JOSEF VALIHRACH, JR. (CZECH)
Born on 20th of January 1989 in the winemaking family and being involved in the winemaking process from a very young age meant that I share my father's passion for the wine ever since. Vintage 2014 is the first one I've been fully responsible for as head oenologist of Vinařství Josef Valihrach (Multiple Czech Winemaker of the year, winner of Chardonnay of the World and many more international competitions) and do my best to follow the example of previous generations. As the youngest ever certified member of the Ministry of Agriculture commision for wine evaluation I've gradually moved from judging domestical to international competitions. Examples in recent years being: Concours des Grand VIns Blanc du Monde - Strasbourg, Concours Lyon, AWC Vienna, Vinoforum, Ice wine du Monde, or the oldest wine competition under the patronage of the OIV - Vino Ljubljana.