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National Wine Salon (Narodni salon vin)

Valtice, Czech Republic
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About National Wine Salon (Narodni salon vin)
Formed in 2000, this non-profit industry has tasting rooms and courses on wine and wine tasting.
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esw19106 wrote a review Jul 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania21 contributions34 helpful votes
I arrived at the striking baroque Valtice Chateau shortly before 5 PM on a late June Friday. The Wine Salon of the Czech National Wine Center is located in the vaulted cellar of one of the wings of the building. According to its website, the Salon is supposed to be open until 6 PM on Fridays, and the placard on the door leading to the cellar confirmed that the Salon should have been open. However, on entering the cellars, a gruff unfriendly man shooed me back upstairs indicating that the place was closed. Several other visitors were subsequently denied entry as well. What a way to run a national wine showcase! Fortunately, I noticed a wine shop on the ground floor level that was open. A sign read "!!! Newly Opened!!! Castle Wine Shop." A salesperson explained that the wine shop was run by the castle itself in contrast to the Wine Salon which is a national institution, and that there was no connection between them. The shop offered at least 10 local wines for tasting. I tried two whites - a Moravino Valtice Palava, and a Jiri Kopacek Valtice Riesling, both excellent. Although the Wine Salon supposedly features the best wines from all over the Czech Republic, the wine shop features only local Valtice area wines, but these are really really good (and I've never seen them outside of the Czech Republic). I am rating the Wine Salon as unsatisfactory for its deceptive information on opening hours and for the really unfriendly individual who turned away several potential visitors. The Caste Wine shop, in contrast, is excellent, with a friendly salesperson, who said the shop is open until 8 PM.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Ivka70 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia158 contributions25 helpful votes
National wine saloon is placing in amazing wine cellars. Wine testing (available were all white and red wines during 2 hours) was great. Someliers were helpful and friendly.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Paul B wrote a review May 2018
Springfield, Massachusetts74 contributions27 helpful votes
My wife and I took a self-guided tour of the cellars. For around $10 U.S., you can sample about 100 different wines that have been rated by local experts. All are for sale as well. In addition to the wines, you are given a basket of bread and bottled water (with places to refill). About 80 % of the wines are white and are the better rated wines, although my wife and I found a pinot noir that we liked very much. There is extensive detail on each wine with English subtitles. You can drink as much as you wantsuntil it closes for the day. A real bargain and opportunity to be educated on Czech wines.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Jiri U wrote a review Mar 2018
Aschaffenburg, Germany28 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want to taste Moravian and Czech wine at one place this could be your choice. 90min tour is already “hard” job😉. Great wines and atmosphere.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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JWS57 wrote a review Oct 2016
Pittsboro, North Carolina260 contributions125 helpful votes
This was not a good experience. The desk clerk did not speak English so she got her manager. The Manager did speak English, but didn't explain how the wine system really worked. My husband wanted to taste the better wines so he bought the more expensive ticket - that just got us more wine. After the first 2-3 tastes we couldn't get the machine to work with our chip. It kept asking us to "verify" our choice and there were no instructions on the actual machines - we finally gave up. The manager could have been more helpful, instead she was VERY brusque. The tasting is more fun in the countryside. We didn't even use up half of our chip -finally gave up and left. Not a Good Experience!
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Date of experience: October 2016
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