2013 you contribute on the projects of the humanitarian organisation "Člověk v tísni", thank you! In our eshop you can find the Riesling 2013 HERE.
Dear friends of good wine,
herewith we would like to cordially invite you to meet us at the next stop of the V8 Alliance tasting tour, which will be held in hotel Angelo in Plzeň on Thursday June 18th from 16:00 to 20:00.
The V8 Alliance´s winemakers - Kolby, Krásná hora, Nové Vinařství, Sonberk, Vinařství Volařík and Víno Marcinčák - have chosen 60 wines to please your tastebuds.
The entry fee is 290,- CZK when pre-booked via firstname.lastname@example.org, or 350,- CZK on spot. The price of the ticket includes free wine tasting, small refreshment, an original Luigi Bormioli wine glas and a 10% discount on your order placed during the tasting.
We look forward to meeting you in Plzeň!
Sonberk reached top levels at this years, already 11-th annual Festwine wine fest and competition, held in Brno and organized by Vinná galerie, a wine bar loved by both leisure and pro winos.
The best rating received Sonberk´s Riesling 2013, noble berries selection, being rated fantastic 91 points and earning the Grand Gold Medal. You can order this Riesling in our eshop HERE.
A complete list of results you can look up here (Czech only) http://www.festwine.cz/vysledky2015.php
From Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th we look forward to seeing you at Brno´s largest food festival taking place at the Špilberk castle.
As in the last three years you will find Sonberk at the stand of the restaurant Koishi and their lovely wine bar Petit Cru.
Beside of the steady wine presence at Koishi´s oyster bar, you can try Sonberk on of the three commented tastings held in the Babinský bistro. On both Friday and Saturday from 16:00, and Sunday from 17:00, Vlaďka Mrázová will guide you trough the best of Sonberk´s Rieslings and Palavas, offering a very rare archive straw Traminer at the end.
This year´s novelty is a food and wine pairing by Koishi´s Chef Petr Fučík held directly in the castle´s King´s Chapel, where Sonberk contributed the very best of its vintage 2012. The entire menu including the matching wines can be found HERE (Czech).
More info under www.spilberkfoodfestival.cz.
On Wednesday our winemaker Olda Drápal will present not only our rieslings!
Find more information here.
Les Grands Concours du Monde is one of the most important competitions in the world. We are proud to announce 2 Gold medals for straw wine Tramin 2001 (still available) and Tramin 2008. Silver goes for a new wine on the market Riesling 2013, noble rot. We are truely excited about such results! :-)
It is an honour for us to announce that our Riesling 2011 is listed in specific survey called "Saloon 2015" - the best wines according to discerning fans of wine and readers of Pod korkem blog.
We are very pleased!
The whole list can be found on podkorkem.cz
Dear Sonberk fans!
We have prepared wine tasting in the nice wine shop called Moravská vinotéka, in Brno, Královo pole, Mojmírovo náměstí.
The first term on Wednesday is already sold out, but don´t worry, there is another one on Monday the 10th od November at 7 pm.
We are coming with the news of the year 2013, some of them are even not yet on the market!
For reservations contact email@example.com
We are looking forward to meet you there! Cheers :-)
Dear Sonberk fans!
This week you can meet us at many spots!
Thursday 14th of May we are going to Liberec, with the winemakers Alliance V8, we will present our wines in Porta Café, we are starting at 4 pm!
The same day, our winemaker Olda Drápal will manage wine tasting in Brno - Borgo shop, from 6 pm, come to listen to his speech about Sonberk :-)
Throughout this whole week runs not-managed vertical tasting of our Rieslings in Brno in the wine bar U Tří knížat - there is an unique possibility to taste not only the current range of the vinatges 2011-2013, but also private stocks of the vintages 2008 and 2010!
We are looking forward to meet you and Cheers!
These are our new pesronalité :-)
When the almond trees are in blossom it means the summer season is here!
Come to taste also the news from the year 2013! Every day 10 am to 5 pm.
