The idea itself is as far from Eastern Europe as possible. In a country, a region where the state took everything from everyone, people only trust what is theirs. Oliver Bauer, however, does not buy any land or vineyards, he only purchases the grapes every year. And only from the areas where they are able to monitor the whole year and they themselves can do the harvesting. As he himself put it: “here there is single vineyard winemaking”. He does not care about the market, the trends; he makes the wine he wants. Every year from an average of 10 hectares with a final result of 60-70 thousand bottles of wine. The only starting point is the grapes so he tries to do the shopping in the oldest possible estates which, in extreme cases, may result in one given item providing a mere 260 bottles due to the estate structure.

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