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“Adoria”Vineyard  is run by its owner Mike Whitney and his colleagues. Mike was born among California vineyards and then he moved with his family to Washington state when the vineyards of this state became very popular. In 1995 he moved to Poland. He dreamed about his own vineyard and he was looking for the right place. He found it in south-western Poland, next to Wrocław, in Zachowice. It is where he started “Adoria” vineyard.

His wines are marked as world class wines because he has chosen the high quality of vine strains of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reisling. Mike was looking for the right place for long time and he was cooperating with the wine experts. One year and a half and 300 rejected localizations and he finally found the right localization – Zachowice. “We bought a unique project, built the vineyard and bought the special machines. It wasn’t so easy because we had to look for the best machines and the right grapevine cuttings in the whole Europe”.

“Adoria” vineyard has three out of four main grape kinds: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, and  Bacchus grape, the excellent, local grape that Mike found near Dresden.

More information about the grapes


More photos of “Adoria” Vineyard will be available in spring.

Source: Adoria Vineyard

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47th „Jazz nad Odrą” – 2nd March till 6th March 2011

The coming 47th Wroclaw’s Jazz Festival “Jazz nad Odrą” will last 5 days – from 2nd March till 6th March 2011. Its organizers are planning to invite very famous musicians, such as: a saxophonist Joe Lovano from US Five, a trumpeter Christian Scott, David Murray with Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole “En Español”, Zohar Fresco, Bennie Maupin with Dariusz Oleszkiewicz, and also European Jazz Ensemble and Leszek Możdżer with Krzesimir Dębski. An important part of the festival is, like every year, the competition that will be added splendor by the band “Wierba and Schmidt Quintet” consisting of the winners of the previous contest edition. Gala of Polish Jazz will end the festival.


Wroclaw’s Jazz Festival “Jazz nad Odrą” is next to “Jazz Jamboree” and Cracow’s “Zaduszki Jazzowe” one of the most famous and one of the oldest Polish jazz festivals. It started in 1964 in a very popular student’s club “Pałacyk”. From the beginning it was a very important festival in Poland. The festival is the beginning of professional career for the winners of the  competition or for those who have been noticed by its jury or critics. It’s enough to give such names as: Włodzimierz Nahorny, Zbigniew Seifert, Krzesimir Dębski, Jarosław Śmietana, Janusz Strobel, Piotr Baron, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Tomasz Szukalski, Andrzej Zaucha, Ewa Bem. Over the years the formula of the festival has changed – a lot of European and world jazz musicians have taken part in the festival but the competition has still existed. Here is a list of some participants of the festival: Pat Metheny, Paco deLucia, Al diMeola, Kenny Garret, Dave Holland, Tooth Thielemans, Diana Krall, David Sanborn, Ron Carter, Lizz Wright, Patricia Barber.


Source: Jazz nad Odrą

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The architectural concept has been prepared by ‘JSK Architekci’ and it’s called a Stadium-Lantern that shape will be easy to recognize and will be associated with Wrocław – a developing city of meetings.

It’s distinguished by the shape that is highlighted by the elevation. The building of the stadium will be  covered by fiberglass net coated with teflon. The net will be placed using steel rings that will trim the whole construction. It’s the only such an elevation in Poland. Its uniqueness gives this place the light and transparent character. Special light technology can change the colour of the elevation depending on the event.

Under the semi-transparent elevation there are hidden concrete grandstands and four satellite buildings that seen from the top look like beans.

The ‘JSK Architekci” created not only the stadium itself but also its neighbourhood, including a promenade that will be around the stadium and that will be called ‘esplanda’. ‘Esplanada’ will let people get to the stadium from 2 sides. From the south one will get to the stadium from Lotnicza street and to special integrated stop of trams, trains and external parking for bikes. From the north one will get from the north transportation hub city trams and buses and also from parking for coaches.


Basic data:

number of seats under the roof: 42 771

dimensions: 272x224m

number of levels: 6

surface area: 68x105m=7140m^2


Special map for Euro 2012

Source: Wroclaw2012

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