Litoměřice wine-growing subregion
The northernmost vineyards of Central Europe.
This winegrowing subregion does not consist of a single continuous area, but is rather comprised of a number of isolated areas: in addition to Litoměřice, it also includes the area around Most, Roudnice nad Labem, Kadaň, Ústí nad Labem, and Louny. The subregion was named after Litoměřice, an important wine center; in the Middle Ages, Litoměřice was the second largest winegrowing city in Bohemia (after Prague) with 400 ha of vineyards. This glorious history is commemorated today by the wine exhibition at Litoměřice Castle. Suitable conditions for cultivation are provided by the hilly landscape of the České Středohoří Mountains, whose southfacing slopes held planted vineyards as far back as when this area was originally being settled by the Czechs.
The most widespread varieties are Müller Thurgau, Svatovavřinecké, Ryzlink rýnský, Rulandské modré and Rulandské šedé.
Total area: 293 ha, number of winegrowing communities: 35