Prowein - 5 000 exhibitors, 50 000 professional visitors...
Sonberk offered 2 wines - Riesling and dry Pálava
Vlaďka Mrázová and her colleagues from V8 Winemakers Alliance:-)
Winemaker Olda Drápal jr. and Dáša Fialová taking care of the stand :-)
Czech exposition - Wine of Czech Republic
All together - dining! :-)
Mediatel Vindemia Publica or the price the public is one of the categories in the prestigious wine competition Winery of the Year. The public can vote for one of nine finalists from 30 January until 20 March. The resulting number of votes for each winery has traditionally determines not only the title holder Price Mediatel public Vindemia Publica 2014, but it may become the decisive criterion for the selection of the absolute winner. Thus will be published one of three award-winning wineries in the category of small, medium or large winery at a gala evening on March 26 at the Trade Fair Palace in Prague.
You can vote herer: http://www.vindemiapublica.cz/
Dear Sonberk Fans!
Come to taste Sonberk and listen to Vladka Mrázova talking about our wines. On Thursday at 7 pm to Naturvini wine shop, Prague. For more information see their websites.
And on Monday in Vínograf Míšeňská, at 6 pm! In this nice wine bar you can order Sonberk wines by glass for the whole next week!
We are looking forward to meet you there! Cheers!
Prestigious guide of the best wines in the world 1000 vins du Monde 2015 is prepared by the Union od French oenologists.
We are truely excited to announce that Pálava 2011 Grand Sonberk is listed in this famous book, showing us again, how succesful in the worldwide competiton our wine can be.
Buy on our eshop!
Dear Sonberk fans,
We are truely gratefull for our view on Pálava hills, we believe that our view is inspiring for you too!
We call for submission of your pictures from Sonberk, with a bottle or glass of wine, we will publish them on our FB profile, the ones with most of likes are the winners and will be rewarded!
Please send the pictures to the chat box on our FB profile, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much, have a nice winter days and Cheers!
Dear Sonberk fans!
We are again successful on the biggest and the most quality wine competition of the Czech Republic – Prague Wine Trophy - with average rating of 89,19 points! Out of 16 medals there are 5x Regional Champion, 3x Prime Gold and 7x Gold! Check out our "working"chart! :-)
Most of these wine will be available for tasting on the event Gala Degustace, on Monday 26th of January, 3 - 8 pm, in Hotel Internacional, Praha 6, Koulova 15. We are looking forward to meet you there!
For your inspiration we prepared these gift packages from Sonberk, contact us, we will offer a gift tailored to you!
We start with bottle of wine in designed cardboard box for CZK 235 and end with luxury wooden casette for 6 bottles of top wine from our winery. To the gift boxes we can add also original Sonberk products like jam, honey, jelly, levander pocket, postacards or wine opener, everything according to your wish - just ask, we will make the offer tailored to you!
Dear Sonber fans!
We would like to invite you to Prague, come to taste us!
During the weekend we will be the guests in rastaurant La Bouchée Brno, come to taste the portfolio during the whole saturday, there is a festival Víno z blízka! To buy chosen bottles, come on Sunday to FSS on Komeského náměstí.
We prepared a chart of our medals and awards from world wide competitions, we will add the recent ones continuously :-)
|Pálava 2011, ps||Prague Wine Trophy||Prague Regional Champion 2014|
|Pálava 2011, ps||Vinandino Argentina||Gold|
|Pálava 2011, ps||Finger Lakes IWC Rochester||Gold|
|Pálava 2011, VzH||Prague Wine Trophy||Gold|
|Pálava 2011, ps||Terravino Israel IWSC||Silver|
|Pálava 2011, ps||San Francisco IWC||Silver|
|Pálava 2011, ps||1000 vins du Monde||Silver|
|Pálava 2011, ps||Decanter Wolrd Wine Awards||Bronze|
|Pálava 2012||Muvina Prešov||Gold|
|Pálava 2012||IWC Fingerlakes USA||Silver|
|Pálava 2012||IWC San Francisco||Bronze|
|Pálava 2013||IWSC Hong Kong 2014||Bronze|
|Ryzlink rýnský 2012||IWC San Francisco||GOLD|
|Ryzlink rýnský 2012||IWC Fingerlakes||Silver|
|Ryzlink rýnský 2011||Oenoforum 2013||Šampion kategorie|
|Ryzlink rýnský 2011||Selection mondilal Canada||GOLD
Dear Sonberk friends!
