Cozy atmosphere, the sound of dulcimer complimented by the ding of goblets, loud laughter and plenty of good Moravian wine, this is South Moravian! Different wines excel in their freshness and fruity harmony, but also in their wide range of aromas and typical full flavours. In addition to wine, the open arms of local winemakers, a number of bike trails, countless historical monuments, as well as many sports activities await you. Do you already know where to go in South Moravia?
The South Moravian Winery is one of the oldest wineries in Europe and experts say there is no other place in the world where you can find so many small wine cellars here. The most widespread varieties in Moravia are Veltlínské zelené, Muller Thurgau, Ryzlink vlašský, Ryzlink rýnský, Svatovavřinecké and Frankovka. To taste this wine, you can go to four wine-growing subregions, namely Znojmo, Mikulov, Velkopavlovice and Slovácko.
To Znojmo for tourism and monuments
The Šobes vineyard is one of the most picturesque and from a wine point of view, the most valuable wine-growing destination in the Znojmo region. This Moravian gem is often ranked among the top 10 grape growing locations in Europe. Combine a visit to a vineyard with Podyjí National Park. Behind the station is Znojmo, where you can admire the beauty of monuments, such as the Rotunda of St. Catherine, Church of St.. Mikuláš, but also Loucký Monastery with the Museum of Viticulture and Cooperage. The ruins of the Rosa coeli monastery and the ghetto await you in Dolní Kounice. Stop in Ivanice to see the Alfons Mucha Monument and the Vladimir Minsk Gallery. In the Vranov Dam, the magnificent Vranov nad Deje and swimming mansion awaits you. For cycling lovers, there is the Znojmo Wine Trail with a length of 165 km.
To the Mikulov district behind the sunny Pálava
A magical area dominated by the limestone cliffs of the Pallava, which has been planted with vineyards since time immemorial. The sun is burning so hot here that you feel like you are somewhere in sunny southern Europe. You can cross the entire Mikulov region thanks to the Mikulov (bike) wine trail, which is 62 km long, and hiking enthusiasts will surely welcome the many educational wine trails. History buffs shouldn’t miss the UNESCO-listed Lednice-Valtice region. Valtice is the capital of wine, the oldest wine school in the Czech Republic is located here, and the permanent exhibition of wine tastings in the Czech Republic is located directly in the Baroque Palace. Here you can sample a selection of hundreds of the best Czech and Moravian wines. You should not miss visiting Mikulov and Holy Hill, but also the Wine Gallery through the centuries in Mikulov Palace.
For red wine in the region of Velkopavlovice
This subregion is one of the warmest places in the Czech Republic. Climatic conditions, great soil, and plenty of sunshine make for great red wines. And so it’s no wonder that Velkopavlovico has become the heart of red wine. You must visit Velké Bílovice, where you will find nearly 700 wine cellars. Don’t miss Velké Pavlovice with its local wine shop and nature trail through the André region. In Kobylí, stop by the Wine Gallery and Museum. In Veveří you can enjoy the castle and Bučovice Palace in Buovice. Slavkov u Brna offers a palace, a synagogue and a golf course. In Brno, head to Špilberk Castle, Moravian Museum, Villa Tugendhat, Peter and Paul Cathedral and also to the Zoo.
For fun and enjoyment in Slovácko
A paradise of rest, sun, regional culinary specialties, entertainment and wine, this is Slovácko. The largest wine-growing village in Slovácko Mutěnice will present the Búdy complex with folk paintings, and the Nechory Prušánky wine cellar complex. Snails is a unique complex of historic wine cellars with white stucco, blue arches and Slovácko decorations. It is located in the village of Petrov and is one of the most valuable collections of wines. Archeology lovers should go to the Bochlov Castle, the Buchlovice Castle, Beklav behind the Bohansko Castle and the Synagogue. Bata Canal is a known paradise for paddlers. For nature, visit the White Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Where do I go for wine?
On the official website of the winegrowing of the Czech Republic (www.wineofczechrepublic.cz) you will find countless places in Moravia, where there are wineries, wine shops and wine cellars. They will provide you with a guaranteed level of services at facilities that have been marked with the Wine Tourism Certification logo.