Before we started researching the wine regions in the Czech Republic, I don’t think I had ever tasted Czech wine before. I’ve had Turkish and Hungarian wines, but never Czech wines. 
This is surprising because Czech wine has a long history, dating from the Roman times. But, much of the wine production ceased during Communism. It’s only been the last two decades that the wine industry has had a bit of a renaissance. For all of these reasons, this wine research product seemed intriguing. 
Wine is grown in both Bohemia (where Prague is located) and Moravia (where Brno is located). We were out to explore Moravia, basing ourselves in both Brno and Mikulov. Although Czech beer is common in Bohemia, and part of the daily ritual, in Moravia, it’s all about wine. It’s more common to drink wine, even though it is more expensive than Czech beer. It’s just part of the culture of Moravia.
It’s easy to drink Czech wine anywhere in Moravia, including Mikulov and Brno, as restaurant menus offer great selections of local wine. There are also many vinoteka, or wine bars, sprinkled around the region. And, there is the National Wine Centre in Valtice. 
In Mikulov, we visited the Vinoteka Volarik, which has a roof top patio with a view over the Holy Hill of Mikulov. A perfect place to walk through some of the Moravian wines. Try one of their bottles of sparkling wine made in the traditional method. I was truly surprised with the quality.