Founding members of the Union of Oenologists
Doc. Ing. Mojmír Baroň, Ph.D.
Doc. Ing. Miloš Michlovský, DrSc.
Ing. František Mádl
Ing. Petr Ptáček
Members of the Union of Oenologists
Baroň Mojmír, Prof., Ing., Ph.D.
„Making wine is like raising children, both require sensitivity, care and patience.
He graduated from the University of Chemical Technology in Prague. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, where he later successfully habilitated and received the title of associate professor. In the past, he worked as a wine producer and sommelier. He currently works at the Faculty of Horticulture at MENDELU as the head of the Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking.
His research interests include wine technology and biochemistry, sulphur dioxide minimisation and assimilable nitrogen. Professionally, he cooperates with a number of wine producing entities and is active in lecturing and publishing.
Ing. Petr Bíza
„Life is too short to drink bad wine.“
Winemaker from Čejkovice, graduate of the secondary wine school in Valtice and the University of Agriculture in Brno, Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice with a focus on processing of horticultural products. From 1999 to the present day, a family-run wine business, 7 ha of vineyards with a focus on Sauvignon, Traminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ing. Dominika Černohorská
She graduated in viticulture and winemaking at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, where she continues her postgraduate studies. For several years she cooperated with Volařík Winery as a sales representative. As a taster she evaluates wines at national and international competitions. Currently, she is fully engaged in the Plenér Winery, of which she is a co-owner.
Čevela Jakub, Ing., Mgr.
„Overly talented worker“
I grew up with wine from a young age, my first intense experience with semi-fermented wine was at the age of eight.
I created my first Cuvée from the 1992 vintage by blending the musts of two virgin harvests of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc. I wasn’t understood and praised then… The first straw wine in 1994, I was praised several times for that.
After studying at the Wine Vocational School in Bzenec and graduating from SViŠ in Valtice, I started working as a cellar master. First in the Kolby winery and since 2003 I have been making wines at SONBEK in Popice.
Dvořáček Lubomír, Ing., Ph.D.
„Trying to create distinctive and great wines while learning daily with humility from the great masters of winemaking and from other colleagues is a lifelong challenge for me.“
Winemaker from Mikulčice, long-time member of the Collegium Vinitorum wine association, founder and chairman of the association Great Wines of Great Vineyards. He founded the family winery in 1995, today the small family winery Dvořáček LTM, s.r.o. produces wines from 2 hectares of its own vineyards. As a long-time wine taster, he judges wines in the committees of major national and international wine competitions.
„GOOD wine, and the one who made it, deserve respect and recognition“
Winemaker from Vrbice, graduated from the secondary agricultural school, worked for 17 years in the Baloun winery as a technologist.
Since 2007, he has been working full time with his son in his boutique winery.
Chrást Pavel, Ing.
„To have the opportunity to be present at the miracle of the creation of wine and to become part of it, and then to watch its development with humility is both a journey and a goal.”
Taster, winemaker, wine lover and promoter of discovering the beauty of the world of wine
Independent taster and sommelier, oenologist, independent wine presenter and publicist. He is a regular member in expert wine evaluation committees at national and international competitions and wine shows and participates in wine salons in France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, etc., and evaluates wines for WINE&Degustation magazine.
Tasting licence according to DIN, ÖNORM and ISO standards, proud successor of the Chrást family of winemakers who have been farming vineyards in the region of Dolní Kounice for at least 12 generations.
„Even in a small cellar you can make great wines.“
He graduated from a secondary wine school. He started his journey in the wine industry as a cellar handler. Through his diligence and feeling for wine, he gradually worked his way up to leading and managerial positions. He has always been able to produce award-winning wines at leading wineries, both domestic and international. At home, he manages a small family winery of just 1 hectare, which has made it to the Salon of Wines several times.
He is currently the manager of the VINNÉ SKLEPY SKALÁK winery.
Kacetl Michal, Ing.
Graduate of the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, Mendel University in Brno.
In 2018, he founded his own boutique winery Kacetl and joined Kolby winery as a technologist.
