Znojmo wine-growing subregion
A region devoted to white aromatic wines.
This subregion boasts one of the “best” – it includes the westernmost situated Moravian vineyards. These are mostly characterized by a screed and clay subsoil and stony soils. This is particularly beneficial to aromatic white wines: Grüner Veltliner (this may well be the main variety of the subregion), Müller Thurgau, Sauvignon, Rheinriesling, and Pálava. Also Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. The main blue variety is Frankovka (Blaufränkisch).
The most famous vineyards are Kraví Hora, Hnánice, Šatov, Chvalovice, Vrbovec, while important wine-growing villages of course include Znojmo as well as Šatov, Nový Šaldorf, Lechovice, Dolní Kounice, Miroslav, and Ivančice. The center of the subregion is Znojmo, which has always been an important viticulture center, as evidenced by the long underground corridors of wine cellars built directly below the town. Since 1966, the famous Znojmo historical wine harvest festival has been held in Znojmo and is always a magnificent reminder of this town’s glorious past and its long wine tradition.
Total subregion area: 3,083 ha, number of wine-growing villages: 115