Grapevine has been cultivated in the picturesque countryside of the Central Bohemian Highlands for more than 1,000 years. The mountains form a natural wall that surrounds a rolling basin, the southern hillsides of which are very suitable for grapevine cultivation. The climate is also favorable: the average annual temperature, the vegetative temperature and the rainfall. The geographical conditions in this wine growing region are similar to Burgundy and the Rhineland.
There are written records of winegrowing in the Most region dating back to 1207, but experts reckon that it existed there much earlier due to its advanced development. On February 24, 1374, Niklas von Bernecke, the mayor of Prague, granted the town of Most a Prague right to grow and produce wine on the order of Charles IV. Winegrowing was spreading and Most growers even began to export wine to Saxony. In the 15th century, Most was home to more than 500 winegrowers who united themselves into a wine growing guild. At the end of the 16th century Read more »