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These Beautiful Wine Cellars Carved Out of the Land Look Like Tiny Houses

From time immemorial, people have realized that underground cellars aptly minimize temperature and humidity swings throughout the day and year, creating an ideal atmosphere to store wine. While in many places people started building cellars under their houses, the people of Vrbice in Czechia took this a step further. They decided to excavate the slopes surrounding the village, and the result is a mesmerizing landscape of cellars carved out of the land.

Vrbice, with a population of just over 1,000, is located in the Břeclav District in the southeast Czechia. Vineyards abounds in the district, and the wine produced in this region is among the best in the whole of eastern Europe. The village itself stands as an island among a sea of vineyards. Unsurprisingly, village life revolves around wine production, either at large scale to cater for the large domestic and international demand, or at family level for local consumption and socializing.


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