The Nitra viticulture region belongs to the oldest existing ones in Slovakia. ViaJur vineyards are located near the winegrowing municipality of Farná sitting on the right bank of the Hron river on the land that is a part of the Lower Hron flatlands. The vineyards are exposed on a south-western slope which enables perfect ripening of the grapes. The soil is known for a high proportion of clay and no skeleton. The limestone content gives the wine its mineral and genuine variety character. Our vineyards are found at one of the best locations offering highest quality conditions for growing vine. The influence of the terroir is significantly shaped by the aromatic profile and organic composition of the future wine. In terms of the particular varieties, we aim for a harmonious combination of the history and present. In our vineyards, we grow varieties which are historically known to have been grown in this location for many years and are perfectly adapted.
At our estate in Farná, we farm on approximately 40 hectares of land. Also here, the original vineyards were desolate and neglected. In 2017, we re-cultivated and planted the first 5 hectares of new vine. Simultaneously, we started deracination of the old abandoned vineyards on the lands belonging to the bishopric of Nitra. In 2019, these lands grew green again for the first time with newly planted vines on the surface taking approximately 18 hectares. In the upcoming years, we will plant yet another approx. 7 hectares of vine. The lands which are less suitable for viticulture are gradually being supplemented by recultivated fruit orchards. At the Farná estate, we also grow fresh vegetables for our restaurants, located in the heart of Tatranská Lomnica, in the eponymous Hotel Lomnica – Sissi restaurant and Franz Josef restaurant and wine cellar. We also ensure fresh supplies for another of our gastro outlets – Selaví restaurant in Bratislava. It is our aim to build a comprehensive viticulture-agritourism mixed scheme with leisure facilities. Moreover, visitors to our estate may encounter a genuine rarity: While relaxing in the country surrounded by vineyards, you may quietly watch the nesting of the European bee-eater, the European species of parrots.