Entrée: Enter the garden of culinary joy

If you are at all interested in the Czech food scene, you have most likely already heard of Entrée. Although it is still very new, this restaurant has already become the “it” place for national and international food lovers, who don’t hesitate to endure the 2 hours long train ride from Prague (or even 12…

Painted Cellar in Šatov

We’ve read that the Painted Cellar in Šatov is a must-see, so naturally we had to see it. The wine cellar with unique wall painting is definitely one of a kind and I dare to say that you will not find another cellar like this anywhere else in the world. The question remains, though: where…

Labyrinths beneath the City of Ghosts

There is an extensive labyrinth of passageways and cellars underneath the city of Znojmo. It is nearly 30 kilometers long and has 4 storeys. That is surely interesting, but why are we mentioning this on a wine blog? Not only that these catacombs were used for storing wine in the past, a few bottles still…

Znojmo: drink while sightseeing

Wine is ever present in Znojmo. It´s grown there, it´s made there, it´s sold there and, most importantly, it´s drunk there! You can taste local wines almost anytime and anywhere. You can enjoy a glass in the labyrinths of Znojmo Underground 18 meters below surface, or you can drink in an observation tower 32 meters…

The independent wine republic of Kraví Hora

If you cross the river on the northern edge of village Bořetice, you will also be crossing a state border. You won´t end up in Austria or Slovakia, though. You will enter the Independent Federal Republic of Kraví Hora, a tiny wine-making republic. This miniature country has its own flag, national anthem, currency, government and…

Planning a wine holiday in Moravia

Moravia is full of wine. There are vineyards everywhere you look and there tend to be dozens of winemakers in every small village. So how do you choose where to go? Which places do you visit? Which wines do you taste? We know that planning a wine holiday can be difficult, so here are a…

The best Czech winery of the year 2015

Two weeks ago the winners of ‘Winery of the Year’ awards were announced. The award for the best Czech winery of the year 2015 (Vinařství roku) went to Zámecké vinařství Bzenec, which ended up being the overall winner of the competition, as well as of the public vote. ‘Vinařství roku‘ (Winery of the Year) is an…

Pálava – the original Czech wine

Pálava is probably the most characteristic Czech wine variety that I can think of. Not only because it is one of the most popular wine varieties in the country, but also because it was originally cultivated in the Czech Republic by a Moravian winemaker and named after a local hill. On top of that, Pálava…

It is white and blue and it stores wine

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…