Looking at the wine map of Poland, the Lower Silesia region presents itself extremely diverse and rich. We can find here vineyards located quite low above sea level, where the climate is relatively mild for our country, but there are also vineyards located in the picturesque foothills, such as the Agat Vineyard from Sokołowiec in the Kaczawskie Mountains.
The wealth is so great that it takes weeks to see them all... and even more time to enjoy their products. However, a place that in some way facilitates such trips is the Hotel Willa Odkrywców in Szklarska Poręba, which tries to unite and consolidate the whole wine world from Lower Silesia.
Hotel Willa Odkrywców is a perfect place to start your wine adventure,
as well as it can be a great culmination of it.
The name of the vineyards determines their location - they are
in the beautiful landscape range of the Trzebnickie Hills.
It is a wine project that combines two crops: the Jaksonowice Vineyard and the Węgrów Vineyard. Both vineyards are located on a southwestern slope and a loess substrate, which gives excellent growing conditions. The owners successfully grow vitis vinifera, varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. The current crops cover an area of 3.5 hectares. The nature and quality of wines is built consistently.
They are an excellent example of the fact that with a well-chosen location and a skilful approach, you can obtain satisfactory results from grapevine cultivation.
The vineyard founded in 2002 by Artur Pajdosz. Since 2013,
the vineyard has been run by his son - Michał Pajdosz.
The cultivation is located in the central part of the Dałkowskie Hills (approx. 200 m above sea level, south-west exposure), currently it covers approx. 5 ha. An expansion is planned over the next few years. It is grown: rondo, regent, dornfelder, traminer, sibera, hibernal, solaris and others in smaller numbers. Wines from the Jakubów Vineyard are of a good standard, they have managed to gain recognition in various competitions and official tastings. The wines are officially on sale since 2014.
Kindler Vineyard is a relatively young place on the wine map of Lower Silesia. The vineyard is small and the grapevine bushes cover the basalt soil in the vicinity of the medieval fortress (Grodziec Castle) and the extinct volcanoes of the Kaczawskie Foothills. The wines obtained from it provide joy, harmony, beauty and sensuality, and at the same time heat, passion
and effort in striving for perfection.
Currently, the following grapevines are grown in the Kinlder Vineyard: solaris, pinot noir and riesling.
The wine adventure began in 2014. The first vines were planted on the hill called "Fifteenth" in Krośnice. The vineyard was named "Anna" - in honor of her daughter, the youngest in the family.
It is a small family enterprise - therefore the hosts can cultivate any plant, control the quality of the fruit growing on it, and put their heart into production. The carefully selected grapes are picked by hand, carefully placed in boxes, all in order to deliver undamaged fruit to the winery, which significantly affects the taste and quality of the wine.
The Anna vineyard produces wines from five grape varieties: Cabernet Cortis, Rondo, Regent, Solaris and Johanniter.
Moderna Vineyard was established in 2015 in the Trzebnickie Hills, in Krakowiany (20 km north of Wrocław), in a region with
a centuries-old tradition of viticulture, characterized by the longest growing season in Poland. The vineyard is situated at
an altitude of 183 to 200 m above sea level, south and south-west exposure. The substrate is loess soil. The following varieties
of white grapes are cultivated: johanniter, riesling, chardonnay, muscaris and red ones: rondo and cabernet cortis. The total planted acreage is 10,258 plants, on an area of 2.4 ha.
As emphad by the owner of the vineyard, Nestor Kościański: "modern construction and minimalism are the features that combine the modernism of Wrocław that inspires us with the architecture of our wine".
The vineyard was established in 2004 on an area of 40 ares in the town of Makowice (Świdnica commune). In the first years of operation, the area was planted with various varieties.
However, as experience gained, new grape varieties, imported especially for this habitat, appeared on subsequent plots. Today the vineyard covers an area of 3.65 ha, on four plots of land with completely different soil properties.
