While on my Interrail trip in Bratislava I was drawn to visiting The Slovak National Collection of Wines. Wine, beer, cider and Whiskey are all drinks I have interest in and have visited distilleries, vineyards and breweries before. This was a museum, shop and wine tasting experience all rolled into one.
The Collection includes the top 100 Slovak wines all available for testing as well as buying a few bottles to take home.
Slovak National Collection of Wines
The National Collection is located in the Museum of Viticulture where you can gain free access with the “Bratislava Card”. The museum is quite interesting for those interesting in the historical aspects of wine and winemaking.
there were various options for testing wines including the opportunity to test 72 wines in 72 minutes. This would have been a fun option but we had the rest of the city to see and enjoy so opted for a smaller testing session. Prices for 4 reasonably sized samples set us back 9 Euro.
The testing session was run by a very knowledgable Sommelier takes you through some carefully selected wines to suit the visitor’s preference. We learned lots about the wines we tasted including grape types and geography of where it was produced.
The testing includes lighter wite grape varieties, fuller-bodied white wines, rose options as well as a great selection of red bottles.
We tried a few different options for wine including a fruity smooth red, a full-bodied red and a nice refreshing Cabernet Sauvignon. All were nice in their own way, we opted to take a bottle of the fruity red one home to drink when we got back to Hostel Bratislava.
For full and current information about visiting see their website, https://salonvin.sk/ .