STUDENT WINE FESTIVAL
2nd June 2016, Vinařská Campus Brno
GHOST OF YOU
VENTOLIN DJ SET
SNACKS WITH WINE
WINE TASTING WITH YOUNG WINE GROWERS. MORE THAN 100 TYPES OF WINE! 1 DL FROM 15 CZK.
Throw out all your cares before the exam period. WINE PICNIC stands for wine, music and a lot more right in the Vinařská Campus. Thursday 2nd June 2016, 4pm – 10pm.
Wine tasting with
5.00 – 5.45 Von Gramofon
6.30 – 7.30 Ghost of You
8.00 – 10.00 Ventolin DJ set
Coffee bar of the Dvorek pod Petrovem café, water bar Korunní, Janáčkovy pralinky, fatboy lounge, snacks with wine, competitions with MUNIE, some knowledge about wine from the Institute of Wine instructor.
Address: Vinařská 5a, Brno. Tram and trolleybus stop Výstaviště – hlavní vstup (the main entrance of the Exhibition Centre) (tram no. 1, 11, trolleybus no. 37, 52), then follow the arrows. In case of adverse weather conditions, the event will move to the cafeteria Vinařská.
On the spot, students with ISIC 200 CZK. The ticket covers the tasting wine glass, educational and music programme. General public 300 CZK. Payment only in cash.
“How has the Vinařská Street got its name?” comes to mind of anybody walking along the paving stones linking the blocs of the local university dormitories. (Vinařská means – The street of wine growers.) Nowadays, there is no sight of the grapevine just like nowhere else in Brno. You just need to close your eyes for a while and imagine you are there a few centuries back...
We think that a vineyard should be a part of the Vinařská Street. That is why the Masaryk University planted a vineyard to mark the first year of the Wine Picnic. On the descent above the university campus, 60 plants of grapevine are growing – the varieties of Moravian Muscat, André and Pálava. We will open the new vineyard right at the Wine Picnic with the participation of the Vice Rector – so after many years, we will once again welcome wine to Vinařská Street. And we can´t wait to taste the university wine.
Around the year 1000, a settlement called Old Brno was founded at the ford of the Svratka River and it was developing quickly and thanks to that it became a trade centre for the whole region in the 14th century. And wine was drunk here – as we learn from the old scriptures, aldermen meeting in the 12-member municipal council adored its consumption and requested it for everyday as well as festive dinners. At the time, vineyards stretched across the whole area of Moravia, including today´s Vinařská Street. The townsfolk of Brno owned large areas planted with grapevine not only in the surroundings of Brno, but also of Židlochovice, Mikulov, Znojmo and Hustopeče. In the town itself, wine was served in taverns.
As even in those times the townsfolk of Brno had to face wining competition from other producers, in 1325, the king John of Luxembourg decided that from the beginning of the year to Easter, only wine from the citizens of Brno can be tapped on the territory of Brno.
It was the most remarkable of several decrees which paved the path to a large complex of cellars in the Hlinky Street. Imported wine was stored there until it was possible to transport it behind the city walls and be tapped in the taverns.
In the course of the next centuries up to this day, wine-growing in Moravia went through periods of rise and fall. It is clear from the historical sources that Moravian vineyards were historically owned mainly by citizens of Brno who founded the wine growing centres around Hustopeče, Mikulov and Znojmo. According to a physical inventory from years 1450 to 1500, these citizens owned about 40 per cent of their whole property thanks to works on the vineyards. However, looting of the Swedish army during the Thirty Years War and the ravages of phylloxera at the turn of the 19th and 20th century had a devastating effect on the wine-growing in Brno.
When you open your eyes again and look around, you will see the modern Brno with the return of the grapevine. And not just as a symbol on the city district signs. In the new millennium, vineyards appeared, even though more or less in a symbolic scale, in Bohunice, Vinohrady and in the centre of the city on the descents under the Špilberk Castle.
Source of information: Stanislav Šida, Moravian Wine Bank
Vinařství Perla vín
Vinařství Tři čtvrtě
Vinařství Krásná hora
Víno Škrobák Čejkovice
Vinařství Mezi sklepy
Vinařství Pod Hradem
Moravská banka vín