Amazing views, great wines, beautiful plants & trees from Tuscany – from my Pistoia, called city of green , beacause of its greenhouses – provided by Moreno Menci who exports his plants since more than twenty years in Czech Republic www.vivaimenci.com , a traditional Tuscan architecture for the farmhouse that is a 4 star hotel where to spend relaxing days , spacious welcoming cellars with tasting room , private barrels with the owners faces & zodicac sign impressed on them – never seen before ! – a garden that is a paradise on earth : with more than 600 roses , a small pond too & a cosy villa just few steps outside the farmhouse-hotel that can host a big family or a group of friends…& the food , simply delicious!
In the nearby there are also wonderful places to discover & visit such as historical castles & nice cities with traditional typical architecture perfect for day tours .
A top quality restaurant by the Penzion André serving traditional cusine with local products with great class.
All this I saw & enjoyed last month – June 3rd – in this region named : Velké Pavlovice, the so called “small Tuscany” in Czech Republic.
I have been so honoured to be invited to the celebration of 115th anniversary of the wineyard & had the pleasure to meet again the Poliak family , the very passionate owners of this stunning estate !
Winegrower Penzion André (Vinařský penzion Andre) www.slechtitelka.cz it is a very new building dated 2013 , in this historical area of wine selection in fact the grapevine started here in 1901 April 12th , first for production of grapevine, later for the selection of grapevine. A famous person from thes research station was Christian Carl André, who moved from France to here . http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Christian_Carl_Andr%C3%A9
The Czech selection of sorts Pálava, André, Aurelius a Agni started here in 1953
In this area there is even a collection of apricot trees of a famous Czech sort Velkopavlovicka , there are the mother plants for selection and with their sweet fruits a tasty jam is producted & sold by the estate , so yummy!😋😋😋
Now the total area is 50 ha , assortiment 19 grapevine sorts and 76 historical clons.
New production hall is from 2011, production capacity is 500.000 liters.
The wines’ archive is dated back 1951 .
Starting from 2009 this area became very famous for TOP Czech wine production and I have been so happy to enjoyed every single drop of this enchanting nectar!
Even a new rose has been created by www.kordes-rosen.com from Germany just to celebrate this anniversary with the same colour of the apricot fruit that grows so flourishing in this region with the name of Pálava. Even a very good honey production is available by the estate.
A new tree too has been planted during the event to celebrate the special date & live music , Tuscan food from Pistoia served by Moreno Menci – the greenhouse owner of Menci Vivai – who added more Tuscan taste to this fantastic day.
It has been my very first time , as I told you at the beginning but I am sure it will not be the last one, as I loved the small Tuscany who made me feel so proud ,one more time, to be Tuscan !