The Znojmo wine sub-region introduced the first appellation system in the Czech Republic - VOC Znojmo, wines of original certification. The founders of WOC Znojmo were Ing. Jiří Hort and Jaroslav Chaloupecký.
The approval system for granting the VOC Znojmo label was successfully completed in 2009. With this step, the Czech Republic has become one of the successful market systems practising controlled origin marketing. Znojmo can now take advantage of its market opportunities as the first holder of the VOC Znojmo trademark
VOC Znojmo is the first in the Czech Republic to add a new Roman system of wine labelling to the existing Germanic system of wine labelling. The two methods now exist independently of each other, giving wine lovers more information when making wine buying decisions.
The Znojmo region boasts a rich wine-growing tradition; archaeological findings prove that the ancient Romans cultivated grapes in the valley of the river Dyje. For example, on the old trade route above the Šobes vineyard line you can still see the tracks of heavy Roman carriages carved into the rocky terrain.
One of the reasons why the Znojmo region produces wines with original taste and legendary diversity is the stylistically varied spectrum of quality white varieties, which ranks them among the world's best white wines.
By choosing the right grape variety, winemakers greatly influence the potential of the terroir; it really is like a diamond that one cuts to an unprecedented beauty.
One of the reasons why the Znojmo region produces wines with original taste and legendary diversity is the stylistically varied spectrum of quality white varieties.
However, Znojemsko owes its full-flavoured and fresh aromatic white wines not only to the large number of skilful winemakers, but also to the ideal natural and climatic conditions. Cold winds from the nearby Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, together with the thermoregulatory influence of the rivers Dyje, Jevišovka and Jihlava, give the local wines an unmistakable spicy taste and fullness. Thanks to the alternation of sunny days and cooler nights, the grapes ripen more slowly, but retain their aromas and achieve high quality.
The processing and production of quality wines is carried out using modern technology that preserves most of the varietal aromatics for the future wine, but with knowledge of the value and tradition of the local terroir.