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…

Wines from the Prague Botanical Garden

I´m normally not a big fan of botanical gardens, being able to recognize only the most common of plants. If a botanical garden has its own vineyard, though, it becomes more interesting. And if it produces wines from the locally grown grapes and sells them in a wine shop within the garden itself, then I´m…

Wine drinkers in the land of beer

With our wine rack getting dangerously empty and the last week of summer ahead of us, we decided to take one last (wine) holiday this year. As writers of a blog dedicated to Czech wine, we naturally headed to the Czech Republic, but this time we chose to explore the areas of the country that…