In 2004, we restored the vineyard and created a new wine trail, which is constantly being expanded with new educational elements.
In 2019, we added 20 scent casks into the Scent Tree and every visitor can test their olfactory skills here.
For vine growers, there are posts with complex information about the growing and caring for grapevine. They will also see practical examples of different types of pruning and training methods.
During our business trip to Portugal in 2017, we took many photos and bought many cork products, so we could create a cork exposition in 2018. There are several stops, such as showcases about cork oak, examples of cork stopper manufacture and other cork products. Large-format photographs show cork plantations, cork harvesting, and the creation of cork stoppers. In the exposition, you can also see live cork oak and visit a cork playground for both children and adults.
One of the interactive parts of the Wine Trail is the Scent Tree. Here visitors can try to recognise scents without the use of sight. If they pass this “test”, they can happily continue walking to the wine shop, where they can taste local wines as experienced experts.
On the trail, you will also find historical objects, such as barrels and tubs, in which wine was produced in the past. The most striking of these is a screw press from 1801, which we obtained in 2009 from Josef Chytil from Stavěšice in the Kyjov region. One of his ancestors was a mayor and the press was a gift from the owners of the Milotice Estate for his service.
Signs for Children
For our little ones, we prepared 12 cartoon stops describing the year in the vineyard. Children will learn about the 12 most important things a winemaker must do in the vineyard and cellar to make good wine.
A large part of the trail is dedicated to grapevine varieties and their descriptions including resistance to diseases and pests, or their suitability for processing. You will find here the most common wine grape varieties, which are registered in the State Variety Book and from which wine can be produced in our country. Another part is dedicated to table grape varieties, which are suitable for direct consumption.