Koudela František, Mgr.
„Good wine cheers the heart of man.“
He graduated from the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University with a specialization in commerce and services. He is engaged in teaching, sommeliering, tourism and cultural activities. In 2009 he was elected chairman of the VOC Znojmo association.
As the chairman of the association, he is responsible for the organization of the VOC Znojmo Wine Festival, which belongs to a unique concept of combining wine and gastronomy. Since 2013, he has been the director of the Sommelier of Moravia competition, which aims to develop sommelierism and support the promotion of domestic wines among young sommeliers. For almost ten years he has also been the director of Znojmo Beseda, the contributory organization of the town of Znojmo for tourism culture. His main task is to promote and develop the tourism environment and produce multi-genre events. By virtue of his position, he is fully responsible for organisation of the Znojmo Historical Vintage Festival, which is one of the largest events in the Czech Republic. He himself is a professional sommelier. In 2013, he won the title of Vice Master of Sommeliers of the Czech Republic, and in the same year he won 2nd place in the competition of sommeliers of the Pardubice Wine Festival. In the Association of Sommeliers of the Czech Republic he is the Director of Education.
Since 2017 he has been a member of the Council of the Wine Fund of the Czech Republic.
Králík Ctirad, Ing.
Graduate of the wine school in Valtice. Since 1980, he has been working as cellar master in ZD Sedlec u Mikulova, in the last twenty years also as vice-president of ZD and head of the wine section. In that period, the company has won many awards at wine exhibitions, both domestic and international, including several champions from the most prestigious domestic ones.
In addition, in 2014 ZD Sedlec won the public award at the Winery of the Year competition.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Union of Winegrowers of the Czech Republic, member of the Board of Directors of the Wine Centre of the Salon of Wines of the Czech Republic, member of the European Order of Knights of Wine, member of the Classification Committee of the SZPI, wine poet and promoter of wine folklore.
Kumšta Michal, Ing., Ph.D.
„The better the winemaker understands the chemistry of wine, the fewer preparations he needs to create it. Because everything necessary is contained in the grapes or on their surface.“
He graduated from the Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology of the University of Chemical Technology in Prague. For over ten years he has been working at the Institute of Viticulture and Oenology of the Faculty of Horticulture of MENDELU as an assistant.
He is interested in chemistry and biochemistry of wine, especially in the use of chromatographic methods. His work focuses mainly on phenolic substances, antioxidants and components of wine bouquet.
Kutlík Karol, Ing.
„The art of a technologist is to preserve and highlight everything good and valuable that nature has given him in the process of vinification of grapes.“
He graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology STU in the field of fermentation chemistry and bioengineering under Prof. Malík. He worked in the Bratislava – Rača Winery as a technologist, in the project organization Potravinoprojekt as a food technology designer, 2 years as the head of the Institute of Wine and Viticulture at the Faculty of Horticulture at MENDELU. He is the owner of PRONECO s.r.o. and UNIMPEX-Bratislava s.r.o. He has been involved in wine technology for over 30 years.
Licek Josef, Ing.
„To be able to produce technologically mastered wine is a necessity for every winemaker. However, the real art is the preparation of wine that can tell the story of its origin, vintage and the winemaker himself…“
He graduated in viticulture and winemaking from the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, where he is currently a postgraduate student. At the Institute of Viticulture and Oenology he is also involved in research projects in the field of wine technology.
In addition to his academic activities, he is also involved in wine in his professional life. Since 2020, he has also been preparing wines in his small boutique winery, specialising in red wines from the Bořetice area.
Mádl František, Ing.
„A winemaker is like wine and wine is like a winemaker, sometimes you don’t like it even though it is delicious.“
Winemaker from Velke Bílovice, graduate of the University of Agriculture in Brno, Faculty of Horticulture Lednice under Professor Vilém Kraus with a focus on viticulture 1980- 1984, 1985-1992 vine breeding for resistance, from 1992 until now family wine company, 14 hectares of vineyards of which 2.3 in organic regime, annual production of 200 000 l, mainly sale to gastronomy, specialization in varieties of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon, Blue Franc. Winner of the Winery of the Year 2011 Czech Republic competition.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Union of Winemakers of the Czech Republic, Chairman of the Board of the National Wine Centre of the Salon of Wines of the Czech Republic.
