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KARPATSKÁ PERLA is a Slovak family owned winery located in Šenkvice, that was established in 1991. The vision in the early years of the winery was to preserve the traditions and heritage of ancestors by developing picturesque vineyards and producing unique wines.

Winerie´s philosophy is the motto “Vineyard is the birthplace of pearls“, that is reflecting consistent care of the vineyards. Most of the wines are made from  own grapes grown on 50 hectares in Slovakia´s most valued winemaking territory Small Carpathian Wine Region. The largest single vineyard Suchý vrch (Dry hill) covers the area of 28 hectares and is cultivated by the integrated production principles. They produce wines with protected designation of origin in five collections JAGNET, VARIETO, DÍLEMÚRE, 4 ELEMENTS and KARPATSKÁ PERLA.

After 20 years of high quality vinegroving and winemaking the winery gained Slovak winery of the year award in years 2011 and 2012, which is awarded by The Slovak association of vinegrowers and winemakers. 

The property consists of four vineyards: the biggest one The Suchý vrch vineyard (the Dry Hill) is a type of Pannonian forest with many rare animals and plant species. The second Noviny Vineyard is located in Modra’s land register, north of Šenkvice. It is situated on a southwest-facing hill and consists of 4 hectares. Two of other vineyards, Šajby and Kramáre, are situated on the Small Carpathian hills near Kalvária.

In the period from 2006 to 2008 the property went through a rebuilding process of the producing, storage, administrative and presentational spaces.

On the 21st of March 2008 the final ceremonial building approval was given of the new spaces on the event Pekné víno s rozhľadom (Nice wine with overview). The top of it all was the opening of 21-meter high watchtower with a panoramic view of the Small Carpathians.

The building was awarded the ARCH award nomination in 2010. The combination of elements of architecture and wine collection graphic design has achieved another great success during VINUM SUPERBUM wine exhibition. The rebuilding premises even gained an award for the best „Corporate Identity“ of the company from Association of Slovak Architects.

In 2011 and 2012 the winery achieved for the first time the award „Winery of the year“, granted by Association of Slovak Winemakers and Vine-growers.

In 2016 the premises of the winery were finished – the new tasting room and archive. Both premises were originally built by the Nupod cooperative in 1942.