One of the most beautiful viticultural paths goes directly through Pavlov and its surroundings. Pavlov Vineyards and Wine Cellars. Length: 3 km
It contains seven stops and you will need approximately 1-2 hours to complete the whole journey. You will become acquainted with the local vineyards as well as history of wine growing in Pavlov. You will find out why it is so unique for growing of the Pálava sort and which sorts are the most frequently grown. You will learn about the most spectacular places in Pavlov and its surroundings. For example, you will learn that based on archaeological findings it is assumed that the first vineyards appeared in Moravia as early as in the 3rd century AD – at the time when Roman legions dwelled directly at the foot of Pavlov Hills. When Slavic tribes settled in the region (9th century), viticulture had already been developed. This fact is actually confirmed by archaeological findings (wine growers’ knives and seeds) from the times of the Great Moravian Empire.
Vineyards around Pavlov are located at the height of 190-320 metres above the sea level and thanks to their location they bathe is the sun in the morning as well as throughout the whole day. However, in the evening they are rather soon covered by the shade of Pálava. The most commonly sorts of grapes grown in Pavlov and its surroundings are mainly Riesling, Veltliner, Müller Thurgau and Saint Laurent. Later on Traminer, Pálava, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon and some newly cultivated sorts (Pálava and André) started to be grown. As regards Pavlov, the most famous sort is Italian Riesling.
Furthermore, Pavlov offers several interesting sights as well. The most valuable ones are its village square with numerous farmhouses, Baroque cemetery, statue of St. Florian and nineteen viticultural houses with cellars located in Česká Street. Last but not least, St. Barbora’s Church is worth a visit, too.
Having completed this wonderful path, you may have a great meal in the restaurant of the IRIS Hotel.