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In the age of industrial denaturation of foodstuffs, our ciders and vinegars emerge close to utopicaly
fermented spontaneously by indigenous cultures・in neutral oak casks・no added sulphites, acids, tannins, enzymes, preservatives, sterilants or colorants
We wanted to eat clean
So we moved to Bohemian Highlands. To Stronghold Sudkův Důl Farm. To grow, raise, forage, ferment. To build our pocket of the contemporary pre-industrial. With plenty of clean, nutritious, healthy foods. And beverages. For our family and friends on their frequent visits.
Each cask bears its name, each name bears a few hundred bottles featuring a unique character
Stronghold Sudkův Důl (home of Utopia) was, in past centuries, home to Mandalena, Dorota, Petronila and dozens of other girls and women. Each oak cask bears the name of one of them. Filled with single varietal juice or with an orchard blend, each cask gives birth to cider of a unique character after 12 months. We bottle each cask individually or blend with second cask into a small batch of 300 / 600 bottles bearing the name of the cask(s) and vintage.
Undisquised by usual layers of force carbonation and sweetening, still, dry UTOPIA presents an honest glou-glou experience resembling natural wines rather than conventional ciders.
„Total brainfuck. The most intense acidity you can think of, together with the most intense sweetness. Most amazing satisfaction.“
Ania Smelskaya, Head Sommelier, SILO London about UTOPIA Patience