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  • The best from the wine

    tourism in Bohemia,

    calendar of wine events 2013

    LAND OF WINE2013

  • www.vinazcech.cz

    www.wineofczechrepublic.czCONTENT

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Varieties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Year with wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Classifi cation of wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Glossary of basic wine tasting terms . . . . . . . 9Service certifi cation in wine tourism . . . . . . 10The best from wine tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Wine experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17To top it all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Which way (Tips for trips) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20What and when (Wine events) . . . . . . . . . . 21List of wineries, wine cellars and wine stores . 22Calendar of wine events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28List of information centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

  • WELCOME TO BOHEMIA

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    with a tower in the shape of a wine glass, a stroll through the places where patient granny St. Ludmila taught her grandson St. Vclav how to grow grapes and make wine, the vineyards not large in area, but with a rich collection of locally grown varieties, a charming countryside of Polab guarded by the steep cones of the esk Stedoho Mountains, historic cellars, wine presses, colourful traditions of vintage festivals and especially you can look forward to wine because what would wine tourism be without wine-tasting?We would like to make your way to Bohemian wine easier with the help of the following pages. We will introduce you to the ways of wine throughout Czech history. You will find out what is grown and where, you can choose from a list of the most interesting wine destinations, and last but not least we will give a clear direction to your journeys in the off er of programmes for one-day or longer trips. Of course, we mustnt forget about the wine events, contacts to some wine-makers and selected information centres; their lists can be found at the end of the publication.

    Every name of a town, vineyard or a village in the Bohemia wine-growing region resembles a trip through the centuries. They often have a royal sound and glitter indeed after all who doesnt know Prague, Mlnk, Litomice or Kutn Hora? However, if we want to see the wine places of interest we have to travel also to other less important and often almost forgotten nooks. Therefore, come with us and listen to the story of Bohemian wine-growing.The basic rule when travelling through the Bo-hemia wine-growing region is: dont compare! Forget about the extensive Moravian vineyards, narrow streets with wine cellars, press rooms with their facades decorated by the typical ornaments and historic wine presses, which are scattered as monuments by the village greens and crossroads in the south-Moravian wine-growing villages. There is nothing like that in Bohemia. Travelling along the local wine places of interest often re-

    sembles a detective search, on the other hand you will only need a few weekends to see the best and not a whole life as in Moravia.The second rule: dont get misled by the names of the wine-growing sub-regions. Vineyards and other destinations of wine tourism are found not only around Litomice and Mlnk, but also around Most or Kada, in Prague and Karltejn, or even as far as the upper flow of the Labe, in eastern-Bohemian Kuks. Often you will see street names like Vinin (Wine) and Hroznov (Grape), names of quarters like Vinohrady (Vineyards) or lo-cal names like Pod vinikou (Below the vineyard) or Za vinikou (Behind the vineyard) and you will know that once there must have been something connected with wine. Unfortunately, the majority of these places were worn badly already many years ago and the only thing left is a name con-nected with wine. What can you look forward to? For instance the renovated medieval vineyard terraces where once again vine grows, the house

    THE WINE-GROWING REGION BOHEMIA

    The vineyards of Bohemia belong to the most northern vineyards of European viticulture. 72 winegrowing municipalities, 152 vineyard tracks and 164 wine-growers can be found here. The region is divided into two sub-regions Mlnick and Litomick. A total of 662 hectares of vine-yards situated in both of the sub regions of the Bohemia region represent 4 % of all registered vineyards in the Czech Republic.The Mlnick sub-region (42 municipalities, 92 wine-growers, 360 ha vineyards) does not include only Mlnk and its vicinity, but also smaller vine-yards in Prague and around Kutn Hora, Bentky nad Jizerou, Kralupy nad Vltavou, Beroun and Slan. Most vineyards lie on soil with a calcic subsoil or gravel-sand alluvium. Soils are lighter, warm and provide excellent conditions for grow-ing blue varieties. The wine growers already knew this in the Middle Ages and concentrated mainly on the cultivation of the variety Rulandsk modr (Pinot Noir). The biggest areas are planted with the varieties Mller Thurgau and Ryzlink rnsk (Riesling), Svatovavineck (St. Laurent), Modr Portugal (Blauer Portugieser).The Litomick sub-region (30 municipalities, 54 wine-growers, 293 ha of vineyards) stretches to the vicinity of Litomice, Most, Roudnice nad Labem, Kada, st nad Labem and Louny. The greatest trade rival of Mlnk on the Labe was always Litomice. In the Middle Ages after Prague it was the second largest wine-growing town in Bohemia. The majority of vineyards lie on the southern slopes of the esk stedoho Mountains, on the dark soil of effl oresced basalt, which give the wines distinct mineral overtones. The most frequent varieties include Mller Thur-gau, Riesling, Rulandsk ed (Pinot Gris) and Rulandsk bl (Pinot Blanc), the blue varieties are especially represented by St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser and Zweigelt.

  • HISTORY

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    CRYSTALEX CZ B.Egermanna 634, 473 01 Novy Bor www.crystalex.cz

    Wine growing probably spread to Bohemia from Great Moravia. According to an ancient legend the first barrel of good Moravian wine came to Bohe-mia in the year 892, when the Great Moravian Duke Svatopluk sent it to the Bohemian Duke Boivoj and his wife Ludmila for celebration of the birth of their son Spytihnv. Ludmila and her husband converted to Christianity and according to chronicles especially the Duchess was its active sup-porter. In order to provide wine for the church she initiated planting the fi rst vine-yards. They were created around Prague, Litomice and Mlnk the place of origin of Ludmila as daughter of the ruler of the Povan tribe. As wine was made espe-cially for sacred purposes, the beginnings of Bohemian viticulture were controlled by church institutions monasteries, the Vyehrad and Litomice chapters, Prague bishopric and of course the ruler, as wine couldnt miss on his richly set tables. The oldest proof about the existence of Bohemian viticulture is the founding deed of the Litomice chapter from 1057, mentioning the foun-dation to the church of St. Stephan and a donation of vineyards together with wine-growers. Further important development dates back to the reign of Charles IV, who issued several privileges and codes for the support of the local wine-growers. In 1358 the Emperor issued an ordinance that ordained royal towns to plant vineyards. The burghers, who didnt respect it, had to pass suitable land to those who were interested in planting the vineyards. As every wine-grower didnt have to pay any tax for twelve years, no wonder that besides traditional localities grapes started to be grown also around Kada, atec, Most and Vysok Mto, around slav and Turnov, near esk Krumlov, Chlumec u Tebon, Hlubok and many other places. The Emperor also appointed a controller to watch the rules the so called perkmistr of the Prague vineyard mountains.

    To protect the local wines from foreign competition there was an ordination that between St. Havel Day (October 16) and St. Georges Day (April 24) only Czech wine could be sold.The period of the Hussite Wars meant a partial de-cline, however, it was only a short time. At the begin-ning of the 16th century the vineyards in Bohemia

    covered an area of around 1,000 ha and at the end of the century during the reign of Emperor Rudolf II viticulture experienced its golden age; vineyards grew up to circa 4,000 ha. The Thirty Years War and the following period meant a blight on Bohemia, as the Protestant wine-growers had to emigrate and a large part of vineyards and wineries ended in long-term crisis. The enterprising burghers were replaced by the rural manor wineries, and so in 1756 the area of vineyards increased to 3,336 ha. At the end of the 19th century the Bohemian vineyards were attacked by phylloxera, an insect destroying the plant root system. The so far unknown vine diseases perono-spora and oidium appeared. They destroyed entire vineyards and from the original 2,600 ha the area of vineyards dropped down to a mere 690 ha in 1895.During the 20th century the area practically didnt change and presently the vineyards cover circa 660 hectares.

  • VARIETIES

    LAND OF WINE

    The wines of this ancient aris-tocratic variety from the Ger-man area along the Rhine River are considered to be the king of wines and wine of kings. Wines outstand with a delicate aroma resembling l i n d e n b l osso m , h o n e y o r apricots.

    Ryzlink rnsk(Riesling)

    The most frequent red va-riety in the Czech Republic providing velvety bright dark red wines of harmonic taste, smell ing of a sour cherr y, black currant or prune, with a distinct and full taste.

    Svatovavineck(St. Laurent)

    A variety frequent in all north-ern wine- growing areas in Europe and overseas. Wines of a green yellow colour and Muscatel fruity aroma with tones of grapefruit or peach are best young and fresh.

    Mller Thurgau(Mller Thurgau)

    A classical Burgundy variety Pinot noir got to the Mlnk region thank s to Emp eror Charles IV. Wines of a light ruby up to brick red colour smell of strawberr y, black-berry or red cherry, they can be stored for a long time.

    Rulandsk modr(Pinot Noir)

    Harmonic wines from a va-riet y with a French origin, spread all over the world, are usually full-bodied, smooth and have a long aftertaste. In the honey sweet aroma you can discover orange tones.

    Rulandsk ed(Pinot Gris)

    Classical variet y of French origin, spread over whole Eu-rope, gives elegant wines with a gentle aroma of fl owers. In mature wine you can discover an aroma of pears, bread crust and hazelnuts.

    Rulandsk bl(Pinot Blanc)

    NATIONAL WINE CENTREZmek 1 691 42 Valtice

    tel.: +420 519 352 744 tel./fax: +420 519 352 072e-mail: salonvin@vinarskecentrum.cz

    narodni@vinarskecentrum.czwww.salonvin.cz www.vinarskecentrum.cz

    Come and experience something special with the best wines from Moravia

    and Bohemia. Permanent wine-tasting exhibition of the Wine Salon of the Czech

    Republic in the Valtice Chateau.

    In addition to routine work in the vineyard, wine mak-ers evaluate wines, discuss them and take part in local and regional wine exhibi-tions. Most of the wine has already been treated and is prepared for bottling.

    April

    The wineries prepare for the upcoming harvest. In-spection in the vineyard is full of expectations. In ideal weather conditions the fi rst harvest can start at the end of August.

    AugustBy pruning the shoots and excess grapes wine grow-ers reduce the load on the vine plants and save their energy for the production of healthy fruit. It is neces-sary to weed and spray the vineyard.

    July

    While some young wines are already fermenting in cellars, late-season varie-ties are just harvested. Wine growers watch over the grapes intended for ice wine production.

    October

    In the winery, wine mak-ers treat and rack wine; some young wines are already prepared for the Christmas table. The fi rst young wines are blessed on November 11, St. Mar-tins day.

    NovemberA beautiful time when the wine maker and his friends can raise glasses of young sparkling wine. The year-long toil was worth it and now it is time to meditate on life and to plan the future.

    December

    Spring in the vineyard starts with ploughing the soil that protected indi-vidual vine plants in win-ter. The soil is cultivated, shoots are tied to the wire support, and other small tasks are carried out.

