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Slovakia

In 1993, the independent states of Slovakia and the Czech Republic were formed from the former entire state of Czechoslovakia. Wine-growing has a common history that goes back to the Celts. The wine-growing regions of Slovakia are mainly located in the south on the borders to Austria and Hungary. Along these borders, the vineyards form a strip of land about 60 kilometres long and are located on the northern edge of the European wine-growing area, largely along the Danube tributaries Hron (Gran), Nitra (Neutra) and Váh (Váh) around the capital Bratislava (Pressburg). The climate is continental with hot summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall. In 2012, the area under vines covered 20,000 hectares, of which 384,000 hl of wine were produced. Two-thirds of the area produces white wines and one-third red wines. Well-known vineyards are Gbelce, Hlohovec, Hurbanovo, Matysák, Pavelka, Topolcany and Trnava. Apart from exports to the Czech Republic, most of the wine is consumed in the country. The grape variety table 2010:

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