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403, 2024

Tajna Rizling Vlašský Zobor 2022

By |March 4, 2024|Categories: Marketing and Sales, Origin Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2008, husband and wife Rastislav Demeš and Anetta Demešová purchased and began replanting one of Slovakia’s historic vineyards in the Nitra region and Vrábel district – whose winegrowing tradition dates back to the 12th century – naming the winery Tajna (secret in Slovak), after the nearby village of Tajná. […]

2901, 2024

U.S. wine journalist Dr. Elizabeth Smith remembers Slovakia

By |January 29, 2024|Categories: Digest, Featured, Industry, Marketing and Sales, News, Origin Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In July 2023, wine journalist Dr. Elizabeth Smith visited Slovakia as a guest of Rastislav Demeš, owner of Tajna Winery. Across two and a half days, she visited three producers, the country’s famed grape breeder, and participated in a Riesling Vlašský and Dunaj masterclass. The editor of the Slovak wine magazine časopis Vinotéka, Ing. Juraj Mikula, interviewed Elizabeth about her visit, and published the Slovak-language article in the December 2023/January 2024 issue. With the magazine’s permission to republish, below is the English version.

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