Poland is internationally known for its vodka and beer. However, the Polish wine-making scene dates back to the middle ages and is slowly picking up speed once again. A great place to experience this growing trend is actually located within the city limits on the grounds of a 17th century Camaldolese Hermit Monastery in the west of Krakow.
I first experienced this spot while organizing a bachelorette party for my friend. We wanted something unique and fun and this place definitely delivered. We learned the history of the vineyard, how it almost didn’t come into existence, and a few more interesting tidbits from our guide. On top of this, we had the pleasure of tasting 5 different types of wines both red and white, and learning about their production.
At the end of our adventure, we were invited to relax on some lounge chairs while enjoying the views around us of the Wisla Valley and monastery which towered above us.