A centre of excellence will be founded that will serve to preserve and support Uhudler tradition, along with a Uhudler educational trail with adjoining Uhudler show garden in the historical wine cellar neighbourhood of Heiligenbrunn.
Refurbishment and renovation of two cellar properties using authentic materials in order to preserve the traditional character of the properties. Monitors will be installed in the properties to support the work of the association through the use of multimedia. The scope will be expanded through cultural events on the wine as well as summer academies and workshops on specific subjects.
An Uhudler educational trail and a wine show garden will also be set up. Visitors will be able to follow the trail and discover all manner of interesting facts on Uhudler and its traditions and history year-round. All available Uhudler varieties will be planted and vinified in the adjoining show garden. One section of the educational trail is devoted to South Burgenland farming tradition and culture, and their preservation, and points to their cultural and emotional closeness to the people of South Burgenland.
Operation of a workshop-cellar is planned for a later stage. Traditional handicrafts will be demonstrated and craftsmanship of yesterday will be saved from being forgotten.
Work in Progress
Refurbishment of old cellar properties: The aim is to provide the individual owners with manual support if necessary and also to provide them with the necessary know-how in order to nurture the bond with the property. In addition, there should be close cooperation with architectural colleges in the surrounding area.
Workshops on specific subjects such as weaving, plastering, thatching, carpentry, woodwork and furniture restauration are planned.
An open “Stammtisch” (regulars pub meeting point) should provide a suitable stage and guarantee an exchange between "young" and "old".
Artistic events are planned (musical performances and theatre evenings as well as exhibition openings and lectures) to revitalise the wine cellar neighbourhood.
Interested guests and sponsors will be updated via the newsletter or Facebook (www.facebook.com/uhudlerkultur.at).