"Wine has always reciprocated by giving me back all the energy I‘ve put in it several times over. We were maturing together while learning from each other. So wine became my passion, which led me to the town of Svätý Jur – the true wine sanctuary of Slovakia. Despite the fact that the inhospitable conditions for growing wine grapes in my native Orava region did not foretell at all that my future would be closely linked to viticulture and winemaking. Yet fate decided differently. At the very beginning, I was lucky enough to be able to study viticulture and winemaking at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand and learn from the best oenologists. After returning to Slovakia enriched with rare and unique experience, I settled in one of the most prestigious Slovak wineries. Having worked for eight years as a chief technologist, it was here I got to know and had the privilege to shape the beauty of Slovak wines. ViaJur winery represents the current chapter of my professional life. This is a genuine challenge requiring me to leverage all my previous expertise while having the chance to participate in shaping the future of Slovak viticulture and winemaking. All of the above while paying respect to the history and heritage present all around and admiration for the unique terroir of this region of Little Carpathians."