Matocha Miloslav, Ing.
„Neither the vineyard nor the wine itself knows the word another time or next time…“
Winemaker from Milovice, graduate of Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice with a focus on viticulture and winemaking. He has been working at the CHÂTEAU VALTICE – Vinné sklepy Valtice, a. s. winery as an oenologist for seven years. Among the winery’s greatest achievements in this period are the title of Winery of the Year and two-time champion of the National Wine Competition.
Michlovský Miloš, Doc., Ing., DrSc.
„To participate in the creation of wine, which is a perfect product of the surrounding nature, is for us not only a question of existence, but also a joy, a kind of art and justified heart and pride.“
He graduated from the Faculty of Horticulture of the Moscow Agricultural University, where he completed his doctoral studies in 1985.
He was one of the founders of the Resistant Scientific and Production Association. From 1991 to 1994 he worked as a teacher at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, University of Agriculture in Brno. In 2001 he defended his habilitation thesis and was appointed associate professor in horticulture. He extended his professional growth in 2005 in Moscow by defending his PhD. From the very beginning of his professional career he has been devoted to the problems of cultivation of grape varieties for resistance to biotic and abiotic factors and their planting. The main directions of his cultivating activities are currently the creation of new grapevine varieties with increased resistance and maintenance cultivation.
In viticulture, it is developing technologies aimed at significantly densifying the number of individuals in the vineyard. At the same time, he is also intensively involved in publishing scientific literature. He is one of the leading experts in the field of viticulture, viticulture and vine breeding in our country. He is undoubtedly a pioneer in putting new technologies, methods and research findings into practice. As a recognized expert, he is a frequent member of the evaluation committees of major wine competitions, from which his wines also bring awards.
In VINSELEKT MICHLOVSKÝ a.s., founded in 2003, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO.
Nesvadba Martin, Ing.
Not only in Moravia, but also in Bohemia there are unique locations for vine cultivation. The vineyards of our winery are situated on unique and historical locations, which give the wines an unmistakable character.
source: SVČR/X Production, photo Jiří Hloušek
Osičková Michaela, Ing., Mgr.
Graduated in Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology in Brno and Food Technology at Mendel University in Brno.
From 2010, she worked in the quality control department at Víno Mikulov. Since 2019 she has been working as an oenological consultant at BS vinařské potřeby s.r.o. She participates in wine evaluation at national and international competitions as a taster. At the same time, she works as the right hand of the winemaker in the Petr Osička family winery.
Palutka Jan, Bc.
He comes from Vedrovice, where he has built a relationship to winemaking even in a small family vineyard. He graduated from the Secondary School of Hotel Management and Tourism in Retz. After internships abroad, he started his studies at the Mendel University in Lednice in the field of viticulture and winemaking, graduating with a bachelor degree. Since 2010 he has been working at the Bründlmayer winery.
He sees the field and the work of a winemaker as an integral part of our history and culture, the intoxication of the present and the responsibility to pass on traditions and cultural values to future generations.
Pavlů Zdeněk, Bc.
After graduating from the Secondary School of Viticulture in Valtice, he graduated in viticulture at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice.
In the past he worked in wine production, at the agricultural inspection office and as a wine inspector.
Currently he works at the Faculty of Horticulture at MENDELU as a technologist and technical assistant for teaching the next generation of winemakers.
Petrjánoš Marek, Mgr.
Member of the Union of Oenologists with a founder membership status.
Prokeš Kamil, Ing., Ph.D.
Wine is a love, a lifestyle and a constant challenge to new experience, study and humility.
Ptáček Petr, Ing.
„History does not ask why the wine failed.“
Graduated from the University of Chemical Technology in Prague. For ten years he worked as a technologist at the Bzenec Chateau Winery. During this time, the wines under his guidance won many awards, among the most important being four-time champion of the National Wine Competition and a personal award in the first year of the Oenologist of the Year 2012.