We have the honor to offer the first wine of the year 2014 - The only wine that we produce as young wine, since 2004.
Our Young Muscat is always dry, with apricot and citrus aromas and a subtle hint of herbs and wildflowers. The typical Muscat aromatics is only a light touch, and manifests itself equally in the aroma and the taste. The wine is fresh, delicate and fruity on the palate, but sufficiently full and spicy, thanks to the old plants and exceptional vineyard Sonberk. The vinatge determinates the fine harmony of aromas and flavors, resulting in a very well balanced wine, attractive and easily drinkable with a typical signature of its winemaker Oldřich Drápal jr.. Available from November 11th till December 31st.
Pumpkin risotto with ginger and Pecorino Romano
Heat olive oil and fry shallots and confited (or fresh) garlic, then add fresh ginger and diced pumpkin. Sauté well and then add pumpkin puree, which you can prepare from salted cooked pumpkin. Fry the rice for risotto (Arborio or Carnaroli) and add vegetable broth. Cook for approximately 15-17 min. until the rice is al dente. Add pecorino romano cheese and butter, season with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.
Michal Prachař, co-owner of the restaurant Borgo Agnese
Make a reservation on email@example.com
Buy on our eshop!
We would like to thank to everyone who came to visit us during the summer season, from now on we are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm!
Dear Sonberk lovers!
On Thursday 16th of October Vladka Mrazova (manager of marketing&trade) goes to Vinná Galerie, she is bringing not only traditional flagships, but also new wines which are not yet on the market!
Who cannot make it on Thursday can come on Tuesday 21st of October to hotel International in Brno. There is a last stop of a tour of Alliance V8. Make reservations on firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday 22nd of October we are having tasting in a small, nice wine bar U3deci. The winemaker himself will come and explain everything you need to know about our wines. Reservations to be done on email@example.com, or call 607 038 474.
We are looking forward to meet you!
Your Sonberk :-)
Tour V8 is coming to its end. Last stop is planned on the 21st of October, in Brno hotel Internationa§ at 4 pm. Come to taste not only 10 Sonberk wines, but also more than 40 others from our alliance friends.
Make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to meet you there!
The one before last stop of the Tour of Alliance V8 is in Olomouc.
We will present also our new comers from Silver Sonberk line - the year 2013!
For more information go to Decanté web - the main organizator of the event.
We are looking forward to meet you there!
The dinner is taking place in La Bouchée Brno, on 17th of September, at 6.30 pm.
Reservation are accepted on email@example.com, or 542 212 560.
We are looking forward to see you!
Tour of Alliance V8 is coming to Pardubice. On Thursday the 4th of September at 4 pm we can meet you in the hotel Zlatá Štika!
Unique opportunity to taste the wine of current winners of Winery of the year and Winemaker of the year! Sonberk, Volarik are coming together with other members Kolby, Vino Marcincak, Nove Vinarstvi an the new one Krasna hora.
The program remains unchanged - tasting of more than 50 wines, together with the selection of The Best 8 of the V8.
Reservations accepted on firstname.lastname@example.org, we are looking forward to see you!
You can vote for us through http://www.topvinarskycil.cz/.
Everybody is welcome in Sonberk. We hope you will enjoy the wines, the view, the building and many more, simply all together...