    March

    YEAR WITH WINE

    Machines are maintained, plants obtained for plant-ing. Wine is racked into smaller barrels, empty barrels are washed and treated. In the vineyard, it is necessary to fi nish the pruning.

    February

    The vegetation period be-gins after lush blossom-ing shoots appear. Wine growers tuck in the sum-mer shoots and remove the lateral shoots.

    JuneWine growers treat young vines and fight the pests by careful spraying. They hope for a lot of sun so the vineyards will finish blos-soming successfully. It is necessary to cultivate the soil and remove the weeds.

    May

    The grape harvest is the most important part of the wine growers year. The schedule of the har-vesting of both early and late-season varieties is determined according to weather.

    September

    If the weather is nice, work in the vineyard starts with vine pruning which usu-ally ends in February. In the winery, wine is being prepared for bottling it is treated.

    January

    National Wine CentreZmek 1, 691 42 Valtice, Czech Republic

    tel./fax: +420 519 352 072e-mail: narodni@vinarskecentrum.cz

    www.vinarskecentrum.cz

    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ORGANISED

    IN THE NATIONAL WINE CENTRE

    The ABC of wine-tasting

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    Modern winemaker

    Training and selection of expert sensory assessors for sensory analysis of wine in agreement

    with SN ISO 8586-2

    Terms of courses can be found atwww.vinarskecentrum.cz

    in the section Courses and seminars.

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    GLOSSARY OF BASIC WINE TASTING TERMSWine aroma natural substances contained in wine that can be detected by the senses during smell and taste examination.

    Barrique oak barrel used for wine maturing to gain typical aroma and taste.

    Bouquet sum of aromas resulting from matura-tion of wine in barrels and bottles.

    Cuve wine made from two or more varieties or vintages.

    Decantation separation of clear wine in a bottle from the depot (sediment) by pouring it into a de-canter or a diff erent vessel.

    Aftertaste total impression in the mouth after swallowing the wine.

    Extract substances that remain after evaporation of water and alcohol. Amount of extract varies de-pending on variety, vintage and ripeness of grapes.

    Bottle maturity after bottling, the wine further develops to optimum maturity, depending on va-riety, quality class, storage temperature as well as both quality and length of corks.

    Persistence the length of aftertaste, i.e. how long the taste perception lasts after swallowing wine.

    Cream of tartar precipitates in the reaction of tartaric acid with potassium or sodium during must fermentation or in bottled wine, means no fault.

    Residual sugar sugar that does not ferment into alcohol and remains in the wine.

    SOMMELIER COURSETwo-week course for staff in

    gastronomy, business, wine experts as well as wine lovers

    FOUR-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL

    COURSE ABOUT WINE

    I. CadetComprehension of wine consequences

    II. Wine-growing in CRWine-growing and wine-making in CR

    III. Wine-growing in the worldWorld wine-growing overview

    IV. Special technology, innovation and visions

    Tokay, port wine etc., news and future

    WINE ACADEMY VALTICEtel./fax: +420 519 352 083

    mobil: +420 774 145 437, 774 145 435vin.akad@telecom.cz

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    CLASSIFICATION OF WINES MADE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    VNO (WINE)The lowest wine category made from grapes grown in any EU country.

    ZEMSK VNO (REGIONAL WINE)Wines made from local grapes only, with a mini-mum of 14 NM of sugar content that can bear a label stating the area of origin, vintage and grape variety.

    JAKOSTN VNO... (QUALITY WINE)Wine made from local grapes, grape mush or must with a minimum of 15 NM. Wine must be produced in the wine-growing area of the origin of grapes. It can be marked by the statement:

    ...odrdov (Quality varietal wine)Wine made from the grapes or grape must com-bine at most 3 vine varieties listed in the State vari-ety list or varieties permitted in the EU.

    ...znmkov (Quality branded wine)Wine produced by combining grapes, grape must or wines according to a constant formula.

    JAKOSTN VNO S PVLASTKEM... (QUALITY PREDICATE WINE...)Grapes must meet all requirements for the pro-duction of quality wines and come from one wine-growing sub-region. No beet or any other sugar can be added to the must. Wines of higher degrees are intended especially for festive occasions or storage.

    kabinetn vno (Kabinett wine)Light, dry wines pleasant to drink made from grapes of 19 NM of sugar content.

    pozdn sbr (Late harvest)Quality dry or semidry wines made from grapes harvested with 21 NM of sugar content.

    vbr z hrozn (Selection from grapes, Auslese)Full extractive wines with a higher alcohol content and sometimes also a higher residual sugar con-tent made from very ripe grapes with min. 24 NM of sugar content.

    vbr z bobul (Selection from berries, Beerenauslese)Full-bodied and extractive, semi-sweet or sweet wine is produced from grapes that matured for a long time in the vineyard and reached the sugar content at least 27 NM.

    ledov vno (Ice wine)Rare, very sweet wine made by pressing frozen grapes harvested at a temperature of minimum 7 C, the must of which has to have at least 27 NM of sugar content. Grapes must not defrost during pressing. Thus, part of the water stays in berries in the form of ice crystals and the pressed must is very concentrated.

    slmov vno (Straw wine)Aromatic sweet wines made from well-ripened grapes that are dried on straw or reed mats or hung-up in a well-ventilated space for at least 3 months after harvest. This causes water to evapo-rate from berries and extractive substances to con-centrate in the juice. The must has to reach at least 27 NM of sugar content. You can already press af-ter 2 months, if the sugar content of the must has reached at least 32 NM.

    vbr z cibb (Selection from raisins, Trockenbeerenauslese)Very extractive, sweet and rare wine made from grapes with minimum 32 NM of sugar content. Thanks to an extremely long period of ripening, berries in these grapes usually turned into raisins.

    WINE OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATION(V. O. C., VOC)A wine category that harks back to the appellation principle introduced by the Wine Act No. 321/2004 Coll. The wine is made from the varieties typical for the region. The wine has to have a character of the given region and comply with the VOC rules.

    Wine classification system in the Czech Republic is based on ripeness of grapes determined by measuring the sugar content in grape juice at the time of harvest. The NM abbreviation stands for degrees of the standardized mustmeter; 1 degree corresponding to 1 kilogram of natural sugar in 100 litres of must.

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    www.vinazcech.cz/certifi kace

    Certifi cation generally is a mark of reaching certain quality level, measurable with the help of defi ned crite-ria. In tourism certifi cation is a clue for everybody who expects and seeks good quality of services. An enamel tablet with the logo Vna z ech or Vna z Moravy Certifi kace vinask turistiky (Wines from Bohemia or Wines from Moravia Wine Tourism Certifi cation) now marks 133 facilities in wine tourism and represents the top class of services. The facilities will get advantages in presentation on a national level. It is an opportunity to set the quality standard even higher and show the best that is in our wine and skills of our wine-makers.

    Objective of certifi cation

    The purpose of certification is to increase the quality of services in wine tourism and reach a level comparable with the off er of wine tourism in other wine-growing regions in Europe. The certification objective is to mark the facilities that, thanks to the quality of products and services as well as the historic or architectural value of the buildings, represent the best of wine tourism in the wine-growing regions Moravia and Bohemia.

    Certifi cation procedure

    Certifi cation is processed by the selection of a fa-cility according to defi ned criteria. The facilities are divided into fi ve categories: winery, wine cellar, wine store, restaurant with wine and accommodation with wine theme. Each category has individual criteria. For the facilities that involve more types of operation, it is possible to do the advantageous common certifi ca-tion. The owner or keeper of the facility sends a writ-ten application for certifi cation to the National Wine Centre. In 2008 pilot certifi cations were carried out free of charge. Starting from 2009 the price of certifi -cation is published in price lists. The certifi cation proc-ess is completed by signing the contract between the facility and the National Wine Centre. The facility pays a yearly fee for usage of the certifi cate label.

    Certifi cation criteria require:

    enterprise in the given fi eld according to legisla-tion valid

    hygiene and cleanliness requirements relation to the traditional wine culture, historic

    value or uniqueness of the facility required extent and quality of services and a pro-

    portion of wine assortment made from grapes grown in CR

    The criteria also require classifi cation of the wines offered and presentation of wines from the given wine-growing sub-region. The fulfi lment of certifi -

    cation criteria is assessed by a person with written authorization from the National Wine Centre. The board of evaluators then definitively gives a final verdict the certifi cation granting, or suggestions for repair of imperfections.

    Information, application for certifi cation and other documents necessary for certifi cation are available at www.vinazmoravy.cz/certifi kacewww.vinazcech.cz/certifi kace

    Categories for service certifi cation in wine tourism in the wine-grow-ing regions in CR

    I. Wineries

    Defi nition of a winery: A wine producer registered at Wine Fund and KZZ, which sells at least 3 wines with the approval of SZPI (CAFIA) classification or complying with conditions of the VOC appellation system. It off ers retail of own wine directly in a cellar, company shop or any other suitable premises. Wines off ered have to be made from grapes grown in CR.

    II. Wine cellars

    Defi nition of a wine cellar: An operator off ers a sit-ting area in a wine cellar or above it and sells either wines produced by himself or another producer made from grapes grown in CR. The facility has to have a bathroom. An off er involves homemade or supplied cold or hot cuisine. A wine cellar off ers su-pervised wine-tasting and other programmes. A building part of the wine cellar including facade, surfaces, doors and windows is not degraded by un-suitable elements and materials. A wine cellar is for example a historic building, sensitive reconstruction or quality modern architecture.

    III. Wine stores

    Defi nition of a wine shop: A wine shop is a special-ised shop that offers especially bottled wine from prevailing producers from CR. It also off ers supervised wine-tasting for the public (regularly or by order), or other programmes and provides information to visi-tors about wine, wine growing and wine tourism.A wine shop has separate and self-contained opera-tional premises; it is not a passageway or any other way improperly connected with functionally diff er-ent premises.

    IV. Restaurant with wine

    Definition of a restaurant with wine (including wine bars): A restaurant offers an assortment of quality meals and a suffi ciently wide choice of wines produced by local wine makers from grapes grown in CR. An operator guarantees qualified staff and suitable equipment for cultivated wine consump-tion. Kitchen is during the serving of hot meals in full operation without limits, it enables serving meals from a menu and to order within usual time (max. 40 min.).

    V. Accommodation with wine theme

    Defi nition of accommodation with wine topics: Rural and town accommodation directly connected with a wine cellar, winery, restaurant with wine and so on. An operator provides also information about services of wine makers and wine tourism in the region.Rooms for accommodation are at maximum four bedded. Hygienic background (min. shower, WC and washbasin) can be shared max. by 2 rooms. Capacity of an individual accommodation facility is max. 50 beds.

    SERVICE CERTIFICATION IN WINE TOURISM

    The above standard accentuation of the certifi ed facility on the web www.vinazmoravy.cz, www.vinazcech.cz, www.wineofczechrepublic.cz in the address book of wineries, wine cellars and wine stores, in the section Wine and tourism and on the interactive map.

