Slovakia - A land of wine. Have you heard this assertion before? No? Then you should keep reading this short
intruduction until the end.
Although Slovakia is not home to the legendary Mount Ararat, where Noah landed with his ark, carrying a vine, its winegrowing heritage dates back to the times well before Christ. Wine was relished by Celts and Romans, as well as Svatopluk, the Great Moravian monarch. Modern Slovak wine has its roots set deep in the past.
Nowadays Slovakia’s winegrowing territory is divided into six regions that are further divided into forty winegrowing subregions and 603 winegrowing municipalities. Each of the regions has its own specific natural conditions and distinctive history. Slovakia is a winegrowing and winemaking miniature of Europe. It is a country of unlimited potential for white wines and of surprising variations of red wines. It is a country worth exploring with a wine glass in your hand.
Besides wine, production of mead and beer is strongly connected with Slovak territory as well. Mead is historically known as typical Slavic alcoholic beverage. Mead was considered the source of life, wisdom, courage and strength, and as such was preferably served to the kings and war heroes.
The tour can be combined with visiting of the South Moravia region in the Czech Republic. The wine region of Moravia in the Czech Republic includes 311 wine communes, divided into 4 subregions- Znojmo, Mikulov, Velke Pavlovice and Slovacko. The tradition of wine growing dates back to the early medieval times. In recent years the region is experiencing a great boom in wine growings and white and rose wines ranking the first places in the international wine competitions. With exloring these wine subregions we will vitis its most popular monuments of Lednice-Valtice area and Mikulov town.
Duration: on request
Type/style: Guided sightseeing and cultural discovery tour
Level of difficulty: Easy
Languages: English, French, Deutsch
Pick up & Drop off: On your request