The location of the winery is both a disadvantage and an advantage. It’s a disadvantage, as it is hard to approach. We have also roamed through the drives for a long time. It’s an advantage, as there isn’t another highland winery is Slovakia, so we can taste wines and talk to the oenologist at a venue which is unique on every account. Visitors can learn about viticulture and vinification while walking among the grapevines. We can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the acacia tree forest and the vineyard, together with an old collection of tractors, as it is passionately taken care by the younger Ján. His ancestors have been dealing with viticulture and wine-making through four generations (for 130 years), so he is the youngest in the family. The oenologist, who is worthily proud of his forbears, hung his great-grandfather’s walking papers from the army of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy even on the walls of the tasting  room. The winery is among the smaller ones by its size, but this fact makes possiblefor it to focus on the quality of wines. It mostly prefers quality varietal wines, but its top cuvée called Alchymista still has an excellent quality. Visitors eager to taste are awaited in a renovated and cozily furnished 120-year-old cellar, where they can taste not just their wines but the local culinary delicacies. If it’s required, the winery can provide live Slovak folk music or craft programs. Sportier winelovers may continue their way through the nearby tourist trail leading to the belvedere on the Veľká Homola hill or the castle of Červený Kameň, which, according to a nice legend, they didn’t begin to build at its present place, but the local fairies took the castle to its present rocks in order to guard the commercial routes and peace from there. We don’t know anything about such a story at Ján Paták’s winery, but the spirit of the place (genius loci) is strongly present without any doubt, in the building, hereabouts, such as in the oenologist’s soul.