First, we headed to visit the winery near downtown. Each of the wineries here have their cellars dug into the soft limestone underneath the city. The cellars are lined with brick or stone for aging the wine, of course....as well as dining, and so forth.
So, the first winery we went to was....well you can read it (Znomin znojmo):
We were the only ones in the lit cellar....hmmm....Neil had thoughtfully brought along our lunch (we were famished and it was delightfully cool in the cellar, so here were tables and benches.....let's eat! After some crackers, cheeses, fresh apples, plums, and water (we hadn't yet found the wines) we felt refreshed. And kept wandering about.
Aha...Mark spies a bottle! And the cellars were full of them!...
It was quite the place. Great Cabernets and lots of intriguing white wines, too.
We came back up from the cellars (you had to taste either upstairs in the restaurace (restaurant) or outside here under the grape arbor...
Feeling wonderfully re-energized after the long drive, we headed off to the next winery....now to see the famed painted cellars!