Wine Travel in Czech was contacted by the famous and well-respected English wine publication regarding an article on the state of wine making in the Czech Republic.

Andrea Kotašková, a Czech wine expert and operator of Wine Tours in Czech, points out that for centuries, Prague “was actually famed for being a wine city throughout Europe—and to this day, it is one of the rare capital cities on the continent that can boast its own vineyards.”

Here’s an extract from the story written by Naomi Kaye Honova.

Devastated by Communism, Czech Wine Is Making a Comeback

Vivid Vineyard Lenka Pozarova

Wine Enthusiast – Beer has long been associated with the Czech Republic. But wine is also a focus here, with an industry whose history dates back centuries. Why isn’t it better known?

In short, the years that the country formerly known as Czechoslovakia spent behind the Iron Curtain were devastating to its wine industry. Things have changed since the early 1990s, though, and ever since, the nation’s wine output has grown increasingly impressive—in both quality and quantity.

Here’s a beginner’s dive into the Czech wine landscape and why it deserves your attention.