He currently works as the managing director of Habánská sklepy, spol. s r.o.
„Gradually I came to understand that the best wine is made where they build on tradition, where they have managed to return to their roots and open themselves to modern knowledge.“
After completing his high school education and subsequent work experience in a wine company, he founded the family winery Sedlák with his cousin in 2007. They farm 25 hectares in the village of Velké Bílovice and strive to produce high quality wines, especially for the gastronomy industry, where they appreciate the quality of dry wines. His passion is discovering new wines and world wine regions.
Membership of the Union of Oenologists is both a great experience and an honour for the winemaker.
Smrčka Jakub, Ing.
„Everything in order. Let’s have champagne first.“
Like many other winemakers, he got his first experience with wine from his grandfather. This gave him a great practical basis for further studies. He studied viticulture and winemaking at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice. He gained extensive experience by working for three years at Znovín Znojmo a.s., where he held the position of oenologist. Since January 2019, he has taken over the role of chief oenologist at THAYA winery. The winery emphasizes the traditional technology of wine production in wooden barrels or concrete tanks.
In addition to active participation in prestigious wine competitions, he is also dedicated to the education of small wine producers in the Znojmo region. In the technology of wine production, he is mainly involved in the production and maturing of wines in barrels and is looking for ways to make great wines from the vineyards around the Podyjí National Park.
Stejskal Ondřej, Ing.
In South Moravia we have a great gift to grow and produce very full-bodied, structural and character wines. This high potential of our wines is still not sufficiently emphasized and a large number of strong wine-growing areas or parts of them do not reach their real ambitions.
Suský Jaroslav, Bc.
„Heart to wine, wine to hearts.“
Winemaker from Velké Pavlovice, graduate of the Secondary Agricultural Technical School in Valtice and the University of Agriculture in Brno, Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice. From 1985 to 1996, he was an employee of Moravian Winery (later Vinia a. s. Velké Pavlovice).
From 1996 to 2012 he worked as an inspector of the wine department at the State Agricultural and Food Inspection in Brno. Since 2012, he has been self-employed as a consultant in the wine industry, at the same time he is part of the family winery Suský in Velké Pavlovice, and since 2015 he has been working as a company director and technologist at the family winery Jedlička, Bořetice a. s. This family winery manages 45 ha of vineyards in organic mode, annual production of about 150,000 bottles, sales mainly to gastronomy.
Specialization in blue grape varieties processed by long maceration and white wines with a strong influence of terroir.
Šamšula Jakub, Ing.
„Winemaking is a mission and a daily challenge for me, so let wine absorb you too…“
A native of Čejkovice who, after studying at the grammar school in Brno and graduating from the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, returned to Čejkovice, where he founded a small boutique winery in 2004.
Today, in addition to working full-time in his winery, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Winemakers of the Czech Republic and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Wine Centre.
Šilinek Jiří st.
Šilinek Jiří, Bc., Dis.
Winemaker from Pavlov, graduate of the Secondary Wine School and Higher Vocational School, majoring in Plant Cultivation. Currently a distance student at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, majoring in Viticulture and Winemaking. Member of the wine association in Pavlov Vinitores Palaviensis and the Union of Oenologists. He holds a certificate for sensory assessment of wine quality II. In 2008 he joined a family company with an annual production of 140 thousand bottles as cellar master. He prefers to take an individual approach to each wine or varietal when making his wines, and thus tends to increase the quality but also the variety of the individual wines in his portfolio.
Šurýnová Vítková Marta, Ing.
Tréšek Zdeněk, Ing.
Vidlář Miloš, Ing.
He graduated from the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice na Moravě, Mendel University in Brno. Since 2002 he has been working at BS vinařské potřeby s.r.o. as a senior oenological advisor. In his position he cooperates with major producers of products for the wine industry such as Enartis, Seguin Moreau, Parsec, Thonhauser and others.
Vrbová Libuše, Ing.
Prof. Ing. Mojmír Baroň, Ph.D.
691 44 Lednice
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