Gurdau winery was founded in 2012 by Jaromír Gala and Zdeněk Hort who planted 7 hectares of vineyards in small village Kurdějov. They were the first ones to restore the local winemaking tradition, which was interrupted for decades. The name of the winery originated from the former German name of the village – Gurdau.
Minimalism, humility and respect – these are our core values. Our flagship variety is pure and mineral Riesling, which is unique thanks to local excellent conditions. Our wines are produced using gentle methods, with respect for nature and terroir.
We are mainly focused on the noble variety Riesling, which we have planted in 6 clones originated from the Wachau, Alsace, Rheingau and the Pfalz. From this single variety we produce our basic line, wines aged in oak barrels, sparkling wines and also sweet wines. In addition, we grow the two more varieties which diversify our offer – Green Veltliner and Pinot Blanc.
Kurdějov is small wine-growing village located near Hustopeče city in a deep valley, surrounded by the foothills of the Žďánice Hills. It has a unique closed microclimate, very steep vineyards and a great sunlight exposure. When it comes to soil, calcareous sandstones covered with calcareous loess are typical for all our vineyards.
Our youngest vineyard is also our highest vineyard – it stretches from 300 MAMSL (height above sea level) up to 353 MAMSL. It covers an area of 1 hectare and it is oriented directly to the south. You can find only our flagship variety in here – Riesling.
As soon as you pass the serpentines from Hustopeče city you get a great view of vineyard located in a dominant location directly above the Gothic church. We have also chosen this breathtaking location for our upcoming wine house. The vineyard lays at an altitude of 248-287 MAMSL and spread over an area of 4 hectares. It’s oriented southwest and it is the only vineyard to host all of our 3 varieties.
Wine of clear yellow-gold color with good viscosity. The aroma is pure, varietal, with notes of ripe apricots, chamomile, with a touch of kerosene. The taste is fruity, mineral, slightly salty with a strong juicy acid. A long finish.
Wine of deep yellow color with golden reflections, good viscosity. The aroma is fruity, mineral, with buttery and walnut tones. The taste is full, balanced, with tones of fresh fruit. Pleasant combination of acid and mineral salinity. Long finish.
Wine of deep golden color. The aroma is intense, ripe, with buttery and nutty tones. The taste is full, balanced, with tones of lime, white flowers, honey. A pleasant combination of juicy acid and woody tones. Long finish.
Wine of golden yellow color with green reflections. Aroma is intense, full, with tones of ripe apples and linden blossom. The taste of the wine is juicy, full, with solid acidity and mineral salinity. Long aftertaste.
Deep yellow color with khaki green reflections and excellent viscosity. The aroma is clean, ripe, with pleasant honey caramel tones and undertones of ripe fruits. Wine is dry, ripe, with pleasant tones of honeycomb, caramel and apricot sorbet. Long finish.
Transparent straw color with golden highlights and harmonious intense beading. The aroma is dominated by tones of ripe green apples, yellow fruit, chamomile and linden. In the taste we can discover elements of all three varieties - the juiciness of Riesling, the spiciness of Veltliner and the creaminess of Pinot Blanc. Long fresh finish.
Dark yellow color with bright dandelion-yellow reflections, excellent viscosity. The aroma is pure, intense, reminiscent of buttery-honey tones with a pleasant hint of candied fruit. The wine is sweet, fruity with a wonderful harmony between residual sugar, acid and spiciness. Very long finish.
The first mention of Kurdějov village is dated to 13th century, when it was known as one of the most important wine-growing villages in Moravia region. There used to be up to 400 hectares of vineyards and local wine could be found on tables of many nobles and monasteries. Name of the village has changed many times over the years – from Curdieiow, Gurdějov, Gurdaw, Gurdau… to today's “Kurdějov”.
This small village faced som difficult times in past, which caused decline of population and later on decline of the vineyards. They were completely destroyed in the 1960s. However, this is now a matter of the past. The dominant feature of Kurdějov is the fortified parish church of St. John the Baptist in the Gothic style, which is located below our vineyards.
The village emblem portray a pike, which can ne also found in the seal of our winery.
We are a young team of enthusiasts who do their work with love for wine and nature. Together we try to cultivate vineyards, turn their potential into a first-class product and it to your table. The male part of the team spends most of their time in the vineyard, Marek can be found often in the cellar, and Natália is happy to meet you in your favorite wine shop, restaurant or on a personal tasting.
Trade, marketing, tastings
Our new wine house is growing in the beautiful vineyard above the church. Minimalist, elegant and respectful for the nature, just as the Gurdau wines themselves. We will be happy to invite you for a glass of wine on the terrace in 2021.
602 00 Brno
Dry February is over for the brave ones and spring is ahead of us! And since we can't invite you for a glass of wine in Kurdějov at the moment, we are offering a free shipping in Czech republic during the "wet March".
Just order at least a carton (6 wines) via our email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we will be happy to help you with the choice.
We have two dry and juicy news in our portfolio – Veltliner 2018 and Pinot Blanc 2018. Don't hesitate to write us for orders.
We'll have 2 new pieces in our wine list at the end of October. We start to sell Riesling 2019 from Stará Hora and our first Gurdau Sekt!