    The main promotion tool is the tourist guide The best from wine tourism in South Moravia and The best from wine tourism in Bohemia, which contains an address book of wineries, wine cellars and wine stores with marked certifi ed facilities and a text part about certifi cation.

    The certifi ed facilities are considered to be the elite subjects of wine tourism. The National Wine Centre and the Environmental Partnership prefer these facilities when organising excursions with journalists and in the off er of tourist destinations to the end customers.

    Promotion of certifi ed facilities is carried out with the help of cooperating media, especially the PR Agency of the Wine Fund CR.

    The facilities are marked with the enamel tablets with the logo Vna z Moravy / Wines from Moravia or Vna z ech / Wines from Bohemia and the Czech and English heading Certifi kace vinask turis-tiky / Wine Tourism Certifi cation (the tablet has to be visibly displayed on the certifi ed facility).

    THE CERTIFIED FACILITIES RECEIVE ADVANTAGES AS FOLLOWS:

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    PRAGUE Choose any direction after traveling around the Bohemian wine region and you prob-ably will not be able to avoid Prague. People from all over the world visit it for its beauty. Above one of the windows of the Old Town Hall since 1518 is the inscription Praga caput regni Prague head of the kingdom, known as Golden Prague and Prague of a hundred spires. What should you defi nitely not miss?Prague Castle monumental palace complex, churches, chapels, courtyards, squares and streets, with the Cathedral of St. Vtus, a symbol of more than a millennia of Czech state develop-ment. Todays Czech presidential seat.(www.hrad.cz)The Royal Route route through Pragues historical centre, future Czech kings coronation route to the cathedral.

    The Powder Tower monumental entrance to the Old Town, a Gothic structure built in 1475 by Matj Rejsek. The permanent exhibition across the centuries of weapons and armour.Old Town Square and Old Town Hall with As-tronomical Clock the oldest Gothic part of the complex, an observation tower and bay-window chapel decorate the astronomical clock from the early 15th century. Open every hour 9.0021.00.

    Charles Bridge Pragues oldest bridge from the 14th century with unique baroque sculptures. The Old Town Bridge Tower with magnificent prospects is the most beautiful Gothic gateway of Europe. All about the bridge and surroundings can be found in the Museum of Charles Bridge, Kovnick Square 3. (www.muzeumkarlovamostu.cz)Kampa a romantic island with picturesque houses and a central oval square, separated by ertovka, from the Mal Strana. The group of houses where ertovka fl ows is known as Prague Venice.Malostransk gardens five interconnected Baroque gardens on the southern slope of Prague Castle. The terraces with open views to the magical centre of Prague, in the summer months concerts and social events take place in the garden. (www.palacovezahrady.cz)The Jewish Quarter the Jewish museum off ers a group of important Jewish sites of European importance, exhibitions, tours of individual build-ings (Maiselova, Pinkas, Old-New, Spanish and Klaus Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Ceremonial Hall). (www.zidovskemuzeum.cz)Vyehrad the legendary seat of the fi rst Czech princes, now a Baroque citadel with the Ro-manesque rotunda of St. Martin and the Gothic church of St. Peter and Paul. More than 600 fi gures from the Czech nation are buried in the Vyehrad cemetery. (www.praha-vysehrad.cz)Petn a hill with a 60 metre high lookout tower in the style of the Paris Eiff el Tower, a mirror maze, observatory, orchards, gardens and restaurants.The Zoological Garden the oldest domestic zoo. Cable car, train, playgrounds, restaurants, and steamboat from the City Centre. (www.zoopraha.cz)www.praguewelcome.cz

    VINEYARD ST. KLRA IN PRAGUETROJA a listed vineyard with 3.5 ha is part of the Botanical Garden of Prague. Mainly white grape varieties are grown there Riesling, Mller Thurgau, Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Moravian Muscat and Pinot Gris, and from blue variety Blauer Portugieser. A part of the area includes table grapes and a vineyard with collection of must and table varieties. The vineyard is decorated by a baroque house and chapel of St. Klra, which was built together with nearby castle Troja around 1680 by Vclav Vojtch of Sternberg. Wine can be purchased only in the wine store of St. Klra, which is located in the vineyard.www.botanicka.cz

    GRBOVKA VINEYARD AND THE VINEYARDS GAZEBO IN PRAGUE nice tradition kept in Pragues district Vinohrady. Loyal to its name it still grows wine on the slope above Boti. There is not a lot of it and wine from Grbovka is rather a rarity. You can try local young wine for example in Septem-ber during the traditional harvesting of grapes in Vinohrady. The vineyards are 1.7 ha on a steep slope where it is not possible to get the usual machinery. Riesling, Mller Thurgau, Pinot Gris and from blue va-rieties Blauer Portugieser, Pinot Noir, St. Laurent and Dornfelder are grown here. Regular wine tastings are held in the vineyard gazebo.www.vinicni-altan.cz

    VINEYARD OF ST. VCLAV IN THE PRAGUE CASTLE the patron of the Czech nation St. Vclav has had a new vineyard on the eastern edge of Prague Castle on the slope above Chotkova road, in a place which used to be called Opy, since 2008. Va-rieties Pinot Noir and Riesling are planted in an area of about 7 000 square metres, a show of other varieties grown in the Czech Republic lines the scenic route. Three restaurants off er a superb view of Mal Strana, Prague Castle and the Old Town to culinary lovers.www.villarichter.cz

    LITOMICE once the second largest wine-growing town in Bohemia. Deed of gift from 1057 of the Cathedral of St. tpn includes mention of the surrounding vineyards and wine and it is the oldest discovered written report of Czech wine yet. The towns historic centre, surrounded by Gothic walls,

    observation terraces and parks. The local gothic castle invites you to an exhibition of Czech vinicul-ture connected with tasting rooms, wine archive, conference hall and a lounge with a gothic chapel. The time when townspeople saved wine in cellars of their houses is recreated in the historic underground. Monastic wine cellars, Litomice, also follow this tra-dition. | www.litomerice.cz | www.gotickyhrad.cz

    V I T I C U LT U R E R E S E A R C H S TAT I O N I N KARLTEJN the station, founded in 1919, contin-ues the tradition of Karltejn wine. Bene Krabice from Weitmile mentioned in the Chronicles of Czech Purpose of Charles IV. the winerys founding on the slopes below the castle in 1384. You can visit the vineyard, where a collection of about 270 varieties is planted by arrangement. | www.vurv.cz

    MLNK the city at the confl uence of the Labe and Vltava is the centre of one of the northern Europe wine regions. Its landmarks are the castle, church of St. Peter and Paul, with famous ossuary, Nmst Mru with the Town Hall, and the former Capuchin monastery, seat of the regional museum with a small display of Czech viniculture. The seat of the Ji Lobkowicz Wine Cellars Mlnk invites you to the historic wine cellar exhibition in Mlnk castle. The castle interior and cellar tour is supplemented by a wine store with tasting. You can enjoy a very nice view of the vineyard from the castle restaurant. A small wine exhibition can be also seen in the Mlnk underground with a unique 54 m deep well,

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    which has a widest point of 4.543 m just above water level and is registered in the Czech Guinness Book of Records as the widest in the country.www.museum-melnik.cz | www.melnik.infowww.lobkowicz-melnik.cz

    ROUDNICE NAD LABEM the first written evidence of growing vines around Roudnice is from 1333, when the town belonged to Pragues bishops. The castle winery, belonging to the Lobkowicz fam-ily, has produced wine since 1603 and currently takes care of about 75 ha of vineyards on the slopes along the Labe and in Libchov. The most famous vineyard is in the Sovice in the Vetl and Brznek estates, writ-ten historical documents mentioned it in 1592.www.roudnicenl.czwww.lobkowiczke-vinarstvi-roudnice.cz

    MOST AND TERRACES ON HNVN the Hnvn hill rises above the city Most. On its peak once stood a royal castle. Castle ruins were romanti-cally modifi ed in the late 19th century and you will fi nd a tourist restaurant, lookout tower and observa-tory there today. The tradition of Mosts winery was restored in 1967 in the former state farm in Chrmce village, about 10 km southeast of the Most. Grape-vine, and has also proven by crop reclamation of

    dumps of the brown-coal mines, so you will find about 85 ha of new vineyards around Most. They even managed to re-plant basalt vineyard terraces on irok hill and the slopes of Hnvn. A rarity is the renewed Hnvn Celestial vineyard at Black Pine,

    where President Vclav Klaus with his wife planted the first seedlings of Riesling in March 2004. The small vineyard carries the name Livia in memory of this event. Czech Winery Chrmce takes care of a large part of the Most vineyards. The winery produces traditional varietal wines and kosher wine produced under the supervision of a rabbi, or wine for the Orthodox community in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A selection of the best wine is archived in the cellars of the displaced deans church, where tastings are held occasionally.www.imostecko.cz | www.ceske-vinarstvi.cz

    SECONDARY SCHOOL OF HORTICULTURE MLNK the fi rst wine school in Austria-Hungary with education in Czech was established in 1882, its current name is from 1992. Life of future winemakers revolves around the school farm Neuberk, which manages around 18 ha of vineyards and processes grapes in the school cellar Na Polab. Wine can be purchased directly from the cellar or in wine shops and restaurants in Mlnk and Prague.www.zas-me.cz

    VE LK E R NOSE K Y v ineyards around ernoseky are managed by ernoseck winery. The wine is produced and matured in the historic wine cellars, built around the year 1251 by the Cistercians. For groups of at least 10 people the winery offers wine tastings and cellar tours. Accommodation is available in the mansion. ernoseky vintage festival is held annually in September.www.velke-zernoseky.czwww.zernosecke-vinarstvi.cz

    VINEYARD OF ST. VCLAV ON CECEMN the history of Czech viniculture strode the hill between the town Vetaty and village Dsy according to legend. St. Ludmila founded one of the fi rst Czech vineyards on the southern slopes of Cecemn. Her grandson, St. Vclav, studied the secrets of wine production here, the patron of Czech winemakers. St. Vclav vineyard was recently restored, St. Ludmila is commemorated by a small chapel near the road to Cecemn from Dsy. | www.drisy.cz

    KUTN HORA as elsewhere Kutn Hora also owns a major credit in the development of wineries of the Church, namely the Cistercian monastery in

    Sedlec, founded in 1143. Kutn Hora wine cellars, which manage a system of organic viticulture, are trying to restore the wine tradition. The company store, tasting room and cellar management are based in St. Vorila monastery on the northern edge of the historic city centre. The grapevine is cultivated on 54 ha of vineyards on the tracks U vech svatch, Pod chrmem sv. Barbory, Nad kaplikou, U borku a Na pce. You can see diff erent ways of keeping vines and lesser-known varieties that our ancestors grew, such as Gold Riesling, Muscat, Sauvignon Gris, Chrupka white and red or White Traminer called Brynt, in the historic vineyards below St. Barbora cathedral and the Jesuit college in Kutn Hora.www.infocentrum.kh.cz | www.kutnahora.czwww.vinokutnahora.cz

