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Luxurious St. Wenceslas Wine Harvest at Prague Castle - 28 September 2017

Mgr. Jana Höger
24.Sep 2017
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Luxurious St. Wenceslas vineyard

The most luxurious vineyard in the Czech Republic, whose origins date back to the 10th Century and which proudly bears the name of its founder St. Wenceslas, is located at Prague Castle. Do you like tasting?

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28 September 2017, the St. Wenceslas vineyard at Prague Castle will offer us the St. Wenceslas Wine Harvest. You will have the chance to become familiar with the wines of our most famous wineries while enjoying a unique, luxurious and unforgettable view of the historical city centre, which will take your breath away. You will also be able to observe the work of a vineyard master, an authentic grape press and other historical or contemporary artefacts related to growing grapes and producing wine. 

St. Wenceslas Wine Harvest
Vila Richter
St. Wenceslas vineyard

What do you know of the history and present of winemaking in Prague?

Few people suspect or know that the Czech Republic is among the world’s leaders in terms of wine production. In particular, wines from Moravia have gained fame around the world. The wine harvest takes place in autumn, after the winemakers have collected the grapes from their vineyards and start processing them. In the past, wine celebrations were mainly a privilege of the wealthy classes, who could afford to drink wine. The wine festivals, which preceded the wine harvest as we know them today, started appearing only after the war. The main area with an extensive wine harvest tradition is Moravia, but others include the cities of Mělník and Prague, which is home to the oldest vineyards of all – the St. Wenceslas vineyard.

Luxurious St. Wenceslas vineyard with a thousand years of history

The legendary St. Wenceslas vineyard has over a thousand years of history and is among the oldest in the Czech Republic, making it a luxurious testament to the winemaking tradition in this area. Count Wenceslas selected the particularly well exposed southern slope of Prague Castle as the ideal location for growing wine grapes at the beginning of the 10th Century. In 2008, the grapes were replanted and following a general reconstruction of the entire compound, the whole area was opened to the public for the first time in over one thousand years of its existence.

Prodej rodinného domu, Praha 9 - 176m
Prodej rodinného domu, Praha 9 - 176m, Praha 9

Which grape varieties can we find here? Two basic grapes are planted in the vineyard: Rhine Riesling and Pinot Noir – two of the most refined varieties of northern wine regions. In addition to this, 35 varieties of grapes registered in the Czech Register of Wine Varieties are planted along the panoramic route.

St. Wenceslas vineyard and Richter Villa are a part of Prague Castle. The Richter Villa itself is an important classicist monument and a striking architectural landmark. 

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