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Hopera 2021

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Slobodne (‘the free winery’) are a young and dynamic family-run winery focusing on natural expressions of their local grapes and their very own terroir. They are working on the same historic estate that once belonged to older generations of their family and that was recovered in the early 90’s following the tragic combination of WWII and then 40 years of communism in the region. The family have spent the last 25+ years rebuilding the ecosystem of the farm and eventually launched Slobodne in 2010. Eight years on, they are at the forefront of the natural wine movement in Slovakia and currently craft some of the most distinct wines in Europe.

50% Gruner Veltliner, 50% Sauvignon Blanc, fermented with wild hops

All of the grapes are estate-grown in their village of Zemianske Sady. Their 17 hectares of vines are a small part of their 350ha farm, where they tend livestock and also grow poppies, barley, wheat, rapeseed, and more. 2017 was a very strong vintage. They avoided the frosts and rains that plagued the 2016 vintage in their region. Ideal ripening conditions, good yields, less treatments needed and very healthy grapes with good concentration.

The grapes were destemmed and fermented on the skins for 7 days.
After pressing the wine was returned to vats and finished fermentation with the addition of wild hops that had been picked from their own forest. The hops were then removed and the wine was aged in steel tanks for only a couple of months before bottling. Unfined, unfiltered, tiny sulphite addition.


Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £85+ within a 10 km radius of our Birmingham city centre. For orders under we charge £5.00 delivery within our 10 km radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £100+. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £9.00 for orders under £100 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery is made within 5 working days.
For orders under £100 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use ParcelForce couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.


We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.


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