The name of the vineyard refers to the close vicinity of the city
of Świdnica. On the eastern side, the Ślęża Massif towers over the plain, on the southern side Góra Sowie with Wielka Sowa in the foreground, and on the west Góra Wałbrzyskie. The vineyard located at an altitude of 255 m above sea level gives the impression that it towered over the entire area.
It is located in the small town of Miękinia (about 26 km from Wrocław). Established in 2001 by Ewa and Lech Jaworek, it is one of the first and largest vineyards in Poland that cultivate noble grapevine vitis vinifera. The first grapes were harvested in 2003, thus creating a debut vintage consisting of such wines as: riesling, pinot noir, pinot gris, elbling. In 2006, Jaworek wines were included by the Ministry of Agriculture on the list of Traditional Products. Since 2015, the Gault & Millau Polska Yellow Guide has recommended Jaworek's products on the list of 160 creators of the best regional products in Poland. The vineyard also belongs to the Lower Silesian Culinary Trail - Tastes of Lower Silesia, promoting traditional products and cuisine
of our region.
The Agat vineyard owes its name to the numerous agatics found in the area. The first plantings began in 2007, gradually enlarging the vineyard to 1.5 ha. As in many other vineyards in Poland, many different grape varieties were planted for trial, assessing their suitability in our area.
The best ones were: the white ones - riesling, johanniter, solaris and pinot gris, and the red ones - rondo, regent, cabernet cortis. The vineyard is situated at an altitude of 320-330 m above sea level, on the slope of a volcano that has died out about 300 million years ago. Additionally, the south-west exhibition provides excellent exposure. The oldest bushes are the roundabout and the regent. The first wines appreciated by our guests during the tasting were obtained from these grapes.
Jaspis Vineyard is located in the village of Dłużec, in the Lwówek Śląski district. It was founded in 2003, the owner of the vineyard is Bogusława Wolniewicz, but the main burden of running it falls on my father - Roman Wolniewicz. The vineyard was founded
in 2003. The plantings spread over time allowed for the gradual development of the entire cultivated area - the vineyard area
is 1.16 ha.
A very good location and equally good soil and climatic conditions allow the cultivation of vitis vinifera varieties
and organically complex hybrids. In the near future,
it is planned to improve the living and recreational conditions and build a winery.
Alvarium Vineyard is a family farm, located in the village
of Ostaszów in the Przemków commune - in the heart of the Przemkowski Landscape Park. The quietness of the place, good soil conditions and sunlight, and above all the mild climate
of the region, made it a good place to grow vines. Currently, the vineyard covers an area of 0.35 ha, but its further development
is planned in the nearby Dalkowskie Hills.
The name of the Alvarium Vineyard (Latin: “apiary”, “ul”) refers
to the multi-generational tradition of producing natural bee honey. Importantly, both in the production of honey and wine, they rely on these traditional methods and do not use artificial additives. They follow the principle that they also create for themselves, and they want to eat and drink only the best.
OTOK vineyard located in the picturesque village of Pogorzała, borders with the Ksiaz Landscape Park. Its name comes from the mountain on which it is situated. In 2011, two colleagues, wine enthusiasts, planted two thousand plants at the southern exhibition. Five hundred of the four selected varieties.
The Auxerrois, Fruhburgunder, Solaris and Ehrenfelser strains initiated a new wine-flowing adventure. It was the first plot. Currently, the vineyard has gained another two and still has potential. Ultimately, approximately six hectares will be planted. Certainly, the quality of wines is greatly influenced
by performing all the work by hand, as well as many years of experience and the constant improvement of knowledge
by the owners.
