Čejkovice - Templar mysterious maze of cellars

The first written mention of the settlement and Čejkovice wineries are associated with the Knights Templar order. In the mid-13th century Gothic Knights Templar built a fort and extensive cellars which a length of 650 m is one of the largest in the country. Unique position among Čejkovice wine villages is given not only the local area of ​​vineyards (520 ha) and quality of wine, but also historical events and artistic monuments that relate to the cultural development of the village. The picturesque vineyards on the slopes around the village are mainly distributed in lines Šuby, Ruzena, fourth and Measuring cups and the apiary are primarily the domain of the blue vine varieties. Lemberger, Blue Portugal, Pinot Noir and Zweigeltrebe here give good years in a mature and opulent wine. Less grown variety of white wines, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Neuburger, Müller-Thurgau and Traminer.

The cellar alley

Tithe cellar and the old screw presses for Hill

Typologically diverse cellar building in Čejkovice forming coherent structures, but they are scattered on the hills above the houses in the eastern part of the village. The traditional art of winemaking in the center of the village street is rising from the road from the village green Čejč towards Hill. Wine cellars are built here since time immemorial vykroužením or digging in loamy slope. Some cellars have been preserved clay, nevyzděné vaults, cellars under the arches of stone or brick. The oldest - simple and small mills - are partly sunk into the ground and cover them served during the excavation of soil dug cellar. The floor of the mill used to be packed clay, ceiling beams were roughly treated. To sit or sleep served a small chamber separated by a wooden partition presúzu. Bench seating used to be brick, built in the wall of the mill, or solid wood. The prominent location on the outskirts of cobbled streets leading up to the Hill is an imposing two-storey mill, which served as a tithe cellar. Robotics subjects recalled the obligation of tithing and submitting harvest in the form of a specified quantity of wine. The ground floor is a massive multi-storey mill building, from which doors lead into the sloping corridor (neck), which falls into the cellar in the basement. The mill is two historical screw presses, the first is from 1822 and one from 1856. The oldest wooden press in the village is saved in the squat brick mill, number 82, located in the basement a short street at the cemetery. The upper beam of the press from 1773 is decorated with symbols of St. Urbana, and the initials IHS christogramem manufacturer. Lisa's not usually a part of nearly every mill in earlier times, a joint press presovalo mostly located in the village. Testament to the wealth čejkovických winemakers and cellar equipment is therefore report that in 1705 there presúz burned with three large presses, barrels and utensils. Another interesting site is a cluster Čejkovice cellars with mills located on the cycle path towards Vrbice. Today, somewhat shabby mill No. 77 is a state protected monument. Up to end up being eaves-oriented structure with a porch atypical new plaster will be a unique example of folk architecture. The cellars and cellar lane where farm malovinaři offer out for vintage and grapes usually only look at the exterior of buildings. If you're lucky and you meet an open and hospitable wine cellar, as it succeeded in Čejkovice me to experience the mysterious atmosphere of the underground, where wine has been born a few centuries. For inconspicuous brick facade three hundred years old cellar of Mr. Opluštil beauty lies a stone mill and kvelbené excellent vintage wines from vineyards čejkovických. The local basement is said to be among the elite buildings wine region. Susceptible patient and searching the streets of the village you can see about it.

Where you can taste wine

Templar Wine Cellars - www.templarske-sklepy.cz


WINE BAR Hotel Albor - www.albor.cz

The festivities associated with wine

WINE MARKET (annually around 2O. May)

OPEN CELLARS (early September)

TRADITIONAL FEAST (about 2O. September)
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