Historic vineyards across Prague will host free guided tours this weekend

The sixth year of this annual event, organized by the City of Prague, aims to promote the city’s rich viticulture.

Anica Mancinone

Written by Anica Mancinone Published on 24.05.2024 18:00:00 (updated on 25.05.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

Free guided tours, presentations, and public access to an extensive range of vineyards in Prague will be taking place across the weekend of May 25-26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Approximately 20 hectares of vineyards grace the hills, slopes, and green expanses of the city, with 19 vineyards participating in the event this year. 

Iconic and familiar vineyards such as St. Wenceslas vineyard at Prague Castle and the vineyards at Vyšehrad are included in the lineup, but this event also opens the opportunity to explore lesser-known gems nestled in historic and often unsuspecting reaches of the city.

Among the unique destinations on the list include Baba Vineyard in Prague 6, the only organic site of its kind in the city, bordered by historic ruins and perched on a rocky outcrop. Observe different styles of vine-growing and management at Modranská vineyard in Prague 4, where individual members of the Czech Gardening Association lease small plots of the land.

Historic remnants of extensive vineyards from the 14th century are waiting to be explored at Grébovka in Prague 2, founded by Charles IV, where a stunning pavilion looks over the city park of Havlíčkovy sady. Venice Albertov in Prague 2 also bears witness to history, sitting adjacent to the medieval New Town Walls and boasting 850 different types of wine.

Vinice sv. Kláry at the Botanical Garden in Troja is the only location included in the event which will not be open to the public for free. All others will be freely accessible, with expert interpretations by guides prepared. Some have an accompanying program with small tastings.

“Walking through Prague's vineyards can be a great opportunity to discover the oldest vineyards in our capital. Guided tours with breathtaking views, picturesque locations, historical insights, and conversations with winemakers offer a unique experience,” said Jiří Pospíšil, Deputy Mayor for Culture.

As part of the event, Vyšehrad's Burgrave's Chamber will host two lectures on vineyards and wine at 10 a.m. on May 25, presented by editor-in-chief of Víno&Styl magazine Radana Vítková.

Printed copies with accompanying information and a map are being distributed at tourist information centers in Prague, and a digital copy can also be downloaded from the website of the event.

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