The Mikulov region is known for its white vine varieties – occupying 80% of the local vineyards. The higher lime content in the soil and the warm climate lend white wines made from them a special strong mineral taste.
This region is probably the most iconic Czech wine variety that we can think of. Not only because it is one of the most famous wine varieties in the country, but also because it was originally cultivated in the Czech Republic by a Moravian winemaker and named after a local hill. On top of that, Pálava is grown only in the Czech Republic and on a very few spots in neighbouring Slovakia.
The Znojmo wine region is the area of white aromatic wines, the main varieties including Green Veltliner and Müller Thurgau, Sauvignon or Rhine Riesling. Located in the South Moravia, almost at the border with Austria. For ages, Znojmo has been the wine centre of the sub-region, which is proved by a labyrinth and mazes of wine cellar corridors directly below the town itself, available for tourists throughout the year.
Visit the unique Castle cellar from 1430 is one of the oldest and largest wine cellars in the Czech Republic. For centuries, the best wines from the oldest winery of the Lednice-Valtice Area, also known as Chateau Valtice, have been maturing here in huge oak barrels.