Wine and Architecture


Sonberk winery

A stone's throw from the Nové Mlýny reservoir, you will find the beautiful Sonberk winery by the famous Czech creator, Josef Pleskot. Sonberk is well-known among architects, the building is located right in the middle of the vineyard and is characterized by something unprecedented at the time (2008) - all activities related to winemaking are housed in one building and under one large roof.

On the website of the Sonberk winery, you can find all the necessary information such as opening hours, contact details, etc. But also interesting facts about history and architecture. You can stop by at any time even without a reservation, but check the opening hours: .otevírací dobu.

Lahofer winery

The Lahofer winery is located approximately 50 km from our guesthouse. It is literally in the middle of the vineyards in the village of Dobšice, just outside the city, and it is definitely worth visiting the production area as well. From a distance, the relatively austere building in the classic material triple combination of wood-concrete-glass opens up closer and reveals an effective concrete wave that separates the production and visitor areas. A kind of amphitheater is created between the buildings for organizing cultural events, and you can climb up to the roof. The space inside is pleasant and you can enjoy the wine with a view of the growing vine seedlings. The proposal was drawn up by architects Chybík and Krištof. Link to the website of the Lahofer winery here: zde.

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Waltic Underground

The Valtice underground consists of 13 interconnected cellars, which measure a total of 900 meters. As you will read on the website of the Valtice underground, this is a unique labyrinth of historic wine cellars dating back to 1289. A beautiful marriage of history and wine. We recommend visiting a tour with a tasting of Moravian wines.

For more information, click on this link to the official website of the Valtice underground . There you will find opening hours, contact details, a downloadable map of the Valtice underground and, among other things, interesting facts about history.

For more information, click the following link to find opening hours, contact details, downloadable maps of the Valtice underground and access to fun facts and its history here: odkaz na oficiální stránky Valtického podzemí.

 Starý vrch Winery

You can find the Starý vrch winery in Hustopeče, only 20 km from the guesthouse. This is a relatively new winery, founded in 2014. If you would like to enjoy wine in the middle of an apricot orchard in an oasis of peace, completely hidden from the eyes of passers-by, you are in the right place.

For information on opening hours and contact information, visit the stránky vinařství Starý vrch.

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Vinařství Gotberg

You can find the Gotberg winery near Hustopečí in the village of Popice. On the website of the Gotberg winery , you can read that it has been focusing on the production of quality appellation wines since 2003. The winery building is also a very successful piece of architecture, in 2009 it won the "Best Industrial Building of the South Moravian Region" award. You can find this website here: stránkách vinařství Gotberg 

Kolby Winery

Keep this in mind when you are in Pouzdřany. that it is worth visiting the Kolby winery. It is not only a beautiful architectural work, but above all an excellent winery. The opening took place only last year in 2023, and a year later an extension to the historic building of the winery was completed. The area has been expanded to include a wine warehouse and a visitor zone, and together with the old building, they form a whole with a pleasant touch of a village structure.

More about the winery on their website here: zde.

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Gurdau Winery

Another winery that is undoubtedly worth a visit can be found in the village of Kurdějov. The Gurdau winery was established in 2012 and wine is grown here on an area of ​​over 7 hectares. Their flagship variety is Riesling Rýnský. You will also be captivated by the building itself, which is located in the middle of the vineyards and has the shape of an arch on which you can sit. For more, check out their official site here: zde 

Veltlinium, tasting cellar of Horní Věstonice

Sklípek is an ideal stop on a cycling trip, as the route of the Pálavou cycle path leads here. You can stop here for a tasting, a glass of wine, lemonade or cider, while enjoying the view of the Novomlýn lakes. More info here: zde.

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Winery Dalibor Osička

Sklípek Dalibor Osička is a small family winery that is based on ecological cultivation without synthetic substances. Their vineyards can be found in Velké Bílovice on up to 8 hectares of land. Take a trip here and taste their natural wines. More information here: zde.

B/V winery

You will find the winery, which was founded in 2012 and whose flagship variety is Riesling Rynský, just outside the village of Milovice in South Moravia. In addition to excellent wine, you can also get your fill of architecture here. If you're interested in more history, vineyards and more, check here: zde.

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Winery Reisten

The Reisten winery can be found in Pavlov at the end of Zahradní Street. Reisten won the 2021 Winery of the Year competition. You can make a reservation here for a private tasting or just stop in for a drink when you're passing by. Here you will not only enjoy the beautiful view of Dívčí hrady and vineyards, but also the architecture - the building is the work of architect Jan Veisser. You can read more on the official website of the Reisten winery here: zde.

Winery Václav

You won't have to go far to taste good wine, right in Hustopeče on Na Hradbách street you will discover the small Václav winery and the tasting cellar of St. Wenceslas. The winery is named after St. Wenceslas, whose life story you can learn about through artworks in the winery or directly by telling the legend of St. Wenceslas over a glass of wine. More information here: zde.

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Behind the Architecture

Archeopark Pavlov

The project won the Main Prize of the Czech Architecture Award three years ago. If you don't know much more about the local settlement than what Věstonická Venus looks like, it's high time to correct it in the local exhibition. Perhaps more interesting, however, is the architecture itself, which directly refers to the age of mammoth hunters – the exhibition is in underground, intricate, almost cavernous spaces, dimly lit by skylights in crooked concrete towers. In addition, the famous KarBar is parked right next door, equipped with coffee, breakfast and a snack before the next journey.

Racing gallery

The gallery by the architect Štěpán Děnge is located in the center of Mikulov, in the former Jewish quarter. You will recognize it at first glance, because there are not many new buildings in the vicinity. And definitely not that nice. Already in 2012, it won the new buildings category of the Grand Prix of architects, and the reasons are still clear. The scale and material concept of the building fits into the historical development, but the rendering is clearly contemporary. Learn more here: galerii Závodný

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Chapel on the way

Chapel on the Way (designed by Vojtěch Kolář from BUT in Brno), as a reminder of the chapel of St. Rocha (from the time of Joseph II), is located near Dolní Dunajovice.

It is aptly named, it is more like reminders scattered like fragments along the path that lead to the top, to the remains of a cross struck by lightning. The simple white limestone blocks stand out in the landscape with dignity and are a nice example of how small interventions can help restore or enhance the beauty and identity of a place. By the way, the limestone is local.

The Gate to Freedom Monument

A short distance from Mikulov and the border with Austria, on a busy cycle path that used to be a border guard signal road, there is a monument to the Gate of Freedom (by studio Kuba&Pilař), commemorating with its fifty-three corten verticals the victims of this section of the Iron Curtain between 1948 and 1989. Individual the names are clearly legible against the blue sky above Austria, where entry was not long ago banned and many paid for it with their lives. It's good not to forget that.