The tiny wine-village of Plže (part of town Petrov) is definitely one of the most picturesque wine locations in the Czech Republic. It consists of 80 wine cellars, all of them painted white and blue and used for actual wine storage.
The history of these cellars dates all the way to the 15th century, noting that most of the currently existing cellars were built in the 18th and 19th century by the local winemakers themselves.
Even though you can visit Plže any day of the year, most of the cellars are open only during the summer. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to go to this famous wine location during the main season, and therefore we couldn’t taste any of the many wines that are still made, stored and sold there. But even if you don’t have the opportunity to visit Plže in July or August, you will surely appreciate the atmosphere. Local winemakers transporting wine barrels on their ancient trucks, barely fitting in the narrow streets in between the tiny buildings, or simply smoking a pipe in front of their own cellar. At least, that is how Plže looked on a regular Wednesday morning in May.