Picturesque, Sustainable, Gala.
The wines had come to us with high recommendation. Our first visit, they were on holiday. The wines again came with high recommendation. Wines untasted, we ordered samples (and had them shipped across the pond). High recommendations don’t come without merit.
The sample wines were not only well received by us, but by all who tasted them.
On our next trip, we we were hosted by Alžběta and Jaromír Gala. We stayed in their winery building (they offer a couple of beautifully renovated rooms above the winery) and spent time touring both their vineyards and their (at the time) under construction, new winery building.
Their land is deliberate. The way they make their wines is deliberate. And it all comes together in a beautiful way. In passing, while walking up the long hill in Bavory to their vineyards nestled beneath the Pavlov hill, Alžběta motioned to an area off to the side and casually mentioned that they would be buying another sheep later in the week, as they needed more manure. They are fully focused on following the traditions of Moravian viticulture. The way they grow their grapes and work their land is to be respectful to the landscape and farm with an ecologically sound approach.
We call it sustainable, they see it as they way it’s been and should be done. Being in harmony with the land, they will have the foundation to produce the best wine possible. And their wines are quietly brilliant. They don’t seek certification or high recognition and believe strongly that their wines speak for themselves. They do.
View their current wines available in the US here.