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Vineyards in Klokočov

TWO OF the most famous wine-growing regions in Slovakia are the Small-Carpathian vineyard region and the Tokaj vineyard region. One could say that in these regions, wine has been made for 1,000 years.

TWO OF the most famous wine-growing regions in Slovakia are the Small-Carpathian vineyard region and the Tokaj vineyard region. One could say that in these regions, wine has been made for 1,000 years.

On the other hand, the eastern-Slovak wine-growing region cannot boast of such an ancient tradition. The vineyards here only began to be developed on a large scale during communism. This delay did not diminish the quality of the wine from this part of the country, however. It is highly valued, especially wines from Tibava and Sobrance.

The eastern-Slovak wine-growing region lies on the territory of three historical regions – Zemplín, Abov and Turňa. Altogether, four wine-growing areas and 88 wine-growing municipalities are registered in the eastern region.

In this life-altering photograph from 1933, we can see a vineyard in the municipality of Klokočov, at the foot of the Vihorlat mountain range. Klokočov has been producing wine since the 18th century, placing it among the areas that have enjoyed a longer wine-making history.

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