Mass wines with a 700-year history

Wine tourism is indelibly linked with South Moravia in our region, but did you know that you can also enjoy experiences connected with quality wine and centuries-old tradition in Kroměříž? It’s best experienced while sitting in the unique chateau cellars producing quality mass wines, or in one of the local wine bars.

The local winemaking tradition dates back to the 13th century when Bishop Bruno of Schauenburk elevated Kroměříž to the status of a town and established wine cellars there. In 1345, Charles IV, then Margrave of Moravia, granted the cellars the privilege to produce mass wine and later, as King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, he even expanded them. This tradition continues today, although the original vineyards under Barbořina hill are gone, and the grapes are now imported from the archbishop’s vineyards in South Moravia. However, the original cellars are still open for visits. The company Archbishop’s Chateau Wine Kroměříž organizes tourist tours and tastings from April to September. In addition to basic tastings, which are usually part of standard tours and include four specific samples of mass wines, they also offer guided tastings tailored to your preferences and tastes. And over a glass of wine, you’ll also best remember why Kroměříž has vineyard knives in its coat of arms.