Brno, Czech Republic 1 – 3 Mai 2020
Viticulture in the Czech Republic is among the oldest in Europeand has about a two-thousand-years-old tradition. Already in the Middle Ages Czech wines had a good name and were supplied to the houses of both nobles and burghers. Even the Imperial Court in Vienna were interested in them.
Unfortunately, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries the phylloxera beetle (Viteus vitifolii), which affected many European wine regions, caused great damage to the Czech vineyards. At the beginning of the 20th century the area under vine in Moravia had fallen as low as 3,800 hectares.
In the first half of the 20th century vini- and viticulture in the country began to expand once again and vineyards were renewed.
Present viticulture in the Czech Republic uses modern environmentally-friendly technology and focuses on production of quality wines, some of which carry awards from prestigious international wine competitions. The expansion of wine tourism goes hand in hand with the development of the wine trade.