Golesz Vineyard

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The name of the vineyard - Golesz refers to the ruins of the Golesz castle located nearby. The castle was meaningful to the medieval history of the town of Jasło and to the surrounding area. The Golesz Vineyard, the name of which refers to this historic place, was founded in 1982 by Roman Myśliwiec, the unquestioned pioneer of winemaking in Subcarpathia. The vineyard is located on the south-west slope, a dozen or so meters above the Wisłoka valley, near the Jasło - Pilzno route. The first shrub planted in the vineyard was the Ontario variety brought from Jarosław. A greater number of shrubs of Bianca and Perła Zalie varieties were planted in espaliers in 1985 by befriended Hungarian winemakers. Currently, about 7,000 of grapevine plants are grown on the area of 2 hectares. The rest of the area includes mother plantations used for grafting, in the summer season there is also a wine nursery, residential and farm buildings and a cellar for wine making.

The main activity of the farm is the program of testing new grape varieties in terms of suitability for Polish climatic conditions that has been carried out for years now. New, promising varieties were imported from various foreign research institutions mainly from Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the USA and Canada. At the moment the experimental cultivation includes almost exclusively the so-called hybrid grapes. Thanks to their natural resistance traits, these varieties best tolerate the conditions of the Polish climate. A special attention in the experimental works of the vineyard is paid to the processing varieties. Every year the fruits of these varieties are used to produce wine. The results of the work in the vineyard and cellar prove that at least several new processing varieties, suitable for the climate of the warmer regions of Poland, can be used to produce fine table wines and even quality wines. Commercial wine growing is possible in Poland and can be profitable. From among the older varieties i.a. the French variety Seyval Blanc passed the exam. The variety is extremely fertile, highly resistant to frost and diseases and provides, in case of a proper technology of grapevine cultivation and processing, good quality wine.

The Hungarian variety Bianca and German variety Sibera are resistant to fungal diseases to the same degree as Seyval Blanc. The Ukrainian Odessa Muscat variety and German Hibernal variety complement the strict top varieties suitable for making white wine. In the group of varieties used to produce red wine, the German varieties Rondo and Regent and the American varieties Frontenac and Heridan proved to be the best so far.
From a wide group of varieties that are still tested in the Golesz vineyard, the most promising ones include: for white wines -La Crescent, Saint Pepin, Praire Star, Adalmiina and for red wines - Saint Croix and Sabrevois. The results of experimental work in the Golesz vineyard were repeatedly presented in educational programs of TVP, published in the gardening press and in many book publications by Roman Myśliwiec. Wines produced in the Golesz vineyard have won several dozen prizes in national and international competitions.

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