    WINE EDUCATIONAL CYCLING ROUTE IN KUTN HORA the 6 km long circuit begins in Kutn Horas historic centre in Palack Square. A sign takes you through streets Vladislavova, Na Sion, Jiho z Podbrad and Zvonask and then on a gen-tle rise up Sukov hill (285 m) on the northern edge of town, where the most famous and most modern vineyards of Kutn Hora are situated. From there you can go back to the centre to St. Vorila monastery.www.vinokutnahora.cz

    LITOMICE WINE ROUTE circular 20 km long route begins in the historic centre of Litomice and runs along the river Labe to Velk ernoseky, then across the Labe, and then through the Oprensk valley to Lovosice. The way can be pleasantly short-ened by cruises, the cruise ship moors in three vil-lages along the route of the journey, in Litomice, Lovosice and Velk ernoseky.www.vinnastezka.cz

    CZECH WINES GALLERY IN KUKS to the re-motest places included in the Mlnk wine region, belongs the Nad zmkem vineyard, an area of 0.5 ha, restored in 2005. It is located in the village of Kuks, close to the baroque Hospital of Count pork with a unique collection of statues of virtues and vices from Maty Bernard Braun. Traditional Burgundian varieties Pinot Blanc, Gris and Noir, unique of the world seven hundred old bushes and almost for-gotten varieties of our ancestors Traminer White,

    nicknamed Brynt are planted here. You can also visit the sales gallery of Czech wines with an extensive collection of Bohemian wines from Litomice and Mlnk winemakers in the basement of the hospital or go to the vintage festival.www.zamekkuks.cz | www.vinobranikuks.cz

    KADA a dominant feature of the town is probably the longest preserved fortification wall in Bohemia with a gate, barbican and Gothic gate-house called Katova Street. Lovers of historys at-tention is drawn by the Franciscan monastery of the Fourteen Holy Helpers established in 1473, with well preserved Gothic vaults. A part of the monastery buildings is the Town Museum with mineralogical and archaeological exhibitions, exhibits of mining and mineral processing resources. Three tour circuits lead through the complex with a church, chapel of St. Jan Ktitel, Lobkowicz Crypt, the Way of the Cross and gardens. Kada was included among the wine-growing municipalities in 1998. The reason was that

    in the monastery gardens a vineyard was established covering an area of 0.5 ha, one of the northernmost wine-growing localities in Europe. The vineyard shows several types of vine training; you can also see a hop fi eld, bed of herbs and enclosure for goats and sheep. You can taste the wine during the traditional harvesting of grapes connected with the ritual of Closing the vineyard.www.mesto-kadan.cz | www.kultura-kadan.cz

  • The winery established in 1995 followed up the production of the Wine Cultivation Station in Velk ernoseky. Presently the ernoseky winery works on 31 hectares of vineyards on the wine-growing sites on southern, south-western and south-eastern slopes of the esk stedoho mountains in the wine-growing

    villages of Velk ernoseky, alhostice and Lovosice. The basic white varieties are Mller Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Traminer and Moravian Mus-cat, and the red varieties include Blauer Portugieser, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir and Dornfelder.After an extensive reconstruction of the chateau complex in Velk ernoseky the winery off ers wine tasting for groups of 12 up to 48 persons, before the wine tasting it is possible to visit historic wine cellars

    with comments about the wine-growing history of Velk ernoseky. Visitors can also order company parties with wine, directly in the chateau complex you can also find accommodation or you can rent the chateau premises for company celebrations, seminars, training courses or family celebrations. You can taste the wines from the ernoseky winery dur-ing various social occasions including the traditional vintage festival.

    ernoseck vinastv s.r.o.Velk ernoseky 1, 412 01 LitomiceTel.: +420 416 747 128 offi ce, salesMobil: +420 721 142 091 tasting, accommodatione-mail: info@zernosecke-vinarstvi.czwww.zernosecke-vinarstvi.cz

    INTERVIEW WINE EXPERIENCES

    ADAM PLACHETKAAdam Plachetka was born in Prague in 1985, where he attended the Prague Conservatory un-der Professor Ludk Lbl. He made his debut as a bass-baritone at the National Theatre in Prague

    in 2005. He has appeared in o p eras aro und the world, for example at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and at the Royal O p e r a H o u s e Co v e n t Garden in London. He has been a permanent member of the Ensemble Wiener Staatsoper since September 2010, where he has appeared as Dul-camara (Lelisir damore), G u g l i e l m o ( C o s f a n tutte), Figaro and Don Giovanni. He also per-forms with many Czech

    orchestras and Baroque ensembles. He is a laure-ate of competitions such as The International Antonin Dvorak Vocal Competition. He is currently preparing a new CD of Hndels oratorios.How did you get into opera singing? Was it your childhood dream to sing in famous op-eras around the world?Not really. I had sang in the Prague Philharmonic Childrens Choir at primary school, but I had a lot of other hobbies. I tried entering the conserva-tory more for fun, and it was a surprise for eve-rybody when I succeeded. Originally I thought that I will study the classics and then musicals, but once I started regularly going to the opera, all plans vanished. Opera completely got me and I can hardly imagine life without it now.Have you ever performed a character that was close to you or directly spoke from the soul? Which character would you still like to play?In my opinion it is more interesting to imple-ment on stage characters that are diff erent than performer in real life. A figure that would be similar to me would not represent such a chal-lenge. It makes our profession fun. I am lucky, the repertoire I enjoy I sing most of the time, so I am fulfi lling my wishes. Generally I probably prefer to go back to the music of Mozart and Hndel, especially the roles of Don Giovanni, Figaro and Guglielmo. Wishes for the future would be many. But I have to wait to see in which direction my voice develops.

    Wine and opera have always been closely linked. Is there any composer that inspired his composing over a glass of wine?Certainly plenty. I just mentioned Mozart, a known bohemian, I do not believe that the time in which he composed was an exception.How is it with your inspiration is a good Czech wine an allowed stimulus for you while studying characters?It is permitted, but only when listening or read-ing the score. It does not work well together with singing itself, because the vocal cords begin after drinking even the smallest amount of alcohol to function diff erently, or even stop working. Before a rehearsal it is not advisable to drink at all. Before the show it is also wise to keep away from wine the previous day.Do you feel to be an expert of Czech wine, despite your age or are you still just a fan?I will not say that I am an expert in any case. I recognize some varieties and know what I like. But thats all. Maybe sometime in the future will be more time to devote to wine in more detail. The whole process of production fascinates me. I had time to look at several cellars and chat with winemakers over the summer. It is alchemy for me, and it is beautiful to have an opportunity to peep into its kitchen.There are many beautiful places associated with wine in Prague. Where would you invite your friends for a nice walk and drink?I do not have much time for walks, but I can definitely recommend visiting the gazebo in the Grbovka vineyard in Vinohrady, a tour of Troja Castle with wines from nearby vineyards, St. Clare, or Prhonick park and sitting in his surroundings.You are currently commuting between Prague and Vienna. How and where do you prefer to spend your free time?I am mostly in Vienna in recent years I do not travel to Prague so often. I do not have much free time. When I need to relax I go - preferably in nature running or play badminton. And I like to taste a glass of wine in peace with friends at home.

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    ERNOSEKY WINERY

    WINE CELLARS KUTN HORAA young family winery with a seat in the Kutn Hora monastery of St. Ursula tries to recover extinct glory and a thousand-years-long tradition of wine grow-ing in the Kutn Hora region. The winery off ers local

    wines, quality and predicate wines including straw wines. As the only one in the Bohemia wine-growing region it uses the ecological agricultural system.In Kutn Hora and its environs grapes are grown on 54 ha of vineyards on the sites U vech svatch, Pod chrmem sv. Barbory, Nad kaplikou, U borku a Na pce, however, the winery participates in the development of Czech wine-growing with a few rarities. In 2005 the vineyard above the Kuks Chateau was re-established, which was so far known more as a pearl of peak Czech Baroque than a wine-growing village. A renewal of another historic vineyard below the church of St. Barbara and Jesuit College in Kutn

    Hora was offi cially started in April 2009. There you can see various methods of vine training as well as lesser known varieties, grown by our predecessors, e.g. Gold Riesling, Muscat, Sauvignon Gris, Chrupka white and red or white Traminer, also called Brynt.Wine cellars Kutn Hora off er wine tastings and wine archiving in the cellars in Jarom and Kutn Hora to lovers of wine and wine tourism. The services also include training courses for gastronomy or expert courses for companies and groups.

    Vinn sklepy Kutn HoraKlter svat VorilyJiho z Podbrad 288, 284 01 Kutn HoraTel.: +420 736 536 489, +420 605 265 245e-mail: vinokutnahora@seznam.czwww.vinokutnahora.cz

  • 1st day: Mlnk Hon Vlinves Doln Bekovice Hnvice Hoka Mastovice Brznky Roud-nice nad Labem

    2nd day: Roudnice nad Labem trip to p Vdomice ernves Lounky Keice Teboutice Litomice

    3rd day: Litomice Radobl alhostice Velk ernoseky Libochovany Porta Bohemica

    Route length: 75 kmA cycling route leads through the picturesque Labe River valley, around vineyards on its slopes, through many historic towns and fertile lowlands around the legendary p Mountain. If you want to get on the peak to the Rotunda of St. George, then leave your bikes down on the parking lot, the slopes of p are very steep and on the trails you will meet many hikers.

    ON A BIKE THROUGH THE POLAB

    extended weekend

    ...TO TOP IT ALL

    The fi rst part of the seven-day travelling you will spend in Prague and it is up to you, how long you want to stay there and whether you will visit besides the wine tourist destinations also the historic sites, museums and other landmarks. If you have time to see other places of interest in the Bohemian country-side, then you will appreciate our itinerary.

