Size of vineyards: 430 ha
Annual production: 800 000 bottles
Winemaker: Ing. Jiří Lancman
Best vineyards: Lampelberg, U Hájku, Babičák, Volné pole
Principle grape varieties: Riesling, Veltliner, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Moravian Muscat, Pálava, Müller Thurgau, Neuburger, Gewürztraminer, Dornfelder, Pinot Noir, Saint Laurent, Zweigeltrebe
The name of Jan Lahofer of Dobšice, an artistic woodcarver whose magnificent carved library captivated the Premonstratensian monks of the Louka monastery at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, returned to the small village near Znojmo, South Moravia, in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The story of the local small-scale artisan whose exquisite work is to this day admired by visitors to the Czech capital from all over the world touched us to such an extent that we decided to name our winery after him.
Jan Lahofer (Johan Laighofer according to some sources), an artistic craftsman, carpenter and woodcarver, lived in the village of Dobšice at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Literature reports a decade of his work on building a unique library at a hall of the Premonstratensian monastery in Louka. Although the monastery was later abolished and the library moved to the Premonstratensian monastery in Prague's Strahov (today housing the Museum of Czech Literature) under the Josephinian reforms, Jan Lahofer had a significant share in its installation in the monastery's Philosophical Hall.
One of the largest wine growers in the Czech republic operating on 430ha of vineyards in the areas of Babičák, U Hájku, Volné pole, Waldberg and Lampelberg.
LAHOFER only produce wines using grapes from its own vineyards.
On purchasing its vineyard and completing the facilities, production capacity was set on at the maximum anual production 800 000 bottles.
During the summer season LAHOFER wines may be sampled at Lampelberg castle near Vrbovec, the Rajská vinice summerhouse and in the center of Znojmo, or all year around at the hotel LAHOFER on the Veselá stree in Znojmo.
The winery also hosts the wine and experience programme Mějte svoji hlavu (Use your own head).
WINE WITH SPECIAL ATRIBUTES: White, Red, Rosé, VOC, Special series