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Reisten was founded in 1991, originally as an association of business friends who parted ways after two years. Jirka Kopeček founded the Wine Academy; Honza Vala made the excellent TV serial “Wine Journeys”, and Radek Nepraš built the National Wine Center and Wine Salon, and retained the brand name and logo of Reisten. Reisten winery was established in June 1999. The original idea of its founders Radomír Nepraš, Jiří Kalášek, and Martin David, has gone through a more than a few changes since then. The first plan called for annual production of around 25 thousand bottles, all grapes to be bought from vineyard keepers with whom we would work closely on quality and methods of grape cultivation. This concept soon proved to be less than perfectly suited to making the best quality wine. In 2000 a fundamental revision of strategy was made. We decided to put our efforts into buying and planting our own vineyards and not be dependent on suppliers. The main motivation was the conviction that if we want to produce consistently better wine, we need to grow the grapes ourselves. After careful thought we chose three localities that had the potential to fulfill our requirements, and in 2001 we started planting Read more »

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  • Pinot Blanc

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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