Europa-prized loess cellar-row
The famous row of cellars is unique attraction in Szólád.
The cellars were cut into the 6-8 m high loess wall at the beginning of the 20th century or earlier. The first purpose of the cellars was to hide the wine from the revenue officers. The temperature inside is approx. 15 Celsius both in summer and winter, which is ideal for storing the wine and other crops.
More than 100 of the cellars are used even today. The local government spent millions to renew the cellar-row. It was worth it because in 1999 the village was awarded to Europa prize as well as Henry Ford prize for preserving traditions.