Michal Šetka was a supervisor for other 4 authors of this great project. The Guide recomends more than 800 wines and refers about almost 200 wineries. And what can you find there? "Readers can look forward to comprehensive and clearly elaborated publication about Czech and Moravian wine and wineries, this has been missing on the Czech market. Every year it will bring complete and well-arranged summary of general information from all particular regions and also the news and information about current activities in our home wine scene. And of course especially entirely independent evaluation and selection of the best and the most interesting things in the current portfolio of our winemakers."
Sonberk got 3 stars, what that means? "Well established winery producing outstanding or excellent wines in the longterm."
We thank very much to all authors and wish them and to the Guide a lot of success! :-)
New Sonberk wines, Pálava 2012 and Rosé Merlot 2013, succeeded in Bratislava in Trunkfest competition. Rosé Merlot 2013 even won its category of Rosé dry wines, both got Gold medal!!!
The Alliance V8 prepared a wine tasting in Prague too. We can meet in Alcron this Thursday at 4 pm, there will be a possibility to taste up to 60 samples of wine and meet the wine makers or other representatives from the wineries. We are looking forward to meet you there! For reservations send an email on email@example.com.
Graceful, dry Pálava from the sunny year 2011 won its category in the international competition Prague Wine Trophy. It recieved the prize of Prague Regional Champion!
Prague Wine Trophy in an international competition for wines from all over the world. Talking about the number of registred wines it is the biggest in The Czech Republic. The magazine Vino Revue is the organizer.
Oenoforum 2014 - Czech International Wine Competition with Special Sauvignon Award uder the patronage of OIV (The International Organisation of Vine and Wine in Paris), that is the official name of the competition organized by the Czech Wine association.
Our Ryzlink rýnský 2011 won in the category of white, dry, wines, older than 2012.
Full very mineral wine of golden-green color, aroma reminiscent of bee wax and petroleum with undertones of herbs – wild thyme. Yellow fruits on palate, apricot juice in taste, lime peel, touch of acacia honey. Expressive in aftertaste, structured and long. Good for archiving up to 10 years.
The whole report and other results can be found here.
Dear Sonberk Fans!
Last week we were on the road in the west part of our country. In the restaurant Divadelní klub in Plzen we performed the last wine tasting, for more than 80 guests! It was a very nice evening and we thank to VINOTHEUM for inviting us for this occasion.
On Thursday we joined our colleagues from Alliance V8 Krásná hora, Kolby, Víno Marcinčák, Nové vinařství a Vinařství Volařík in Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice. We were there for all lovers of Moravian wine with guaranteed origin and quality. We also introduced The Best 8 of V8, 8 wines chosen in blind wine tasting by the winemakers of V8 wineries. These can be ordered in eshop of every V8 winery, in our one too. And which wines you can find in the exclusive wooden box, which you get as a gift from us?
Ryzlink rýnský a Pálava 2012, Velký Sonberk
Muller Thurgau 2013, Vinařství Volařík
Sauvignon 2013, Víno Marcinčák
Ryzlink rýnský 2011, Nové vinařství
Sauvignon 2010, Kolby
Frankovka 2012, straw wine, Víno Marcinčák
Cuvée Bernety 2012, Krásná hora
Important note would be that the 3rd stop of V8 Tour accross CR is closer and closer! 19th of June we are looking forward to meet you in Plzen, Angelo Hotel, we are starting at 4 pm, resarvations on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sonberk´s friends! We would like to invite you to our wine tasting, this time to Plzeň to Divadelní Klub, we are begining at 7 pm on 28th of May. Reservations to be send on email@example.com. We are looking forward to meet you there!
Dear friends of good Moravian wine!
Alliance V8 prepared joint wine tasting of its members in selected cities in the Czech Republic for the year 2014. The event begins this time in Karlovy Vary - May 22nd at the Parkhotel Richmond - and ends in October in Brno.
There will be 8 samples from each winery available to taste plus, as a bonus, presentation of The best 8 of the V8. This will offer you the best wines from the alliance which were selected by winemakers of each winery in a blind tasting in April 2014.