    IN THE BOHEMIA WINE-GROWING REGION

    a week long stay

    1st Day Prague Botanical garden in Troja (vineyards St. Klra, wine store) Troja Chateau (historic interiors, garden) quarter of Vinohrady (vineyards Grbovka, Vineyard Gazebo, wine-tasting, seating area)2nd Day Prague Prague Castle (St. Vitus Cathedral, Gold Street, National Gallery) Royal Garden (summer-house of Queen Ann) St. Wenceslas vineyard (vineyard, restaurant) Malostransk palace gardens (former vineyards) Charles Bridge (Wine Column)3rd Day Karltejn (Viticulture Research Station, vine gene pool, tours through the vineyard, castle, several museums) Star Plzenec (tour through the Bohemia Sekt Centre, 2-hour programme for groups of 1045 persons with sparkling wine tasting)4th Day Kutn Hora (wine cellars, tours and wine-tasting, historic centre, church of St. Barbara, Bohe-mian Silver Museum and medieval mine, Alchemistic Museum, charnel-house, wine cycling route) Chateau Kaina (exposition of the National Agricultural Mu-seum, park)5th Day Hospital Kuks (historic complex, tours through the interiors and gardens, Czech Wines Gallery, sculptures by M. B. Braun, renewed vineyard) Jarom-Josefov (former military keep Josefov, tour through the town and underground)6th Day Dsy (renewed Vineyard of St. Wenceslas) Mlnk (tour through the town, chateau, wine store and restaurant, tour through wine cellars, exposition of wine-growing in Regional Museum, charnel-house and historic underground) Roudnice nad Labem (tour through the town, chateau winery, gallery) 7th Day Litomice (tour through historic centre, House Kalich, fortifi cation, moats, Jesuit observatory, tours through the wine cellars) Velk ernoseky (tours through wine cellars) Porta Bohemica Most (vine-yard terraces on Hnvn) Kada (renewed vineyard in the Franciscan monastery)

    Found on the Kovnick Square in the Old Town in the centre of Prague, next to Charles Bridge, is the Ba-roque Wine Column with the statue of St. Wenceslas, festooned with the vine tendrils. It reminds people of the Vineyard Mountain Bureau that used to have a seat on the Kovnick Square for more than 400 years. This institution provided all administration con-nected with vine growing. Found around the column are fragments of stones from the Judita Bridge.

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  • Winery of the year had its premiere in 2010 by announc-ing the winner Winery of the year 2009. It is the only competition in the CR that comprehensively assesses the wine company - wine quality, contribution to busi-ness, development and modernization of the winery fi eld. The award Winery of the Year is bestowed by the Czech Wine Growers Association. A ceremonial gala evening will be held on the 28. 3. 2013 from 19.00, in Pragues Lucerna. During the evening winners will be awarded in the following categories:Winery of the year 2012Oenologist of the year 2012Vindemia publica the publics prizeVindemia acta journalists prizeWine tasting of the new vintage collection of the Wine Salon CR 2013 will be in the tasting area from 21.00.Where and when: Prague, Marchwww.vinarstviroku.cz

    WHICH WAY WHAT AND WHEN

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    WINERY OF THE YEAR 2012

    Ceremonial gala evening

    The fi rst Mlnk Vintage Festival was held in 1911. A festival in the jamboree style was supposed to in-crease the interest in the Mlnk wines at the time of growing competition from other regions and coun-tries. President Masaryk visited the second Vintage Festival in 1922 and since 1933 except for the period of the 2nd World War the Festival has been held reg-ularly. Celebrations are held on several places in the historic centre, you can see fencing, historic dancing, concerts and conjurers. The peak of the festival is on Saturday evening, when King Charles IV with his reti-nue comes to the town to check on the vine yield and try Mlniina. Where and when: Mlnk, second half of September, www.melnicke-vinobrani.cz

    The Wine-growing Litomice is the international sale and competition wine show, presentation of wine shops, accessories and literature. It is held every year during April in the Town cultural centre in Litomice.Where and when: Litomice, Aprilwww.ortopedicke-centrum.cz

    LITOMICEThe Wine-growing

    VINTAGE FESTIVAL

    MLNK VINTAGE FESTIVAL

    Local wine has been fi lled into the original inkpotshaped bottles with the content of 0,4 or 0,8 l since the end of the 19th century. Their shape is inspired by the medieval earthenware vessel, discovered during the excavation works in the chateau courtyard. In 1913 the fi rst ink-bottles with a new label with a motif of the chateau vineyard of St. Ludmila left the chateau cel-lar and soon were very successful at the exhibitions in Brussels and Montreal. The Vinn sklepy Jiho Lob-kowicze winery fi lls these bottles with the traditional label wine Ludmila, made from Mller Thurgau and Blauer Portugieser varieties. You can taste wines, pop-ular thanks to the special shape of bottles and their top quality, directly in the chateau restaurant with a view over the famous vineyards.

    INK-BOTTLESwine from ...to top it all

    One of the dominant features of the picturesque Litomice square is the house with an unusual tower called Kalich (Cup), a seat of the council and the in-formation centre. It was built between 157080 for the Mrz family of Mileovka by Italian Renaissance ar-chitect Ambrose Balli. The unusual shape of the tower symbolised a wine glass because the Mrz family held the offi ce of perkmistr, it means a contemporary manager of the town vineyards. A similar decoration is found also in the German town of Torgau, a few tens of kilometres further along the Labe River.

    King Charles IV with his knights comes to the Litomice Vintage Festival already on Friday evening, on Saturday afternoon a big historic parade goes through the town and Emperor is offi cially wel-comed by the town representatives. Both days are full of historical performances with horses, Emperors Court and military camp.Where and when: Litomice, end of Septemberwww.vinobranilitomerice.cz

    KALICH

    VINTAGE FESTIVAL

    ernoseky

    Litomice

    Celebrations of wine and wine-growing in Velk ernoseky are accompanied by wine and half-fer-mented wine tasting, colourful parade of historic personalities and a traditional auction of a giant bunch of grapes.Where and when: Velk ernoseky, Septemberwww.velke-zernoseky.cz

    If you visit Kutn Hora at the end of June, dont miss Stben (Silver Festival), an amusing Gothic celebra-tion, when Bohemian King Vclav IV with Queen Sofi a of Bavaria come to the town and open the tourist sea-son. However, a pleasant end of summer comes with the St. Vclavs Celebration on the last Saturday in Sep-tember with an interesting and modern programme for children and adults, which mixes various genres and styles. Both festivals have a programme for all fam-ilies - music, dance, historic fencing, fairs, gastronomic feast and wine exhibitions with tasting.Where and when: Kutn Hora, June and Septemberwww.stribreni.cz, www.kutnahora.cz

    CELEBRATIONS IN KUTN HORARoyal silver festival and St. Vclavs

    During the weekend at the end of August the town of Pardubice belongs to wine lovers. The celebra-tions also are a vast education about wine; wine-tast-ing are accompanied by practical demonstrations of wine making, wine competitions in several catego-ries and above all the Wine Night with fi re show and accompanying programme on the Perntn Square. Where and when: Pardubice, end of Augustwww.pardubickyfestivalvina.cz

    WINE FESTIVALPardubice

    The Vintage Festivals and various celebrations are or-ganised by many Prague quarters and suburbs. The Vintage Festival in the Troja Chateau is held directly below the vineyards of St. Klra and you can enjoy tasting of half-fermented wine and samples of wine from the Prague vineyards as well as from other parts

    of Bohemia and Moravia. Very popular is traditionally the dulcimer music of the Prague Slovck krek a tour through the chateau wine cellars and a pro-gramme for children.Where and when: Troja Chateau in Prague, September, www.mctroja.cz

    Although the proverb says that St. Wenceslas pro-tects wine and vintage comes after his Day , the king of the Vintage Festival below the famous cas-tle is Emperor Charles IV. You can enjoy wine-tasting of Karltejn wine and half-fermented wine, culinary specialities, historic fashion show from Gothic to

    Renaissance, historic dance lessons, performances of fi re-eaters, fakirs and court magicians, big royal knight jousting, medieval fair and of course a historic parade.Where and when: Karltejn, end of Septemberwww.mestys-karlstejn.cz

    KARLTEJN VINTAGE FESTIVAL

    TROJA VINTAGE FESTIVAL IN PRAGUE

  • Kltern vinn sklepy Litomice Agrofrukt KamkLitomice, Velk Dominiknsk 11, 412 01, Tel.: +420 416 732 829, 723 164 904e-mail: agrofruktkamyk@seznam.cz

    ajovna vinotka LovosiceLovosice, Vclavsk nmst, 410 02, Tel.: +420-724 482 810, 777 184 890e-mail: obchod@peknavinazcech.cz, www.peknavinazcech.cz

    Zdenk Vybral Vinastv Sv. Tome Mal ernosekyMal ernoseky, Nov, 410 02, Tel.: +420 605 256 507e-mail: zdenek.vybiral@tiscali.cz, www.vinarstvisvtomase.cz

    esk vinastv Chrmce s. r. o.Most, Chrmce 32, 434 01, Tel.: +420 476 110 325, 603 383 846e-mail: info@ceske-vinarstvi.cz, www.ceske-vinarstvi.cz

    Ji Puc BELA MOSTMost, Alej B. Nmcov 329, 434 01, Tel.: +420 476 106 666, 476 106 667e-mail: info@belamost.cz

    Rozmarn vinotkaMost, Chomutovsk 2229/28, 434 01, Tel.: +420 776 879 794e-mail: info@rozmarnavinoteka.cz, www.rozmarnavinoteka.cz

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    Vinrna U DivochaMost, Budovatel 382, 434 01, Tel.: +420 476 441 315, 603 820 535e-mail: info@ceske-vinarstvi.cz, www.ceske-vinarstvi.cz

    Zmeck vinastv TebvliceTebvlice, Mlnsk 59, 411 15, Tel.: +420 605 524 115e-mail: info@twine.cz, www.twine.cz

    steck banka vn s.r.o.st nad Labem, pitlsk nmst 3, 400 01, Tel.: +420 475 200 451, 608 480 284e-mail: ub@skvelavina.cz, www.skvelavina.cz

    Hrabkovsk PavelVelk ernoseky 92, 412 01, Tel.: +420 606 750 343e-mail: eelinkaa@centrum.cz

    Rodinn vinastv MikulenkoviVelk ernoseky 17, 412 01, Tel.: +420 774 001 890, 777 153 743e-mail: vinarstvi@mikulenkovi.cz, www.mikulenkovi.cz

    ernoseck vinastv s.r.o.We make quality and predicate wines from the northernmost vineyards in the Czech Republic in historical chateau wine cellars, which were grad-ually built from the mid 13th century.

    Velk ernoseky 1, 412 01Tel.: +420 416 747 128e-mail: info@zernosecke-vinarstvi.czwww.zernosecke-vinarstvi.cz

    Novozmeck vinastv Martin BendaZahrdky, Karasy, 471 01, Tel.: +420 773 606 171e-mail: novozamecke.vino@seznam.cz

    Services of wine tourism Wine-growing sub-region mlnick

    Vno Skora, s.r.o. vinotka KarltejnKarltejn, Phon 42, 267 18, Tel.: +420 725 781 630, 608 977 179e-mail: vino.sykora@tiscali.cz, www.vinosykora.cz

    Vzkumn stanice vinask KarltejnKarltejn 98, 267 18, Tel.: +420 311 681 131e-mail: vsv@vurv.cz, www.vurv.cz

    Vzkumn stav rostlinn vroby, v. v. i. Praha-Ruzyn, Vzkumn stanice vinask v KarltejnKarltejn 98, 267 18, Tel.: +420 311 681 131e-mail: kolek@vurv.cz, www.vurv.cz

    Vinastv KonroviceKonrovice, Hlavn 306, 281 25, Tel.: +420 724 929 374e-mail: navinici@seznam.cz, www.vino-konarovice.cz

    Vinotka Sommelier KralupyKralupy nad Vltavou, Fibichova 464, 278 01, Tel.: +420 777 238 085e-mail: vinotekakralupy@seznam.cz

    Galerie eskch vnKuks 81, 544 43, Tel.: +420 608 113 020e-mail: siduri@siduri.cz, www.siduri.cz

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    LIST OF WINERIES, WINE CELLARS AND WINE STORES

    Name of the wine facilityWine-growing village, address, postal code, telephone e-mail and web site

    Winery wine producer from whom you can buy wine, usually with a possibility to taste the wine of-fered.

