In just one month, the first bottles of the popular St. Martin's Day wines will start to open across the country. This year, e-shop customers will be able to order them from Thursday 9 November, but with delivery on Friday 10 November at the earliest and a reminder that St Martin's wine is not available for consumption until Saturday 11 November.
Sale of Moravian and Czech wines, popular fresh and aromatic St. Martin's Day winesthrough e-shops, experienced great development during the pandemic and since then customers have become accustomed to it. However, St. Martin's Day, 11/11, falls on a Saturday this year, when it is impossible for most e-shops to deliver the wines customers have ordered.
"To ensure that everyone, including e-shop customers, can enjoy St. Martin's Day wines from day one, we willus to allow customers to stock up for the St. Martin's Day weekend," explained the director of the Wine Fund, Mgr. Zbyněk Vičar and added: "However, sales through retail and catering businesses are allowed without change only from the 11th. Traditionally, on 11 November at 11 a.m., we will also hold the St. Martin's Day Basket in Brno on Svobody Square."
Only wines that succeed in the evaluation due to their quality will be able to wear the St. Martin's Day 2023 label. This year's edition will be judged by expert committees on 23 October and 1 November in cooperation with the National Wine Centre in Valtice.
St Martin's wines can be exclusively dry, both white, rosé and red, from specified varieties that ripen earlier, so winemakers can produce quality wines from them in time. White wines can be made from Müller Thurgau, Veltliner Red Early, Muscat of Moravia and their cuvées, while rosé from the varieties Modrý Portugal, Svatovavřinecké, Zweigeltrebe and their cuvées, and red from the varieties Modrý Portugal, Svatovavřinecké and their cuvées.
St Martin's brand
The 'Svatomartinské' brand was registered in 1995 and since 2005 has been owned by the Wine Fund, which in cooperation with the National Wine Centre, has been promoting these wines under a single logo for the nineteenth time.