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Archbishop's Wine Cellars in Kroměříž

Archbishop's Wine Cellars in Kroměříž

Archbishop's chateau wine cellars in Kroměříž are hidden six meters below the chateau. The oldest part of the cellars are, in fact, remains of a gothic castle dating back to 13th century. The cellars are open to public. You can visit us on your own or take part in a guided tour which includes wine tasting.

HISTORY AND PRESENT DAYS OF ARCHBISHOP'S CASTLE CELLARS IN KROMĚŘÍŽ

History of the cellars is closely connected to history of Kroměříž. The very first important date related to the cellars was the year 1110 when Olomouc bishop Jan II bought Kroměříž, at the time a market village, from Moravian Margrave Otto II the Black. Since then, thanks to the bishops, the village developed. The peak of this development took place during the era of Bishop Bruno of Schauenburg (1241-1281) It was him who gave Kroměříž the status of a town and had constructed a gothic castle in the area of today's chateau. The town was then surrounded with a wall and the St. Moritz Cathedral was established. In 1266, Bishop Bruno established castle wine cellars. These were later, during the reign of Charles IV enlarged. King Charles IV granted the castle cellars a right to produce Mass wine.

The cellars are a part of Kroměříž Archbishop's Castle. Area of the cellars is 1030m² and they are divided into an upper and a lower cellar. Temperature in the cellars never exceeds a range between 9°C and 11°C which is an expedient temperature for producing the most quality Mass wines.

The production has a tradition of hundreds of years. The cellar walls are covered by fine molds which indicate suitable conditions for wine maturation. The wine matures in old wooden barrels. The oldest barrel dates to 1805. The biggest barrel can take up to 19 100 liters. The cellars are open daily.

TOUR OF THE CELLARS AND WINE TASTING

It is necessary to make a reservation via e-mail obchod@arcibiskupskevino.cz or via following phone numbers:
+420 573 336 922, +420 739 390 453.

  • Price of the tour is 60 CZK per person.
  • Price of the wine tasting is 80 CZK per person.

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Address:
Na kopečku 1487/10
767 01 Kroměříž

Phone: +420 573 336 869
Email: obchod@arcibiskupskevino.cz

Opening hours

January - March

Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 18.00

Saturday - Sunday: closed

April - December

Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 18.00

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

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