Wine as a lifestyle
Our dream is to build a french-style winery with the main building surrounded with vineyards, streching out as far as one can see.
The beginning of the Baraque Winery is bound with an all-inclusive vacation in Egypt. Then we watched in surprise, how the bar-tender “makes” the rosé wine, by mixing a disgusting white one with even worse red one. We asked ourselves a question, are we the only customers, who find it weird? We were really grateful for the four bottles of wine, that fitted into our weight limit!
Thanks to the fact, that our marriage have connected two winemaking families, there was only a small step left, before establishing our own winery. Then, at our honeymoon we agreed, that not only the people who understand it – but everybody deserves to drink a good wine. For wine is not even an alcohol, wine is a lifestyle.
Yes, love of wine is definitely a character trait, just like a positive approach to life and faith in people. If you want to live your life and not only let things to happen, if you work eagerly, but you are still able to spoil yourself in your free time, then wine is for sure your lifestyle too.
We believe, that in our wine you will find exactly what you are looking for – relief, inspiration, the feel of pleasant luxury or the eternal truth. We have given it the best we could.
The story of the Baraque Winery sounds like a long fairy tale with multiple storylines. You can follow the one, told by granfather Jakub, a hustler, who knew how to work at any regime. You can listen to the story of the old man Lubal, who was, in his 95, most-likely the oldest active winemaker in the Czech Republic, or even in all Central Europe. You can follow the plotline, when the family art of winemaking is endangered, when a father doesn’t have a son. But in the end, it doesn’t matter which storyline you pick – all of them are finished with the same sentence: “And František and Lenka got married and have had two sons (yet).”
The idea of establishing the actual winery arose on honeymoon in Egypt in 2010. And so, a passionate hobby-winemaker becomes a professional one, slowly starting to sell his wine to wineshops. And his wife, on maternity leave at that time, becomes the one and only employee, responsible for everything to include washing dishes, laying tables in the wine cellar as well as accounting and PR.
The French word baraque (read as “barack”) actually means barák. A Czech colloquial term for a house. Because this is what we call the uninhabited country house of great grandfather Jakub Machovský, where our wine is being produced.
And because of the fact, that we love big french-style red wines the most, the word baraque has become the name of a dream. A dream about a french-style winery, where the main workshop is surrounded with vineyards in all directions, and at the same time it is a home to a winemaker and his family.