Slovácko is the region of vineyards and wine. You can find vineyards and wine cellars virtually in each village; wine tasting and feasts take place everywhere. Eight of ten wine-growing areas in Moravia are located in Slovácko (the other ones are Znojmo and Brno wine-growing areas). With respect to the size of vineyards, the Mikulov wine-growing area, which became famous for Ryzlink vlašský (Italian Riesling), is the largest. It is followed by Velké Pavlovice wine-growing area, which is renown by good red wines, and Mutěnice wine-growing area, which is famous for "Blatnický roháč", a mixture of Rulandského bílého (Pinot Blanc) and Sylvánského zeleného (Sylvaner). Veltlínské zelené (Grüner Veltliner) and blue mutations (Frankovka, Zweigeltrebe) grow well in Podluží. The wine called "Bzenecká lipka" that is made of Ryzlink rýnský (Rhine Riesling) comes from the Bzenec wine-growing area. The Kyjov wine-growing area is primarily famous for early mutations, e.g. Müller Thurgau. The same applies to the smallest wine-growing area in Uherské Hradiště. The most significant wine-growing towns and villages include Mikulov, Valtice, Dolní Dunajovice (the largest wine-growing village in the Czech Republic), Velké Bílovice, Velké Pavlovice, Hustopeče, Mutěnice, Čejkovice, Strážnice, Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem, Prušánky, Dolní Bojanovice, Bzenec, Polešovice, Kyjov, Ždánice and Boršice u Buchlovic. Interesting cellar areas can be found in Pavlov, Petrov (Plže), Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem (Pod Starou horou - Below Old Mountain), Veletiny (Stará Hora - Old Mountain), Vlčnov (Kojiny), Čejč (Pod búdama - Bellow Cellars), Dubňany (Dubňanská hora - Dubňany Mountain), Milotice (Šidleny), Prušánky (Nechory), Čejkovice (Zlatý kopeček - Golden Hill) or Uherské Hradiště-Mařatice.
You can also learn a lot about wine-growing and wine in interesting museum expositions (e.g. in Mikulov), in big wine shops (e.g. in Valtice) and on interpretive and wine-growing trails that cover whole Slovácko. We must not forget numerous wine-growing events - vintage feasts, wine tasting, "hill closing", etc. - that take place within the region for the whole year. The vintages in Mikulov and Bzenec, which take place in September, belong to the most famous ones.
Do not miss
The Village preserve Vlčnov-Kojiny
• Winery monuments • Folk architecture • Cycling • Hiking
Wine Salon of the Czech Republic
• Wine and winery
Templářské sklepy Čejkovice
• Winery monuments
Veletiny–Stará Hora, památková rezervace
• Folk architecture • Winery monuments
Měšťanské vinné sklepy v mařatických vinohradech
• Cycling • Folk architecture • Winery monuments