Petrov – Baroque, it is something for the eye

The village was originally Petrov water fort, which was probably part of the bulwark against the Hungarians. The settlement in written sources first mentioned in the 1412th The character is an agricultural community with a significant proportion of horticulture and viticulture. From the year 1580 was Petrov and Slovakia and spa resort town is trying to re-establish the tradition of healing sulfur springs, which was discontinued in 1987. Another opportunity to develop and expand community services for tourists is a historic waterway Bata canal. Petrovské are unique natural meadow, the rest of the vast complex of flooded meadows pomoravních with a characteristic flora and the occurrence of endangered species. Grapes are grown in the south-eastern Moravia probably at the time of the Great Moravian Empire, demonstrable wineries around the roots go back to the 16th Strážnice century. The now very rare, however once Strážnická rampant variety, writes Helen Kotalíková in the book of wine: "In my youth around the so-called grown much Strážnice frašták. It was a modest variety that did not need any major treatment. It was very sour wine, said of him that would coat vysvlíklo. But it was dry and good, and today is a great rarity. Back then it was full of vineyards and peasants mixed it with Lemberger and said it ... And besides ryšáček fraštáku with us Otelo also grown. It was very heady wine that easily rose to the head. Otel was mainly known for Petrov. After združstevnění Petrovjanům otelák threw vineyards from there and ordered to deploy something noble ... "

The cellar alley


Natural cellars without mills

An important monument is the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows in Slavic ornamental decoration. Impressive building's guard the entrance to one of the most valuable files wine buildings in Moravia, which was promulgated in 1983 monument reserve of folk architecture. Wine cellars in Plže are commemorated in the 15th century, in later times underground "snail" served not only to store wine, but also as a refuge from the hardships of war. The site, whose name is derived from the shape of cellars excavated in floppy and hard yellow clay stone barrel vault, probably originated along with the planting of vineyards. Buildings belonging to the type of ground without cellars mill, which usually functions as a rectangular room brick facade. And that face is determining the visual and aesthetic element Petrov cellars. From the 16th century are built in a uniform style, dominated by the visual concept of the architectural elements of Baroque forms with tense arch above the arched entrance to předsklepí. White cheeks with lime and blue podrovnávkou door oak effect enhanced by the aesthetic. In front of the cellar, where blue podrovnávky on the side porch is replaced by red wine are not only good but also a girl to marry.

Points of interest - after centuries of unchanging genius loci

Cellars built by the winemakers themselves neighborly and kinship assistance and under the supervision of a master mason, which actually happened until recent days. Width of most basements is around three meters in length is usually 15 meters, basements are rarely longer. A layer of clay above the cellar and its strength helps to maintain good indoor climate, important for quality wines. Above the earthen mound rising only rampúchy originally rugged stone chimneys. Předsklepí (mill) is working as a social Petrov most cellars. At the time of harvest grapes are processed, the rest of the year serves as a place to sit and wine tasting. The oldest wine cellars in the colony can be identified by the narrow underground passage which is built of small stones. These include cellars number 41, 43, 48 and vault number 38, which is one of the most artistic and valuable set of cellars. Wine cellars in Plže form one or both sides with two buildings ulicovou návesními spaces that serve as social centers wine growing area. There is also one of the largest wine cellars, which was originally owned by the family Magnisů, holders Strážnice estate and castle. Corn-hole (Loch), known from other areas of the former in Plže shaped jug, three meters deep and burned with fire. The top hole was covered with large jail flat rock, which also served as the floor. For centuries, unchanging and harmonious complex open-air museum is not dead. Genius loci gastropods, skilled winemakers and wine lovers here are sociable and cheerful community. You will here not only wisp of straw on the cellar door, which was the first republic marked the kennels, where it was possible to taste the wine, but also with the willingness and open doors. Peter always meet the winemaker, who must also barrels full "stretch" the best wine in the cellar, and even adds a chat about the history and present gastropods. Lemberger, we "okoštovali" in the basement, the interior was used to record memorable scenes from the movie cellar How Poets Enjoy Life, had a fiery color, full flavor and aroma of red fruit.

Where you can taste wine

Spikelet Francis - CELLAR No. 30 - 648 865 tel.604
Miroslav Svoboda - tel.723 738 978
SVOBODA JOSEPH - Cellar No. 39 - tel.606 882 022, 518 335 443
PŘÍKAZKÝ JOSEPH - Cellar No. 50 - 839 410 tel.604

The festivities associated with wine

DOG A BONE varietal wines (early May)
Winemaker Day (first Saturday in August)

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