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In 1993 were from the former state Czechoslovakia the independent states Slovakia and Czech Republic educated. Viticulture has a common history that goes up to the Celts declining. The wine-growing areas of Slovakia are located mainly in the south at the borders Austria and Hungary, The vineyards form along these borders about a 60-kilometer-long strip and lie on the northern edge of the European wine-growing area largely on the Danube tributaries Hron (Gran), Nitra (Neutra) and Váh (Waag) around the capital Bratislava (Bratislava). It has a continental climate with hot summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall. In 2012, the vineyard covered 20,000 hectares, of which 384,000 hl of wine were produced. Two-thirds produce white wines and one-third red wines. Well-known wineries are Gbelce, Hlohovec, Hurbanovo, Matysák, Pavelka, Topolcany and Trnava. Apart from the export to Czech Republic the majority is consumed in the country. The Blend 2010:
Well-known wine-growing communities are Hurbanovo, Levice, Modra (with a school of viticulture), Nitra, Nove Zamky, Pezinok, Raca, Sahy, Sered, Sobota, Trnava and Zlaté Moravce. A special feature is the small area in the east, which is directly adjacent to the Hungarian Tokaj-Hegyalja. Here in the three (formerly Hungary) villages Kistoronya, Szőlõske and the Slovak part of Sátoraljaújhely a wine in the manner of Tokaj generated. After years of disputes, the two countries finally agreed in early 2003 that these wines produced within the 172-hectare area may bear the designation of origin Tokaji (for four other communities claimed by Slovakia, this was rejected by Hungary).
Wine categories : The wine categories are based as in Austria and Germany on the Mostgewicht the grapes; 1 ° NM (Normalizovaný Muštomer) = 1 kg of sugar per 100 l of must. In August 2009, the EU wine market regulations became valid for all member countries with fundamental changes to the wine names and quality levels. There are the following new names or quality levels (see also in detail under quality system ):