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Rajacke Pimnice is a large complex of wine cellars and facilities for production and storage of wine. It is located in Serbia , some 20 km to the south from the city of Negotin , near Rajac . It has a lot to offer tourists but the locality is not very well known yet.

Village of wine cellars

Rajacke Pimnice is actually a village of wine cellars that allow seasonal accommodation. This unique architectonic complex includes 270 wine cellars. Pimnice is sunk in the ground, built of stone and wood, and the walls are sometimes one meter thick. The underground area is used for wine storage while the overhead part is the processing plant. The purpose of the special construction is to maintain unchanging temperature of the wine.

Seasonal base for wine producers

Pimnice used to be an important seasonal base for the region, in terms of wine production. During the wine seasons, it was sometimes even more important for the natives than their home villages, which is reflected in the equipment and services provided in this place. Wine cellars were built near vineyards in other localities, too.

Wine region of Negotin

The area around the city of Negotin is renowned for top quality wine, awarded at various occasions. The locality has ideal conditions for production of wine due to annual (average) 265 sunny days. It is important to emphasise that traditional methods of wine production are still in use in this area. Today´s Rajacke Pimnice is, besides the traditional storage of wine - adjusted to tourism, too, who love to come and taste the local wine production. The complex of buildings in Rajacke Pimnice was developed from mid 18th century to the thirties (of the 20th century) .

Rajacke Pimnice near the state border

Rajacke Pimnice, due to its position near the state border with Bulgaria and Romania is an attractive option for trips and relaxation in this locality. Some 40 km far from Rajacke Pimnice, there is another interesting tourist destination, the famous Bulgarian fortress near the Danube River called Baba Vida .

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GPS: 44.0974, 22.5497
Altitude: 202 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:26:38 PM

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