In the 9th century, Blatnice pod Svatým Antonínkem was situated near the first spurs of the White Carpathians. Since those times, the picturesque Moravian Slovakia village has grown and thanks to the skill of local winemakers it bears the title of the Burgundy of Moravia. The local wine is said to have been drunk at Svatopluk’s seat, and for centuries it was a valued export and artists and scholars travelled to Blatnice to drink it. Today you can visit it!
You can fully enjoy the local traditions in June during the Main St. Anthony’s Pilgrimage, in August during the Thanksgiving Pilgrimage and in November at the kermesse. The fluffy folk costumes will ignite your desire to discover local folklore and sing at the top of your lungs. What a thirst it induces! Quench it under the Stará Hora conservation area in Blatnice. Some of the dozens of wine establishments here have been serving wine since the 16th century. The Cech Blatnických Vinařů (Winemakers’ Guild) keeps the cellars running for you all season long.
Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem is famous for the production of Easter eggs. And as with folk costumes, egg-decorating has its own rules and characteristic elements. You can see the breathtakingly colourful ornaments on the black background of the eggshells in the museum, where they preserve the craft heritage of past generations. In Blatnice you won’t know what to do first!