Vino z Czech (pronounced “vee-nos check” – i.e. “wine from Czech”) is a specially selected collection of wines from the South Moravian region of the Czech Republic. With the assistance of some of the top sommeliers in the region, our selection of hand crafted, estate bottled wines are labeled using the artwork of Alphonse Mucha to create the Vino z Czech portfolio. Most of these wines are from small wineries; annual production of our varieties range from 180 cases to just under 2200 cases.
Czech Wine Imports, Inc. has operations on both sides of the Atlantic – the exporter comes from a family with generations of winemakers and has worked closely with the President of the Czech Sommelier Association.
Winemaking history in South Moravia – now part of the modern Czech Republic, dates back to when Marcus Aurelius Probus (Roman Emperor 276–282) allowed for vine plantings north of the Alps. Although wines have been growing on these lands since (at least) the 2nd century, Moravian wines are relatively unknown in the US and rarely imported. These high quality low volume wines have been one of the best kept secrets of the Czech Republic… but the word is starting to get out.
Czech wines are winning awards at some of the worlds top international wine competitions including best in show at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, Winner of Chardonnay du Monde and the best Ice Wine at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. All in all, Czech wines won 718 medals in the past year.