Valtice is one of the biggest wine metropolis in South Moravia and is frequently visited by wine lovers from the Czech Republic and abroad.
Valtice is home to the headquarters of the National Wine Centre, whose goal is the promotion of Moravian wine. As well as holding wine competitions, it stands behind an exclusive wine tasting exposition, the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic, yearly attracting wine lovers from all corners of the Czech Republic and abroad.
The Wine Salon of the Czech Republic is the final competition in a series of National wine competitions. The aim of the competition is to select the best wines, crowning them the titles of the Champion, the Winner of a category, or the Best collection. The best 100 of these wining wines are awarded the right to mark their label with the words “Salon vín České republiky” (“Wine Salon of the Czech Republic”).
The competition leads to a public wine-tasting exposition of those top 100 wines taking place in the Valtice château cellar and is open daily throughout the year.
Opening times: (open all year apart from February):
Wine tasting prices:
Supervised wine tasting from Kc 150
Recommendation: Have a look at the wines currently exhibited in the Wine Salon » see the complete list.
Valtice Podzemi is a unique labyrinth of restored underground wine cellars, totalling some 800 metres.
The beginnings of these cellars date back to 1289, the year in which the Minorites Church was founded.
The underground wine tasting experience offers:
The history of wine making in Château Valtice winery dates back to the 15th century. The wine making here survived the 30-year war, the Great War and the Second World War. The name Château Valtice became synonomous for superior wines which have been representing the Moravian wine industry home and abroad for hundreds of years.
The Château Valtice company is the biggest wine grower in the Czech Republic, yearly processing around 5 000 tons of grapes that come from vineyards lining the Austrian boarder from Valtice, through to Mikulov, Dolni Dunajovice to Drnholec. Using the most modern processes, including controlled fermentation, the company produces 4 millions bottles of wine a year.
You will find many wine cellars in Valtice worth visiting:
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