A tour through the unique cellars of Chateau Valtice

Decades ago, a famous movie director threw a party in the wine cellars of CHÂTEAU VALTICE. Perhaps the party guests thought that the already impressive cellars weren’t special enough yet, so they decorated the wine barrels with nice drawing, wine-related proverbs and women unfriendly jokes. You can still see these drawings from 1971, and a lot…

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…

Our visit to the 2016 Wine Salon

As the new top 100 for 2017 is being picked these days, we are thinking about our latest visit to the Wine Salon, a great place to get acquainted with the Moravian and Czech wine scene. The Wine Salon of the Czech Republic is a collection of the 100 best Moravian and Czech wines for…

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…

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…