Admission, which is 290 CZK when prereserved via email /350 CZK at place per person, includes a tasting of more than 50 samples of wine, small snacks and a fine complimentary wine glass with V8 logo, made by Luigi Bormioli Italy. The wines will be presented by owners, winemakers or sommeliers of the individual wineries, participants have a unique opportunity to talk about wine with the most qualified persons.
During the tasting the presented wines can be ordered under special conditions.
Ticket reservations for events in particular cities are accepted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on www.8v.cz
The Festival of open wineries took place in a few villages "Under the Pálava" 26th and 27th of April, we are glad to say that in Sonberk there were few hunreds of visitors, we estimate around 1500!
You can find some more photos on our Facebook.
Who would regret of not participating, we have a good news :-) Sonberk is open for you every day, all bank holidays included, from 10 am to 5 pm! We are looking forward to your visit any time during the week and on the 1st and 8th of May in particular!
Our extra dry cabinet Moravian Muscat 2013 Silver Sonberk won the Double Gold Medal in the competition Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2014 USA! Wine has a great richness on the palate, delicate flavor, with original Sonberk´s mandarin orange peel emerging in the aftertaste. However it is still fresh and pleasantly aromatic.
Also our Palava, Riesling and Chardonnay & Pinot Gris from the year 2012 gain precious medals. A complete list of results can be found on the competition website.
On Friday evening 28 March Sonberk terrace got filled with Rudy Linka´s jazz-blues guitar creations and Tina Prindle´s wonderful gospel voice. The weather was lovely that evening so 150 guests enjoyed the sunset celebrating Sonberk being awarded "Winery of the year 2013" and opening the summer season 2014.
Within the summer season 2014 Sonberk is open until the end of October every day, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays - always from 10.00 to 17.00.
Any restrictions on opening hours - especially during Saturdays because of the wedding ceremonies - we always advise in advance on our website and on Facebook. Further informations can be given on phone 777 630 434 or by email at sonberk (a) sonberk.cz - please contact us.
Dear friends, we cordially invite you to the tasting in Brno´s club Charlie´s on Kobližná street in Saturday 29 March from 19.00 hrs. Tickets are 150 CZK per person and you can book via Mr. Tomáš Šetnička at redaktorbastila(a)seznam.cz.
Within the Tábor wine festival in March we will be competing with our dry Pálava 2011. Come and join the "MY WINE" contest where you can taste and rate 20 wine samples as a professional sommeliér. The prep-rounds take place in Tábor, Brno and Prague, the final will be held in Tábor:
We cordially invite you to a very exceptional concert of the New York jazz guitarist of Czech origin Mr. Rudy Linka, which will be held at the winery Sonberk on Friday 28th March 2014 from 18.00, and which officially opens this summer's tourist season.
Rudy Linka´s last CD "Re: connect" was rated as "as one of the best for 2013" by the criticis of the magazine Downbeat. The spectacular guitar creations of Rudy Linka would not be complete without the captivating gospel vocals of the American singer Tina Prindle, who is one of America´s most valued young talents.
Please note, that due to the very limited capacity at Sonberk, all tickets must be booked and confirmed in advance. Reservations are accepted by phone (+420 777 630 434 ) or email (sonberk(a)sonberk.cz), the payment can be collected cash on the day of the concert:
Basic ticket: 320 CZK, includes two types of wine tasting before the show
Sonberk ticket: 620 CZK, with a bottle of wine from Sonberk
VIP ticket: 980 CZK, includes a buffet, meeting and autographs with Rudy Linka after the concert, afterparty until midnight.
Again this year we managed all the way to the finals of WINERY OF THE YEAR! On Monday 24 February, we have been rated by the professional jury at SONBERK and now we are waiting for YOUR VOTES. You can support us by voting on www.vindemiapublica.cz. We don´t mind if you do so every 24 hours until 24 March ;-)
Beside of supporting Sonberk as your favorite winery you can win some very decent prices: a trip, sommelier courses, tickets to the Wine Salon and lots of good wine. The winner will be announced 27.3. at a gala evening at the Trade Fair Palace in Prague NG.
