Saint Urban’s Open Wine Cellars
Little Carpathian winemakers open their cellars in the spring, but also offer the opportunity to sit and enjoy last year’s wines under the summer pergolas or in gardens. It is this period when the wine region under the Little Carpathians is the most beautiful
The 16th annual edition of the traditional opening of the cellars on St. Urban, combined with the opening of the season on the Little Carpathian Wine Route, will offer wines more than a 100 cellars from Devín through Rača, Vajnory, Svätý Jur, Pezinok, Modra, Šenkvice to Doľany. Open cellars can be visited in 20 villages and towns of Little Carpathian region.
The wines bottled in autumn like, young ones at the time of their production, are prepared and their potential is waiting to be uncovered. Many of them won awards from the currently ongoing spring wine exhibitions. It is at the opening of the cellars in May that the Winemaker of the Year on the Little Carpathian Wine Route is proclaimed, so you can taste the winning wines directly at his winery.
During two days you will meet winemakers who are proud that their wines made from the grapes of the Little Carpathian vineyards taste not only in their homeland, but also worldwide, as evidenced by the growing reports of award-winning wines from exhibitions that have crossed the borders of Europe. You have a unique opportunity to taste them from the producer often in the historical cellar, but also in the modern winery.
With the respective ticket you can taste wines from the Little Carpathian wine producers in more than 100 cellars from Bratislava’s Devín to villages in Trnava surroundings. You will not buy the experience of these two days in any bottle shop, you have to go to the Little Carpathian Wine Route year after year to get it.
And what new awaits you at the May one, which will open its cellars on Friday, May 19? Excellent culinary delicacies, often prepared personally by the winemaker, will not miss the music in the cellars or exhibitions of artists.
Two days of great wines and pleasant experiences in the blooming Carpathian region await you. Whether you choose one of Bratislava’s wine-growing districts Devín, Dúbravka, Nové Mesto, Rača and Vajnory, or Slovenský Grob, Svätý Jur, Pezinok Grinava, Pezinok itself, Limbach, Viničné, Veľký Biel, Veľký Grob, Čataj, Šenkvice, Vištuk, Budmerice, Štefanová, Ružindol, Vinosady, Harmónia or Kráľová of Modra, the Modra itself, Dubová, Častá or Doľany, it is up to you. Saint Urban will be pleased with your presence anywhere.
Saint Urban of Langres is the patron saint of winemakers, vintners, friends of good wine, coopers and last but not least, he was supposed to protect people from drunkenness and vineyards from frost. Every year, therefore, in wine-growing areas, his importance is reminded not only by tasting quality wine, but also by blessing its sculptures.
The ticket for this unique tasting experience costs 50 euros, but it includes a bonus of 25 euros to buy the wines you liked the most.