Hustopeče - medieval bastion of Moravian wine


The city's name comes from its founder, Úsopek noble name. Folk etymology, however, explains it as a place thick with care - an allusion to the hot climate and lack of shade. The main source of wealth of the wine - 1368 is given in Hustopeče twenty vineyard mountains - the major carriers were German colonists and later Baptists for his proficiency in crafts and diligence termed "human bees". When they were in 162 of Moravia expelled, and went mainly to Hungary, only three hundred of the nearly 20 000 Moravian Habans converted to Catholicism and were allowed to remain. The oldest city seal of 1418 shows a twig vine with three grapes and wine next to her two knives. The importance of the local wineries evidenced by the fact that already in the 15th century there was a guild party hoes! Hustopeče vineyards were among the largest in the Czech lands and is owned by the nobility, many monasteries and rich burghers and from Brno and Olomouc. Liechtensteinům but did not like that the land belongs to the estate of strangers, thus supporting the local vineyards, inalienable associated with grunt.

The cellar alley


Performance of capital punishment according to law horenského

Already from the early 15th century is documented cooperage mill guild. The city had its own famous and horenský court against whose decision the appeal was not. He stood on the site of today's societies, its facade can still see the original stone coat of arms. The head was perkmistr horenského court, which was entrusted with the supervision over the mountains, determined the start of the work in vineyards, picked manor tithe and Bewildered mountain. The only documented performance of capital punishment according to law horenského with us, for the mere theft of grapes, took place in 1610 just in Hustopeče. Suggests that severe penalties horenského rights over which are suspended today, served mainly to deter and too practiced. Unfavorably impressed by the Thirty Years War, which resulted in decreased acreage of vineyards in one-tenth its original state. However, there was a gradual recovery, as early as the mid-18th Century paid for Hustopeče largest wine village in Moravia. In 1726 the guild was wine, but its founders, Adam Wagner and Andreas Langer had the urge Valtice nine of his passes. The approval occurred in 1736, reportedly with the assistance of bribes: hustopečského renowned wine and asparagus. At that time produced Hustopeče about forty thousand buckets of wine per year and by 1784, says Hanke Hankeštejnu Hustopeče of the best wine in Moravia.

In the 30th the last century, creating new wine school wine and agricultural associations, so as innkeeper Alfred Andres, whose company stood on the site of today's pub, The piece of string, one hundred cultivated varieties. Hustopeče damaged the winery and the departure of most Czech Jews after the annexation of the Sudetenland, the wars and expulsion of Germans, which replaced dosídlenci no relation to the soil. After 1955, development occurs velkovýsadeb cooperative vineyards, but also small záhumenkových vineyards. The most famous wines hustopečských Traminer, other traditional varieties are Veltliner, Riesling, Neuburger, Sylvaner, Riesling, Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Lemberger, Blue Portugal. The famous winemaking tradition continues with young wine Union, formed by 20 municipalities of the region and Slovak Modra. Propagation and cultivation of young wine drinking anthem Union provides, among other things, in which he sings: "With our Heurigen man survives and Europe." Union is founded missionary stations in nevinařských areas where it is sold only nešizený wine and provides practical advice: "young wine to be drunk as much as you weigh yourself, but do not catch it within one hour. "

Things to do - a wonderful wine cellar in the Renaissance

As in other cities had hustopečští vintners cellars under their houses on the square. Two parallel vaults have been preserved in the Renaissance House of the Son, built 1579. After the renovation, there is a permanent exhibition of wine Hustopeče. It charts the history and present of vine growing and wine making, visitors have the opportunity to taste and purchase wine from winemakers from Velkopavlovicka area. Cross street below Vine Hill is the oldest cellar locations, although today's appearance does not indicate the converted home. Since the 70s years there has grown a number of ground-level and multi-storey mills. In the beautiful surroundings of street Cpt. Jaros were built above ground cellars gable oriented mill. Another colony of wine cellars in Hustopeče Kurdějovská are in the streets, the walls (in this parish is preserved from the 18th century cellar with historical press dated 1904), Herbenova, Kosmákova. The largest in-row used to be a cellar under the castle, canceled in 1919.

Where you can taste wine

Permanent wine exposure (CEE) - www.hustopece-city.cz, Tel: 724 916 004

Wine Zvos - Tel: 724 241 991

The Wine Cellar willow - www.uvrbu.cz, Tel: 606 712 682

Wine 2006 - www.vinoteka2006.cz

Wine Cellar The Hood - www.ukuklu.cz

The festivities associated with wine

Presentation of wine-growers in the basement of the Hustopeče Hradbách (January to March)

Prvomájová wine exhibition

Cycling tour in the André region (30 June)

Young wine festival (October)

St. Martin's Wine Festival (opening of 11.11 in 11 hours 11 minutes)

Christmas Parade of vintage wines
 

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