The vineyard was established in 2015 on the southern hill of Pawłowicka Góra (249.5 m above sea level), near the Pawłowice Palace. On an area of 1.2 ha, 4,500 vines of the Solaris, Johanniter, Siegerrebe, Cabernet Cortis, Rondo and Regent varieties are grown. Due to the good acclimatization of plants on heavy clay soil, further plantings are planned. The vineyards are run by Szymon Godyla, a graduate of Food Technology and Human Nutrition at the University of Life Sciences in Wrocław, during
his studies he studied one semester at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He gained practical knowledge and skills during internships at the German winery Vier Jahreszeiten under the Erasmus + program and the partnership of Kluczbork - Bad Dürkheim.
The idea of establishing a vineyard appeared in the head of Jarosław Mazurek, in 2016 the first works started, and the plantings immediately covered 11 hectares of vines. A total of 11 grape varieties were planted in this large, for the average of the Polish vineyard, area - the most riesling, johanniter and solaris, but there are also souvignier gris, roter riesling, seyval blanc, rondo, regent and cabernet cortis.
Nature, curiosity, adventure, passion and the desire to create
a new and unique wine brought five friends who on 5 hectares they planted 9 varieties of vines. Each of them was carefully selected to create a taste and atmosphere of wine unique for
the local town.
Jadwiga Vineyard was founded in 2015 on the plot 1 ha.
Varieties of the so-called hybrids: Rondo, Regent, Cabernet Cortis, Johanniter, Muscaris and Solaris. The name of the vineyard itself refers to the patron saint of this land, St. Jadwiga Śląska, and the vineyard logo is based on the shape of a princely miter. The first harvest took place in 2016 and the wine
is fermented in steel tanks. The immediate plans focus
on producing good quality wine and creating a brand and on the development of cooperation with local producers. One ideas include building a technical base for enotourism activities and joint promotion of local products.
In 2015, they planted their first grapevines, Riesling, and a year later, Solaris. In 2018, three more: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The vineyard is situated in a picturesque corner at the foot of the Owl Mountains. They create wine with passion and commitment from hand-picked and selected fruits.
The climate and location create ideal conditions for the development of vines. They focus on the noble varieties of 'vitis vinifera', characterized by the highest quality of wines and recognition among connoisseurs. They began selling in 2018. Currently available: semi-dry Riesling and semi-sweet coupage Solaris / Riesling. In the future, they plan to expand the range with new strains. Who knows, maybe they will make the Bielawska Vineyard become the second Tuscany in the future.
Vineyard 55-100 is a young vineyard located in the Trzebnickie Hills, an area with a centuries-old viticulture tradition.
This area has the longest growing season in Poland.
The vineyard is located 20 km north of Wrocław, in the town
of Rzepotowice. It combines modernity with tradition.
It is the only vineyard in Poland that produces wines in Kvevri.
It is a Georgian way of producing wine in ceramic amphoras.
The wines are unique, unique and very aromatic. It is the only Polish vineyard that was awarded during the Mundus Vini Biofach - the largest and the most prestigious competition of natural wines in the world. The wines are completely natural, produced on their own yeast (found on the fruit of the vineyard), they are unfiltered, without the addition of any clarifying agents.
The first grapevines were planted in 2003.
Currently, the vineyard in the area of 0.5 ha has new plantings
of processing grapevines, imported from Germany from professional nurseries. Varieties such as Regent, Rondo, Cabernet Cortis, Monarch, Solaris or Hibernal are perfect
for our climatic conditions. In the Katarzyna Vineyard, dessert grapevines are also grown, characterized by fruits with a unique taste and aroma. Currently wines from Katarzyna vineyard and mead (called Miodogroniec) has a regional wine certificate issued by the Lider A4 association, which proves the high quality of the drinks.
Julia and Cuba grow vines on an area of one hectare. They started in 2018 by planting five grape varieties: chardonnay, johanniter, muscaris, solaris and regent. The location of the vineyard in the Ślęża massif and within the Ślężański Landscape Park undoubtedly adds to its charm and, according to the hosts, also has a positive effect on the growth of the vines due to the relatively small number of rainy days and strong, gusty storms with hail (so far).
Five labels were created and named after animals or places close to the Black Barn's heart :)