Moravia, Czech Republic

Moravia, Czech Republic’s wine area, is located in the South East part of this charming Central European country. It is easily reachable with direct flights to nearby airports and local transport. On top of the local culture Moravia stands out because of people’s warmth and hospitality. Moravians like to show off the culture, music, tasty food and are very proud of their world - this little known gem hidden in their wine. Life slows down here. It is very relaxed and addictive, taking you back to the time of your nana’s kitchen and safe atmosphere but with all modern life standards and infrastructure. Moravian wine speaks out with its unique...
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Moravia, Czech Republic’s wine area, is located in the South East part of this charming Central European country. It is easily reachable with direct flights to nearby airports and local transport.

On top of the local culture Moravia stands out because of people’s warmth and hospitality. Moravians like to show off the culture, music, tasty food and are very proud of their world - this little known gem hidden in their wine.

Life slows down here. It is very relaxed and addictive, taking you back to the time of your nana’s kitchen and safe atmosphere but with all modern life standards and infrastructure.

Moravian wine speaks out with its unique soil and the people who give it its authentic signature.

On 16.8 hectares of vineyards, home to 312 small villages and towns there are over 54 types of vine grown. All 4 seasons contribute to slowly cultivate aromatic complex wines. Experience spices, tropical, fruity or floral flavors and aromas like nowhere else.

Despite Moravian wine being little known, there are Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc 2014 and Sylvaner winning 2015 Vin du Monde for the second year consecutive.

The sparkling wine, Louis Girardot, made a triumphant entry in Israel’s world wine competition being awarded with gold. Can you imagine that Champagne trailed behind? Being part of Central Europe’s wine regions and developing a stronger influence challenging the old world wine empires makes Moravians very proud.

WHY GO?

  • To taste world winning white wines - Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner
  • Moravian beauty and elegance of UNESCO protected Chateau Valtice & Chateau Lednice with its Salon du Vin home to the top 100 award winning Moravian wines.
  • Beautiful lakes and countryside including the UNESCO protected Palavian hills
  • Great food and wine all year round
  • Wine and other cultural festivals with colourful traditional costumes, parades, music and dancing
  • Moravian wine, beer and locally produced fruit brandies ( e.g. Slivovice)  make you curious and jolly.
  • Burcak (pronounced Burchak) - lightly fermented grape juice cannot be tasted anywhere else and is available only in the harvest season in September. For the best try samples directly from the wine cellars.
  • Roasted St Martin’s goose with young wines during St Martin’s week festival from November 11th.
  • Wine alleys- traditional wine cellars streets in the picturesque villages with quaint architecture and lively atmosphere are open July-September in most of villages.

WHEN TO GO AND FOR HOW LONG?

  • Culture and wine season is from July until mid October
  • Wine and outdoor activities golf, cycling, walking, from May to October.
  • For romance, relaxing at the spa or to enjoy a candle lit dinner and wine, surrounded by sound and warmth of log fire, the best time is from late November till April or January-February with a bit of snow. 
  • To really enjoy all the great value opportunities Moravia offers a minimum stay of 5 days is recommended.

WHERE TO GO?

  • Follow your instinct or the locals. You are never far from good wine, great restaurants, old stories, beautiful Chateaus, villas or relaxed forests and lakes in European style and elegance.
  • Cross-shaped old monastery cellars, over 300 years old can be found in Valtice, Satov, Primetice and in many other villages on a smaller scale.
  • The Blue Mountains are famous for red wines and bodied whites growing on local rich soil in Kobyli, Velke Pavlovice, Boretice.
  • The beautiful monastery in Znojmo and the nearby 10th best European vineyard called Sobes with famous minerals and dry Pinot Blanc. They also won Vin du Monde with Sylvaner in 2015. Fancy to check if Burgundy can produce better Pinots’? This place could remind you a bit of Machu Picchu. Oh, what a fantasy!
  • It is not only the Jewish history in the picturesque town of Mikulov but also several festivals and wine competitions. If you are interested in astronomy and magic this was the birth place of powerful “Golem” and other medieval stories.
  • Brno is the gastronomic equivalent of “paradise”.  A vibrant, cosmopolitan and exciting city with its café culture, theaters, museums, cocktail bars, bistros’ fresh and trendy food with a great selection of restaurants promoting local and international cuisine next to Moravian wines.
  • Chateau Austerlitz is offering historical battle re-enactments, festivals and food in traditional restaurants in Napoleonic style.
DON'T MISS!
  • Open wine cellars in wine villages- cycle along wine cellars  and visit hundreds of independent winemakers in different villages from June to September.
  • Znojmo, Mikulov or Hradiste historical wine festivals - second week in September
  • The unique taste of burcak - lightly fermented grape juice - best in September
  • St Martin goose and young wine festival- great food and different side of wine (November 11th)
  • Austerlitz battle re-enactments - Napoleonic festival (December), Napoleon’s birthday celebration and wine festival (August)


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