The Čapka family cultivates vineyards with an area of about 12 ha, in the villages Josefov, Prušánky and Hrušky. In addition to the traditional white varieties, blue varieties also do well here, which enables the production of high-quality red wines.
Modern agrotechnical methods (Rhein-Hessen line, short cut, defoliation, grape reduction) are used for the cultivation of vineyards, thanks to which it is possible to produce quality predicate wines even in less favorable years. All the vineyards are also part of the integrated wine production in the Czech Republic, which in practice means a reduced applications of chemicals.
Currently the winery makes wine from grapes of four vineyard tracks that all have their own qualities.
This unique vineyard track in the village Josefov on a south and south-east facing slope is named after the village Kukvice which used to lay in this area however it was destroyed during Turkish invasion in the 16th century. The soil in this track consists of very deep loamy-sandy loess with a high content of silicon and calcium. In addition, some parts of the track are intersected with a vein of soil with magmatic origin which enriches the taste of wine with a strong mineral trace. The high warmth maintenance of the soil helps to keep relatively high temperature of the vineyard even during night hours which is important for the time of grape ripening.
This vineyard track is located near the village of wine-cellars called Nechory. The terrain is flat to slightly sloping and is facing east. The soil consists of very fertile loamy loess with a higher content of clay particles. It retains water very well and therefore is suitable for fresh aromatic wine varieties like Sauvignon Blanc.
The Podkovné track belongs to the village Nový Poddvorov and with its altitude of about 260 m a.s.l. it is the highest vineyard track in the vicinity. The flat terrain gradually goes into a south-west facing slope. The fertile black soil on the surface deeper turns into loess which adds a mineral trace to the wine taste. The terrain´s openness causes a rapid drop in temperature at night which helps the formation of aromatic substances and retention of acids in berries.
This vineyard track lays in the village Hrušky where also our winery resides. Its terroir is completely different from the other tracks mentioned. The terrain is slightly sloping and faces south-west. The surface of the soil consists of black soil with an admixture of siliceous sand, in the subsoil there are deep gravelly sands. This terroir gives an unmistakeable mineral character to Rieslings in particular, but thanks to the high warmth maintenance of the soil blue varieties also do well in this track – especially Blaufränkisch which we grow here.