Are you a wine lover? Prague loves wine too and the history of the first vineyard in Prague goes back to 10th century. New trends, wine-growing traditions and advantageous geography make Prague one of the top cities for wine lovers right now.
The Czech Republic is known as a beer paradise, but for over a thousand years grapes have been grown here and made into wine worthy of note.
Nearly four-fifths of the wines made in the Czech Republic are white wines. Despite the northerly location of the vineyards, this is also the home of some excellent red and exceptional rosé wines. The Czech Republic offers a wide range of varieties to choose from. Single variety wines are much more common than cuvée, blends of multiple varieties, although these are on the increase.
In the Czech Republic you can find virtually all types of wines – from the dry to the sweet, still or sparkling, non-alcoholic or strong fortified wines. The most common are the still wines, which come in different categories classed by place of origin and must weight (sugar content) in the grape juice at the time of harvest.
Whether you just want a glass, a little to go with your meal or enough for a magnificent feast – Prague has lots to offer, a plethora of high-quality and above all, diverse experiences.
Svatováclavská vinice (‘St Wenceslas Vineyard’) – Prague Castle, between the Old Castle Steps and the street, Na Opyši, Prague 1 – Hradčany
Vinice Grébovka (‘The Grébovka Vineyard’) – Havlíčkovy sady, Prague 2 – Vinohrady
Vinice sv. Kláry (‘The St Clare Vineyard’) – Nádvorní 134, Prague 7 – Troja
Where to enjoy some local wine
You can taste the Czech wine at our hotel bar or restaurant or we suggest you the places below.
Míšeňská 8, Prague 1 – Malá Strana
Mon–Sat 4pm–midnight, Sun 2pm–10pm
Dlouhá 37, Prague 1 – Staré Město
You can download or read a full Prague wine guide here.