The company Vinné sklepy s.r.o. (Wine cellars Kutná Hora Ltd.) was founded by Stanislav Rudolfský in 2002. Its mission isto restore the past glory and long-time tradition of vine cultivation in Kutná Hora region. The ﬁ rst written mention about vine cultivation in Kutná Hora region can be found in the Chronicle of Bohemians written by Cosmas in 1101 in the story about Malin. It is one of the ﬁrst written mention about wine-making in Europe in general. Wine-making in Kutná Hora region was mainly in the care of religious orders, for instance Cistercians, who settled in this area in 1142 and who among others began to grow a vine variety Pinot noir, which thrives here even after centuries.
At present we grow grapevine on the area of 54 ha restored by us on the original old vineyards U Všech svatých, Pod Barborou, Nad Kapličkou, Na Borku, Na Příčce and Jezuitská. Wine from this area can be distinguished by its minerality and spiciness that come from the bedrock rich in minerals. Our main varieties are Pinot Noir, Red Traminer, Saint Laurent and Pinot Gris.
Besides vineyards, we farm 30 ha of pastures, where we keep a large ﬂock of sheep, 14 ha of arable land for growing basic cereal grain, 2 ha of vegetable ﬁ elds and 6 ha of orchards.
We try to be independent on external inﬂuence, to be a farm that is able to support its employees, sells the surplus and by its activity helps the whole.