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Anna Wojnar

The Maréchal Foch variety of grapes gives a noble red wine

Oenology, in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Jagiellonian University’s Medical College. This academic year saw the third successive intake of students starting on the course, which entails issues like the biology of grapes, the chemistry of wine, winemaking, the cultural and health aspects of wine, and the legal regulations governing the production and distribution of wine. Fieldwork and practical classes in the University’s vineyard make up an important component of the course.

The Jagiellonian University vineyard is one of the few vineyards in Poland to conduct the sale of its wine. You can buy it in the shop on the vineyard premises. To keep the very best standards of quality the University has a Wine Chapter. Its members represent academia, the media, and the world of politics, and are committed to the promotion of the culture of winemaking in Poland.

Rafał Kiszka

graduate of the JU Faculty of Law and Administration, voluntary assistant at the vineyard

Anna Wojnar

distinction from among eight European universities contending for the title. Our wine Novum, which has been awarded the Champion’s title and has won a grand prix nineteen times, was served at numerous events and ceremonies during Poland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Our principal award to date, of which we are especially proud, is the gold medal at the University Wine Championships in Maribor in 2010, when we beat competitors from eighteen other European universities. Our wine Hibernal 2008 was rated the best in the dry white category. The distinctly growing interest we have been observing in recent years in vine cultivation, wine, and winemaking, which prompted the foundation of the University’s vineyard, has also helped to launch a new field of postgraduate study,

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93 The vintner’s storeroom

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