Tállya’s Oroszlános Wine Restaurant celebrated Saint Vincent’s Day by organising a vineyard walk and a guided tour of a few local wineries on 23rd February. The dinner with wines that topped off the day was preceded by a traditonal blessing of vine canes by the local parish priest. The canes were then placed in a vase filled with water and the wait began for the buds to break in the warmth of a room.
Folk belief has it that buds breaking on the canes cut on Saint Vincent”s Day is a sign of no frost damage to the crop (which sounds fairly logical) and hence a good yield for the upcoming growing season. Vintners of old also used to try to predict the yield based on how the buds developed. Via tokajtoday.com