Thanks for your support and cheers on good wine!
On Friday, the 7th March 2014 we cordialy invite you to the annual 10. competition in vine cutting, which will be held at Sonberk winery from 8 AM. Both professionals and leisure cutters and viewers are welcome.
More info for competitors: Mrs. Renata Hlavačková, tel. 774 576 923, email: marketing(a)vinarskepotreby.cz
This year, for the second time, you´ll find Sonberk alongside with Veuve Clicquot partnering the award gala event for the best Czech design works - Cech Grand Design. Sonberk is the only Czech winery ever chosen to partner this event.
The National Technical Museum now features an exhibition of the nominated designers and their work, from January 24. until the end of March.
Announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will be held on 9 March 2014 in the Stavovské divadlo in Prague.
For more information, please visit Czech Grand Design.
On Wednesday February 5th we cordially invite you to the reception of Zdenek Merta´s new short-stories book The Prague Wedding. More info on Neoluxor´s website.
The official topic of the tasting: The Wine From Traditional Wine-Growing Regions - as one of the 18 global sample wines Pálava 2011 from Sonberk was positively received: "Floral and fresh nose, has substance, can age, is stable. Very good, can represent," assessed Wilibald Balanjuk President Club der Weinakademiker a leading Masterclass.
In the 7. Prague Wine Trophy Sonberk was awarded 13 medals and the best rating for wine quality, rating 6 wines over 89 points. Most of the medals was for Sonberk´s Riesling, Merlot and naturally sweet wines.
On Monday 27. January 2014 the medals for Prague Wine Trophy 2013 were handed out to the winners at the Gala in Crowne Plaza in Prague. Prague Wine Trophy is rating both domestic and imported wine on the Czech market. Alltogether there were 1441 wines competing, one quarter more than in the previous year. Sonberk got awarded the following accolades, half of them for the Rieslings:
PRAGUE REGIONAL CHAMPION
Merlot 2011, VH, Velký Sonberk - v prodeji od 03/2014, možnost emailové rezervace
Pálava 2011, VH, Velký Sonberk R
yzlink rýnský 2009, PS, Velký Sonberk
PRAGUE PREMIUM GOLD
Ryzlink rýnský 2010, PS, Velký Sonberk
Ryzlink rýnský 2008, PS, Velký Sonberk
Rulandské šedé 2007, VzC, Velký Sonberk
Ryzlink rýnský 2011, PS, Velký Sonberk
Ryzlink rýnský 2007, VzC, Velký Sonberk
Tramín slámový 2008, slámové víno, Velký Sonberk
Tramín slámový 2006, slámové víno, Velký Sonberk
Tramín 2011, PS, Velký Sonberk
Sauvignon 2011, PS, Velký Sonberk
Sauvignon 2012, PS, Velký Sonberk
Complete results and more information you can find on the Vinorevue website.
Dear friends, during the Christmas time and the holiday season, we will be at Sonberk always from 9.00 to 15.00 hrs on the following days:
Monday 23.12., Friday 27.12, Monday, 30.12 and Tuesday, 31.12.
In parallel, you can use the option of ordering via our shop. The orders wil be dispatched as of 6. January 2014. Alternatively, you can submit your order through the eshop and pick up the wine in person at the winery during the above days - please indicate this in the order together with the selected date and estimated time of arrival.
On st. Nicolaus Eve we had a very nice visitor - World´s top 7 tennis player Tomáš Berdych. Thanks Tomáš and we wish you a lot of success!
The Moravian adventure of Tomáš Berdych is not over - as he writes on his Facebook: "Why this cover? Because I respect traditions. Same as fair hard work, bond with the country and people, pride and individuality. All of these are characteristics are something Moravian and Czech winemakers have in common. I respect the same principles both in my playing and life, too!!!"
Sonberk´s this year's premiere in Argentina´s international wine competition VINANDINO brought a gold medal for Palava 2011! It is historically the first and only gold for the Czech Republic at the biggest competition in South America, thank you!