In the last few decades Prague has returned to the ancient traditions of wine-making and vines are cultivated in revived vineyards. So, if you want to discover and taste true rarities, these are the places to visit, because such wines aren’t normally available in shops.
St. Clare’s Vineyard
While visiting terraces of the St. Clare’s Vineyard you will catch spectacular views of the city panorama. You can easily get there by buying a ticket for the Prague Botanical Garden as the protected vineyard forms one of its exhibits. An educational trail leads through the vineyard and there is a wine shop in the vineyard lodge in the middle of the vineyard, where you can both sample and buy the local product. Every September there is a Vintage takes place including an exhibition of grapes and tastings of sparkling young wine and wine.
St. Wenceslas Vineyard
There is also a St. Wenceslas Vineyard located at Prague Castle. Several years ago the vineyard, on the eastern hillsides of Prague Castle was renewed. It is freely accessible and is talked about as the oldest vineyard in Bohemia, founded by St. Wenceslas at the beginning of the 10th century. Only two varieties of grape, Riesling and Pinot noir, are cultivated in the vineyard itself, with several dozen other varieties cultivated along the viewing path. In the lower part of the vineyard the Villa Richter and the Piano Nobile restaurant is located, where wine-lovers are welcomed with specially-prepared, thematic menus and social events.
Another place where you can enjoy a glass of wine right in the middle of the vineyard is Grobovka (Grobe’s Villa) located on the steep hillsides of the Nusle Valley. You can enjoy your glass both inside and outside on the lookout terrace.
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