    Wine cellar seating area directly in the wine cellar or the press room with a possible wine-tasting and refreshments.

    Wine store specialised wine shop off ering espe-cially local bottled wine, winery shop, municipal wine stores etc.

    Accommodation hotel, guesthouse or other ac-commodation directly connected with the premises of a winery or wine cellar.

    Refreshments the facility has in its permanent of-fer or by order cold or hot meals and refreshments.

    Regular opening hours facility has regular open-ing hours.

    Irregular opening hours it is necessary to book in advance by phone.

    Legend:

    Certifi ed winery

    Certifi ed wine cellar

    Certifi ed wine store

    Certifi ed accommodation with wine themes

    Certifi ed restaurant with wine

    Certifi ed services in wine tourism

    Other services in wine tourism

    The facility that fulfi lled criteria of the service certifi cation in wine tourism carried out by the National Wine Centre and Partnerstv Foundation. The certifi ed facilities represent the best of wine tourism in Bohemia and Moravia. More about certifi cation at www.vinazcech.cz/certifi kace.

    Services in wine tourism are listed in an alphabetical order by the wine-growing villages and a name of the facility.

    Services of wine tourism Wine-growing sub-region litomick

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    Dmky-doutnky-vnoKutn Hora, Barborsk 36, 284 01, Tel.: +420 327 511 134, 776 134 200e-mail: dymkydoutnikyvino@seznam.cz, www.dymky-doutniky-vino.cz

    Vinn sklepy Kutn Hora, s. r. o.The Vinn sklepy Kutn Hora, s.r.o. is a family winery that decided to restore extinct glory and a many years long tradition of wine growing in the Kutn Hora region. The fi rst written men-tion about grape growing in the Kutn Hora region was found in the Cosmas chronicle from 1101. The winery grows grapes in Kutn Hora and its environs on 54 ha of vineyards on the sites of U vech svatch, Pod chrmem sv. Barbory, Nad kaplikou, U borku a Na pce. They also grow grapes on the 0.5 ha of restored vineyard Above the Kuks Chateau. The local wines are full bodied, mineral and spicy. As the only winery in the Bohemia wine-growing region it uses the ecologi-cal agricultural system. Since 2009 their wines have carried the BIO marking.

    Kutn Hora, Jiho z Podbrad 288, 284 01Tel.: +420 736 536 489, 736 536 488e-mail: vinokutnahora@seznam.czwww.vinokutnahora.cz

    Vinotka U Kamennho domuKutn Hora, Vclavsk nm. 176, 284 01, Tel.: +420 327 516 757, 777 722 704e-mail: vitiskh@tiscali.cz, www.vinokh.cz

    ek JozefKutn Hora, Slavkova 575, 284 01, Tel.: +420 604 282 717, 731 580 363e-mail: jozef.zacek@seznam.cz

    Vinotka LodniceLodnice, Husovo nmst 67, 267 12, Tel.: +420 728 410 432e-mail: J.vrskova@quick.cz, www.vino-vrskova.cz

    Bc. Ludk Vondrk-vinastvMlnk, torchova stezka 651, 276 01, Tel.: +420 315 670 205, 737 153 293e-mail: lvondrak@seznam.cz, www.vino-melnik.cz

    esk zemdlsk univerzita koln zemdlsk podnik LnyMlnk, Chloumeck 1717, 276 01, Tel.: +420 731 117 242e-mail: weitosch@lany.czu.cz, www.lany.czu.cz

    Lobkowiczk vinastv Zmek MlnkMlnk, Svatovclavsk 19/16, 276 01, Tel.: +420 315 622 121, 775 857 781e-mail: chocholaty@lobkowicz-melnik.cz, www.lobkowicz-melnik.cz

    Mlnick vinastv KrausMlnk, Pstavn 1282, 276 01, Tel.: +420 315 670 062e-mail: krausvilem@seznam.cz, www.vinarstv-kraus.cz

    Modr HvzdaMlnk, nmst Mru 50, 276 01, Tel.: +420 315 623 444, 720 236 109e-mail: jaroslav.sistek@centrum.cz

    koln statek MlnkMlnk, Na Polab 411, 276 01, Tel.: +420 315 636 235, 606 633 591e-mail: statek@zas-me.cz, www.zas-me.cz

    Vinastv Bettiny Lobkowicz MlnkMlnk, Plavebn 754, 276 01, Tel.: +420 315 622 108e-mail: turkovicova@lobkowicz-vinarstvi.cz, www.lobkowicz-vinarstvi.cz

    Vinastv Hna MiloMlnk, Vehlovice 3081, 276 01, Tel.: +420 605 268 360e-mail: miloc@cmail.cz

    SZ ZO Vinice ModanyPraha 12, Chuchelsk 1, 143 00, Tel.: +420 e-mail: syka@modranskavinice.com, www.modranskavinice.com

    Domus ViniPraha 2, U Kanlky 3, 120 00, Tel.: +420 602 232 000, 602 614 633e-mail: lpilatova@e-wineshop.cz, www.e-wineshop.cz

    Sklep GrbovkaPraha 2, 120 00, Tel.: +420 774 803 293e-mail: sklepgrebovka@seznam.cz, www.sklepgrebovka.cz

    Vinotka LabyrintPraha 2, Mnesova 60, 120 00, Tel.: +420 603 303 905e-mail: vinotekalabyrint@seznam.cz, www.vinotekalabyrint.cz

    Vinotka DejvicePraha 6, Rooseveltova 49, 160 00, Tel.: +420 775 225 616e-mail: mrstina@vinotekypraha.cz, www.vinotekypraha.cz

    Obchod vnem U vinicPraha 9, Pelova 132/8, 190 00, Tel.: +420 603 903 002e-mail: jaroslav.kroj@centrum.cz

    Vinask Drustvo Svat VclavPraha 9, Proseck, 190 00, Tel.: +420 728 122 480e-mail: info@machalka.cz, www.machalka.cz

    Vinotka NaskokPraha 9, Veltrusk 31, 196 00, Tel.: +420 777 562 964e-mail: jirkadudak@centrum.cz

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    Milo Plekvaly, Kollrova 733, 250 82, Tel.: +420 606 600 044milos.palek@iex.cz, www.vinnydvuruvaly.cz

    BOHEMIA SEKT a.s.Star Plzenec, Smetanova 220, 332 02, Tel.: +420 377 197 116, 377 197 111obchod@bohemiasekt.cz, www.bohemiasekt.cz

    Lobkowiczk zmeck vinastv Roudnice nad Labem s.r.o.Roudnice nad Labem, Zmek 1, 413 01, Tel.: +420 602 612 326vinarstvi.rce@worldonline.cz, www.lobkowiczke-vinarstvi-roudnice.cz

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    Vinotka Vinastv U kaplikyPraha 9, Vysoansk 20, 190 00, Tel.: +420 725 267 037e-mail: prosekbilla@vinarstviukaplicky.cz, www.vinoteka-ukaplicky.cz/praha-prosek-billa.html

    Botanick zahrada hl. m. PrahyPraha-Troja, Ndvorn 134, 171 00, Tel.: +420 234 148 111, 736 621 744e-mail: Vladimira.Bahulova@botanicka.cz, www.botanicka.cz

    Vinastv Petr RychtakSlan, Revolun 19, 274 01, Tel.: +420 312 525 871, 606 620 682e-mail: vinarstvi.kvic@seznam.cz, www.vinarstvikvic.cz

    Vinotka U Jana AmoseSlan, Komenskho nmst 690, 274 01, Tel.: +420 775 601 128e-mail: matousek@vinobohemia.com, www.vinobohemia.com

    Vinotka U Velvarsk brnySlan, Masarykovo nm. 138, 274 01, Tel.: +420 603 255 872e-mail: zima@slany.cz, www.uhrusky.cz

    Vinotka Vinintt, Vinin 294, 411 08, Tel.: +420 723 285 227e-mail: vinotekavinicna@seznam.cz, www.vinotekavinicna.webnode.cz

    LIST OF WINERIES, WINE CELLARS AND WINE STORES

    Services of wine tourism apart from the wine-growing sub-regions

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    CALENDAR OF WINE EVENTS

    JANUARY28. 1.1. 2. 2013SOMMELIER COURSEPraha 8, Vysok kola hotelov, Svdnick 506Course for beginners and advanced wine en-thusiasts is determined for owners, managers and employees of restaurants and wine shops, teachers of hotel secondary schools and ama-teurs for those interested in understanding the sommelier as a specifi c profession in gas-tronomy.

    Tel.: +420 283 101 175, contact: Jan ufane-mail: zufan@vsh.czwww.vsh.cz

    FEBRUARY9.10. 2. 2013BARREL AFTER BARRELSlan Kvc, Winery Petr Rychtak, Stavimat areaGuided tasting of young wines from Slnsk vineyards. Admission 170 CZK includes 12 samples, pastries, water 0.5 l. Possibility of buying refreshments.

    Time: 15.2018.30

    Reservation: +420 723 860 217.

    Tel.: +420 723 860 217, 606 620 682contact: Jana Isopove-mail: vinarstvi.kvic@seznam.czwww.vinarstvikvic.cz

    13. 2. 2013WINE AND CHEESEst nad Labem, Muzeum msta st nad LabemIntroducing wines, cheese products and their tasting to the public.

    Tel.: +420 739 630 748contact: MUDr. Pavel Kacerovske-mail: vankat@ortopedicke-centrum.czwww.ortopedicke-centrum.cz

    MARCH23. 3. 2013WINE FESTIVAL JIHLAVA 2013Jihlava, DKO social hall of Dm kultury, Tolstho 2Dear wine lovers, we invite you to a unique wine festival in the heart of Vysoina, where you can taste and buy quality wine directly from the wineries. The whole atmosphere is complemented by a rich cultural programme, accompanied by folk music and a range of in-teresting guests.

    Ticket price is 130 CZK.

