Wine in Prague
New trends, wine-growing traditions and advantageous geography make Prague one of the top cities for wine lovers right now. Central Europe is just waking up to its winemaking appeal and Prague is exactly the right place if you want to be part of it.
5 reasons why wine is on the up-and-up in Prague
Gastronomy on the ascendent
Over recent years many new businesses have opened up in Prague, bringing in a whole gamut of worldwide gastronomic trends. There are frequent food festivals and farmers’ markets held here. Whether the cuisine is domestic, Italian or French – Prague is well versed in all of them.
Central European terroir
More and more Czech vintners are developing their wines’ wholly distinct character, based on local tradition, terroir and respect for traditional methods. If you want to embark on your own journey of discovery as to what makes Central European wines distinctive, then Prague has the best conditions in which to do so.
Dining both fine and casual
In food and wine, Prague offers tremendous value for money. It is evident from every à la carte menu, wine-list and pricing of wine by the glass. Long gone is the notion that fine fare and wine are to be found only in a select few establishments.
A few years ago you’d have found very little mention of natural wines, Pét-Nat or orange wine in the Czech Republic. But things evolve very quickly and there are now many talented winemakers bringing these wines to the market.
Prague is the gateway to the wine realms of Central Europe
Thanks to its geography, Prague is the perfect starting point for discovering the wines of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy countries. Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, as well as Slovenia and Serbia are all nearby, close geographically and culturally.
Restaurants with wine selection
For lunch or dinner – where wine and meals go well together.
Restaurants with wines of distinction.
Wine to go – where to buy some…