Wine tour with castles and nature in the background is a wonderful option for those wine lovers who also enjoy history and landscapes.
Half an hour drive from Krakow there is a tiny National Park covering Prądnik River valley and picturesque lime rocks formations. Because this area had a strategic meaning for defence of Krakow, Polish king Kazimierz the Great built there numerous castles to defend the borders.
Nowadaysthose castles are waiting for exploration. So during our tour you can visit some of them. One is a ruined medieaval fortress in Ojców. The other one is a proper rennaissance caslte in Pieskowa Skała. Because it is very well preserved it houses an art museum. Apart from that in Prądnik Valley you can admire beautiful nature, caves, rock formations, forests. So it is a perfect place to relax.
During a short tour outside of Krakow you can enjoy pure picturesque nature and learn about part of Polish history. We will visit the castles and than we will have an easy walk along Prądnik river so that you can relax and admire the beauty of this area.
To give a tasty ending to our visit in Ojcowski National Park we have to taste a local trout. Ojców trout farm is a place famous for breeding fish of great quality and taste. You can enjoy th taste of grilled or smoked fish surrounded by peace and beauty of nature.
But what about the wine?
Yes, this is our main goal. That is why we leave it for the end of the trip. Winery Sun and Wind is located near Ojców National Park. It is a small family business. Katarzyna and Jacek Fluder, the owners, grow two hectares of vine in a natural ecofriendly way. They have their own winery where they produce wine and organize wine tasting. During our visit you will be able to taste 4 types of wine produced here and learn about specifics of wine production in the region.
As you can see Wine tour with castles and nature has a lot to offer. So many activities in such short time! But everything is planned in such way so that you had time to relax and rest in the embrace of beautiful nature.