    Tel.: +420 734 335 343contact: Tereza Kove-mail: krizova@dko.czwww.festival-vina-jihlava.cz

    28. 3. 2013WINERY OF THE YEAR 2012

    Praha, Lucerna, Big hall

    Winery of the year 2012 is an award given annually by the Association of wine producers of the Czech Republic. The award aims to an-nually select the best wine company (individ-ual or company) whose business diff ers from the fi eld of other wineries in the country.

    Tel.: +420 606 743 231contact: Martin Peke-mail: martin.pucek@svcr.czwww.vinarstviroku.cz

    APRIL4.20. 4. 2013TBOR WINE FESTIVAL 2013Tbor, Wine store U ernho kocoura a zelenho stromu, restau-rant Goldie of the Nautilus hotel, large and small hall of Stelnice, The Theatre of Oskar Nedbal, Mu-seum of Chocolate and MarzipanDear lovers of wine and gastronomy, Tbor wine festival is the largest show of Czech and Moravian wine in South Bohemia and the longest festival of wine and gastronomy in the country. It includes not only organized wine tastings but also a variety of lectures, exhibitions, theatre, educational events and gastronomic evenings.

    Tel.: +420 777 836 699contact: Ji Blafkae-mail: jiri.blafka@festival-vina.czwww.festival-vina.cz

    6.7. 4. 20139TH YEAR OF WINE TASTING IN SLANSlan Kvc, Winery Petr Rychtak, Stavimat areaWine tasting about 100 samples from whole Czech wine region from small and big wine makers. Admission CZK 150 ladies, 210 CZK men, mixed couples 320 CZK. Saturday 10.0018.00, Sunday 10.0016.00. Refreshments provided. For info +420 723 860 217. Open to the general public.

    Tel.: +420 723 860 217, 606 620 682contact: Jana Isopove-mail: vinarstvi.kvic@seznam.czwww.vinarstvikvic.cz

    12.13. 4. 2013XI. WINEGROWING

    LITOMICELitomice

    Dm kultury and gothic castleWine Litomice is an exhibition of Czech and Moravian wine with international participa-tion. Held on Friday 12. 4. and on Saturday 13.

    4., from 10.0019.00. It is the one of the most signifi cant Czech wine exhibition. Saturdays accompanying programme is Wine and Health and Wine and Food. Part of the ex-hibition is a wine competition held on 26. 3. in the Koliba hotel Litomice. The exhibition organizer is ORTHOPEDIC CENTRE s.r.o., st nad Labem (www.ortopedicke-centrum.cz).

    Friday 12. 4., from 15.00 opening ceremony of the 11th year of Wine Litomice, 16.00 gold and silver medals competition award, 17.00 ceremony, party from 20.00 at the gothic castle Litomice. Accompanying programme on Saturday 13. 4., Wine and Meals throughout the day, Wine and Health from 14.0016.00. Guided tasting on both exhibition days according to the schedule.

    Tel.: +420 602 441 392, 739 630 748contact: MUDr. Pavel Kacerovske-mail: kacerovsky.pavel@seznam.czwww.ortopedicke-centrum.cz

    18.19. 4. 2013WINE DAYS BENEDIKT MOSTMost,Sports and education centre Benedict MOSTOn 18. and 19. 4. 2013 from 15.0021.00 will be held tasting meeting of winemakers from Moravia and Bohemia with wine lovers from northern Bohemia in the Sports and Educa-tional Centre BENEDIKT MOST. It is the 3rd year of this event.

    Tel.: +420 602 484 920, 776 550 755contact: Ji Puc, Alena Papeove-mail: info@belamost.czwww.belamost.cz

    MAY4. 5. 2013WELCOMING OF THE SPRING AT KUKSKuks, whole areaOpening of the tourist season, vineyard tours and wine tasting, beginning at 10.00.

    Tel.: +420 606 604 852contact: Ivan Neherae-mail: siduri@siduri.cz, www.siduri.cz

    18.19. 5. 2013APETIT FESTIVAL PLZEPlze, Park behind OC Plze Plaza, Radick 2Presentation of 10 wineries, a competition of 15 top restaurants and 20 breweries, regional food presentation, cafes, gourmet specialties and farmers markets. Zdenk Pohlreich cook-

    DEAR WINE ENTHUSIASTS,This calendar is designed to ease your orientation in the variety of wine events happening in 2013 in Bohemia. You can fi nd almost 40 of them in date order.

    You can fi nd the latest information about wine events on the website:www.vinazcech.cz

    We wish you many beautiful moments spent with friends over a glass of good wine.

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    OF WINE EVENTS

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    ing show of celebrities and top chefs, somme-lier presentation.

    Tel.: +420 608 837 575, contact: Petr Jirseke-mail: petr@apetitfestival.czwww.apetitfestival.cz

    JUNE8. 6. 2013WINE TASTINGRoudnice nad Labem, Lobkowicz castle courtyardThe local wineries and winemakers show, tasting of the new vintage.

    Tel.: +420 777 143 311contact: Roudnick vinotkae-mail: roudnickavinoteka@seznam.czwww.roudnicka-vinoteka.cz

    8. 6. 2013WINE, CHEESE AND BAKERY PRODUCTSKutn Hora, Vinn sklepy Kutn Hora, s.r.o., Klter sv. Vorily, Jiho z Podbrad 288Come to taste the interesting combination of wines, cheeses and bakery products.

    Tel.: +420 736 536 489, contact: L. Kocinove-mail: vinokutnahora@seznam.czwww.vinokutnahora.cz

    14.15. 6. 2013LITOMICK BUNCH OF GRAPESLitomice, Litomice castle, Tyrovo nmst 68The 2 day competition, presentation and sales wine exhibition from Bohemia and Moravia starts at 10.00 on both days. Wines can be tasted and bought up to 19.00. Part of the exhibition is musical performances and an-nouncement of the Champion.

    Tel.: +420 416 533 188, 734 678 201contact: Centrum cestovnho ruchu Litomice, p.o. Lenka Gottwaldove-mail: lenka.gottwaldova@litomerice-info.czwww.hradlitomerice.cz

    15. 6. 2013CYKLOABAT DOMOUSNICE 6TH YEARDomousnice by Mlad Boleslav, Vinotka iva former school buildingThe 6th annual cycling trip through Bedich Smetanas region and esk rj. Guided wine tasting from Winery abata s.r.o. in the Wine shop iva garden at 17.00. Tasting also acces-sible to those that did not attend cycling trip.

    Tel.: +420 605 180 835, contact: J. Donte-mail: vladimir.sabata@seznam.czwww.vinarstvisabata.cz

    29.30. 6. 2013APETIT FESTIVAL PARDUBICEPardubice, Racecourse Pardubice, Prask 607Presentation of 10 wineries, a competition of 15 top restaurants and 20 breweries, regional

    food presentation, cafes, gourmet specialties and farmers markets. Zdenk Pohlreich cook-ing show of celebrities and top chefs, somme-liers presentation.

    Tel.: +420 608 837 575, contact: P. Jirseke-mail: petr@apetitfestival.cz

    JULY30.31. 7. 2013VINOFORUM 2013 PARDUBICEPardubice, Hotel EuroThe international wine exhibition VINOFORUM 2013 Pardubice will be held within the 16th an-nual Pardubice wine festival. For the 2nd time in its long history, the competition will take place in a non-wine area, which is an award for extraordinary achievements in the wine fi eld.

    Tel.: +420 732 508 986, contact: Pavel Morvek, Czech marketing, s.r.o.e-mail: pavelmoravek@centrum.czwww.pardubickyfestivalvina.cz

    AUGUST1. 8. 2013SOMMELIER ZNOVN 2013Pardubice, Hotel Euro15th year of traditional Sommeliers competition will take place within the 16th annual Pardubice wine festival. Competitors will be evaluated not only by jury, but also laymen, which may bring interesting results from the perspective of guest of the gastronomic provider.

    Tel.: +420 732 508 986, contact: Pavel Morvek, Czech marketing, s.r.o.e-mail: pavelmoravek@centrum.czwww.pardubickyfestivalvina.cz

    18. 8. 2013FEAST IN BOTANIC GARDENPraha 7 - Troja, Botanick zahrada hl. m. Prahy, Ndvorn 134Outdoor exhibition - Ornamental garden from 13.0019.00, a traditional event with a rich programme in which we off er an exclusive en-vironment, delicious wine, festive goodies, plus stalls crowded with an original selection...

    Tel.: +420 736 611 992contact: R. Schmidtove-mail: renata.schmidtova@botanicka.czwww.botanicka.cz

    23.24. 8. 2013PARDUBICE WINE FESTIVAL 2013Pardubice, Pardubice castleA traditional exhibition is held in Pardubice castle, both days, from 10.00 to 18.00. The possibility of tasting wine directly from win-emakers, competitions, and refreshments. All with dulcimer music in a pleasant area of the castle.

    Tel.: +420 732 508 986, contact: Pavel Morvek, Czech marketing, s.r.o.e-mail: pavelmoravek@centrum.czwww.pardubickyfestivalvina.cz

    SEPTEMBER7. 9. 2013III. HISTORICAL WINE AND STUM CELEBRATION AT STEKOVSK CASTLEst nad Labem, Stekov castleGrape harvest celebration (wine and stum celebration) with Czech and Moravian wine-makers, rich cultural and historical crafts show. The event annually gains more public interest.

    Tel.: +420 602 441 392, 739 630 748contact: MUDr. Pavel Kacerovske-mail: kacerovsky.pavel@seznam.czwww.ortopedicke-centrum.cz

    7. 9. 2013GRAPE HARVEST AT KAINA CASTLESvat Mikul, Kaina castleGrape harvest celebration along with rich programme.

    Tel.: +420 736 536 488contact: Luk Rudolfske-mail: vinokutnahora@seznam.czwww.vinobraninakacine.cz

    7. 9. 2013GRAPE HARVEST AT KUKSKuks, whole area of Hospital KuksWine celebration, tasting from 20 wineries, cultural programme, entertainment for kids, refreshments, starts at 10.00.

    Tel.: +420 606 604 852contact: Ivan Neherae-mail: siduri@siduri.czwww.siduri.cz

    13.14. 9. 2013ROUDNICK GRAPE HARVEST AT CASTLERoudnice nad Labem, Karlovo nmstUpcoming year will be concentrated primarily in the local Baroque castle and its garden area. Music programme, organizers off er entertain-ment and wine connected with several music scenes.

    Tel.: +420 416 837 172contact: KZM Roudnice nad Labeme-mail: info@kzm-roudnicenl.czwww.vinobrani-roudnice.cz

    14.15. 9. 2013GRAPE HARVEST IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENPraha 7 - Troja, Botanick zahrada hl. msta Prahy, Ndvorn 134Traditional, very popular and visited grape harvest at St. Klra vineyard. Leading win-emakers will off er the best of their cellars, there is also stum, and certainly the wine from the St. Klra vineyard cannot be missed.

