Mikulov is at the centre of the Moravian wine country and is located 3 hours from Prague and 1 hour from Vienna by car. It’s a charming historical town surrounded by the white chalky Pálava Hills and adorned with a stunning hilltop Renaissance chateau.
The Moravian wine region is spread over 17 thousands hectares and is responsible for 96% of the wines produced in the Czech Republic. Its warm, dry climate is perfect for producing outstanding white wines with an interesting range of aromas and fresh acids. The lime rich soil is responsible for minerality typical in wines.
White wine varieties make up about 80% of the region’s vineyards. The most common varieties are Grüner Veltliner, Müller Thurgau, Welschriesling and Riesling. Blaufränkisch and Saint Laurent represent blue varieties.
The region is located at around the 49th parallel, the same as the wine-growing region of Champagne or the best wine-growing regions of Germany.
Wine growing in this region has been reliably traced back to the ancient Romans, who started growing wine here in 2nd century AD.
Moravia is an international treasure and is the best preserved region of the Czech Republic. It’s a land renowned for the heartiness and hospitality of its people, excellent Moravian cuisine and an abundance of folklore traditions. Come and see for yourself!