Czech and Moravian Wines

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by magan, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. magan

    magan Well-Known Member

    The beginnings of viniculture date back to the 9th century AD. Svatovaclavska (St. Wenceslas) has the oldest tradition. The largest part of wine production is made up by white wines, followed by red wines and then sparkling wines. The CR has two wine growing regions, in Bohemia and Moravia. The widest-ranging vineyards were those belonging to the lover of quality wine Rudolf II. We can mention some well-known labels, such as the white wines Veltlinske Zelene, Tramin Cerveny, Müller-Thurgau, Rulandske Bile and Sede, and the red wines Frankovka, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rulandske Modre, Svatovavrinecke and Modry Portugal. In the warm and fertile South of Moravia a whole host of wine-growing regions can be found. Znojmo and Mikulov in Breclavsko and Brenec and Straznice in Hodoninsko are the most well-known. It is said that soldiers of the Roman Emperor Mark Aurelius started cultivating the first wine here. You can taste for yourself how the range of wines with different tastes has developed since this time during a visit to a wine cellar or a traditional wine celebration.

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