    Tel.: +420 736 611 992contact: Renata Schmidtove-mail: renata.schmidtova@botanicka.czwww.botanicka.cz

    20.21. 9. 2013GRAPE HARVEST LITOMICELitomice, Mrov a Tyrovo nmst, Steleck ostrovWe invite you to Litomice grape harvest. Wine and stum celebration, accompanied by historical and cultural programme, the is-lands festival for the general public.

    Tel.: +420 602 733 555, 416 732 805contact: Ing. Vra Kmonkove-mail: reditel@mkz-ltm.czwww.mkz-ltm.cz

    20.21. 9. 2013PUMPKIN HARVEST IN HOUSE OF WINE IN JABLONEC NAD NISOUJablonec nad Nisou, Komenskho 23Traditional coming of autumn event with an attractive cultural programme for the whole family. Chilled varietal stum from Burkomat from Lednice. Gastronomic specialties.

    Tel.: +420 602 373 813contact: Ing. Marcela rske-mail: vinoteka@dum-vina.czwww.dum-vina.cz

    28. 9. 2013HRADECK PIPETHradec Krlov, City Music Hall and North Terrace, Zieglerova ul.6th year of the popular event. Wine tasting, live dulcimer and other music, rich refreshment.

    Tel.: +420 606 139 836, 495 514 722contact: Jaroslava Vajrauchove-mail: jaroslava.vajrauchova@adalbertinum.czwww.ic-hk.cz

    28.29. 9. 2013XVI. KARLTEJN GRAPE HARVESTKarltejn, the space in front of the vineyard, the square below the castle, courtyard, a childrens paradise (the primary school area), the meadow behind the bridgeProgramme in the village and at the Karltejn castle from 10.00 to 21.00. Tasting of young wine and stum plus rich programme Gothic cloth-ing, dance lessons, duelling swordsmen and oth-ers will transport visitors back to past times.

    Tel.: +420 776 633 143, 311 681 167contact: Karltejnsk kulturn sdruen, o. s./Richard Koleke-mail: karlstejnskevinobrani@seznam.czwww.karlstejnske-vinobrani.webnode.cz

    28. 9. 2013CZECH WINE FESTIVAL ST. VCLAVS CELEBRATIONSKutn Hora, Vinn sklepy Kutn Hora, s.r.o., Klter sv. Vorily, Jiho z Podbrad 288Kutn Hora wine festival and wines from other Bohemia region winemakers.

    Tel.: +420 736 536 489, contact: L. Kocinove-mail: vinokutnahora@seznam.czwww.vinokutnahora.cz

    OCTOBER18. 10. 2013GRAPE HARVEST IN HOUSE OF WINE IN JABLONEC NAD NISOUJablonec nad Nisou, Komenskho 23Traditional autumn event with an attractive cultural programme for the whole family.

    Tel.: +420 602 373 813contact: Ing. Marcela rske-mail: vinoteka@dum-vina.czwww.dum-vina.cz

    NOVEMBER11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS WINE CELEBRATIONKarltejn, Restaurant hall U JanJust as life is born, so are born these beautiful fresh young wines. Come taste along with us and listen to the beautiful sounds of dulcimer and nice songs.

    Tel.: +420 776 633 143, 311 681 167contact: Karltejnsk kulturn sdruen, o. s., Richard Koleke-mail: karlstejnskevinobrani@seznam.czwww.karlstejnske-vinobrani.webnode.cz

    11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENPraha 7 - Troja, Botanick zahrada hl. msta Prahy, Ndvorn 13411. 11. 2013 Wine Shop at St. Klra vineyard is a place of celebrating wine from the new har-vest ... Open at 11.00!

    Tel.: +420 736 611 992contact: Renata Schmidtove-mail: renata.schmidtova@botanicka.czwww.botanicka.cz

    11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS WINE 2013st nad Labem, Lidick nmstCelebrations and wine tasting of St. Martins wine from 11.1120.00. The event is part of a nationwide campaign focusing on the Bohe-mian and Moravian St. Martins wine promo-tion. The event is organized by ORTHOPAEDIC CENTRE s.r.o., WINE LITOMICE exhibition organizer.

    Tel.: +420 602 441 392, 739 630 748contact: MUDr. Pavel Kacerovskwww.ortopedicke-centrum.cz

    11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS WINEKutn Hora, Vinn sklepy Kutn Hora, s.r.o., Klter sv. Vorily, Jiho z Podbrad 288Festive opening of St. Martin wine of 2013 will be held on the premises of the wine cellars Kutn Hora at 11.00.

    Tel.: +420 736 536 489, contact: L. Kocinove-mail: vinokutnahora@seznam.czwww.vinokutnahora.cz

    11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS WINE IN HOUSE OF WINE IN JABLONEC NAD NISOUJablonec nad Nisou, Komenskho 23The biggest event of St. Martin wine in the re-gion. First tasting of dozens of Moravian wines from various winemakers.

    Tel.: +420 602 373 813contact: Ing. Marcela rske-mail: vinoteka@dum-vina.czwww.dum-vina.cz

    11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS WINES AND FESTIVAL IN OZC FORUM IN LIBERECLiberec, Soukenn nm.The biggest event of St. Martin wine in the re-gion. First tasting of dozens of Moravian wines from various winemakers.

    Tel.: +420 602 373 813contact: Ing. Marcela rske-mail: liberec@dum-vina.czwww.dum-vina.cz

    11. 11. 2013ST. MARTINS WINES AND FESTIVAL IN OC OLYMPIA IN MLAD BOLESLAVMlad Boleslav, Jnsk ul.The biggest event of St. Martin wine in the re-gion. First tasting of dozens of Moravian wines from various winemakers.

    Tel.: +420 602 373 813contact: Ing. Marcela rske-mail: mlada.boleslav@dum-vina.czwww.dum-vina.cz

    16.17. 11. 2013LETENSK GOOSE AND WINE TASTING OF ST. MARTINS WINE 7TH YEARPraha 7 - Letn, Nrodn zemdlsk muzeum, Kosteln 44A traditional weekend celebration connected with the presentation, tasting and selling of St. Martins and young wine of the leading Moravian and Bohemian wine makers, every day from 10.0018.00.

    Tel.: +420 220 308 382, 602 932 578contact: Mgr. Lubomr Marke-mail: lubomir.marsik@nzm.czwww.nzm.cz

    DECEMBER28.31. 12. 2013ADVENT MULLED WINE IN THE HOUSE OF WINE IN JABLONEC NAD NISOUJablonec nad Nisou, Komenskho 23Generous advent mulled wine and punch accord-ing to original recipes, Christmas refl ection.

    Tel.: +420 602 373 813contact: Ing. Marcela rske-mail: vinoteka@dum-vina.czwww.dum-vina.cz

  • WINE-GROWING SUB-REGION LITOMICK

    WINE-GROWING SUB-REGION MLNICK

    Tourist information centre MlnkLegion 51, 276 01 Mlnk, Tel.: +420 315 627 503e-mail: infocentrum@melnik.cz, www.melnik.info

    Infocentre SlanVelvarsk 136/1, 274 01 Slan, Tel.: +420 312 523 448e-mail: ic@infoslany.cz, www.infoslany.cz

    Information centre Kutn horaSankturinovsk dm, Palackho nmst 377, 284 01 Kutn Hora, Tel.: +420 327 512 378e-mail: infocentrum@kh.cz, www.guide.kh.cz

    Information centre Bentky nad JizerouZmek 50, 294 71 Bentky n/J., Tel.: +420 326 316 102e-mail: infocentrum@benatky.cz, www.is.benatky.cz

    Town information centre KolnNa Hradbch 157, 280 02 Koln 1, Tel.: +420 321 712 021e-mail: mic@mukolin.cz, www.infocentrum-kolin.cz

    Prague information serviceArbesovo nmst 70/4, 150 00 Praha 5, Tel.: +420 221 714 444e-mail: tourinfo@pis.cz, www.praguewelcome.cz

    Karltejn Local Authority267 18 Karltejn 185, Tel.: +420 311 681 213 e-mail: info@obeckarlstejn.cz, www.mestys-karlstejn.cz

    Town information centre LitomiceMrov nmst 16/8a, 412 01 Litomice, Tel.: +420 416 732 440e-mail: info@litomerice-info.cz, www.litomerice-info.cz

    Information centre of the town of st nad LabemMrov nmst 1/1, 400 01 st nad Labem, Tel.: +420 475 271 700e-mail: info.stredisko@mag-ul.cz, www.usti-nad-labem.cz

    Tourism development centre in the Most regionRadnin 1, 434 01 Most, Tel.: +420 476 105 314 e-mail: info@imostecko.cz, www.imostecko.cz

    Information centre Roudnice nad LabemKarlovo nmst 21, 413 01 Roudnice n. L., Tel.: +420 416 850 2012email: info@roudnicenl.cz, www.roudnicenl.cz

    Information centre KadaMrov nmst 1, 432 01 Kada, Tel.: +420 474 319 550 e-mail: galerie@mesto-kadan.cz, www.mesto-kadan.cz

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    For Nrodn vinask centrum, o.p.s., Zmek 1, 691 42 Valtice produced by Agentura Bravissimo, Znojmo, tel.: +420 515 227 788Texts: Eva Obrkov, Translation: Lucie ebelov, Andrea HendySources: Vilm Kraus, Historie vinastv na Morav, www.vinazcech.czPhotographs: Jan Halady, Vt Mdr, Ji Eisenbruk, Bohumil Eichler, CzechTourism, National Wine Centre archive, Wine Fund archive.Maps: SHOCart Zln s.r.o. Financed from the Wine Fund, January 2013.ISBN 978-80-87498-22-4

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    MLNICK AND LITOMICK

    1 Vineyard St. Klra in PragueTroja

    2 Grbovka Vineyard and the Vineyards Gazebo in Prague

    3 Vineyard of St. Vclav in the Prague Castle

    4 Litomice

    5 Viticulture Research Station in Karltejn

    6 Mlnk

    7 Roudnice nad Labem

    8 Most and terraces on Hnvn

    9 Secondary school of horticulture Mlnk

    10 Velk ernoseky

    11 Vineyard of St. Vclav on Cecemn

    12 Kutn Hora

    13 Wine educational cycling route

    in Kutn Hora

    14 Litomice wine route

    15 Czech Wines Gallery in Kuks

    16 Kada

    LAND OF WINE | MAP | THE WINE-GROWING REGION BOHEMIA

    THE WINE-GROWING REGION BOHEMIA

    THE WINE-GROWING REGION MORAVIA

    LEGENDthe Litomick sub-region

    wine-growing municipality

    wine-growing municipality with vineyards 100 300 hawine-growing municipality with vineyards 10 100 hawine-growing municipality with vineyards 0 10 ha

    Highway

    Multi-lane road

    main road

    state border

    the Mlnick sub-region

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    1200 kilometres of picturesque roads winding across the land of vineyards and baroque villages.

    1200 kilometres of

    Feelslike home