Burčák is coming! Wine festivals to visit in Prague this autumn

This month brings a wine festival to Prague every weekend. Here's where to sip the season's sweetest, buzziest nectar in 2023.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 06.09.2023 15:00:00 (updated on 07.09.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

As summer comes to an end, the wine harvest season begins. With it comes a new crop of burčák, the fermented Moravian wine with a fleeting season that's unique in the world: burčák can only be named as such if it is made from Czech grapes.

The season officially runs from August through the start of November although early September is when burčák consumption kicks into full swing with wine harvest festivals (vinobraní) commencing. Here's where to celebrate the 2023 wine harvest in Prague and sample the sweet autumn nectar that packs a buzzy punch.

Sept. 8–9

Vinohrady Wine Festival
Jiřího z Poděbrady square

This annual wine festival in Prague 3, an expat favorite, will feature 31 wineries from the Czech Republic and Moravia. Visitors can vote for their favorite stand and purchase commemorative wine glasses. There will be live music throughout the weekend along with food and drinks and a kids' program.

SEPT. 16–17

St. Clara Wine Festival

St. Clara Vineyard (Vinice sv. Kláry), Prague Botanical Garden

Held amongst the greenery of the Prague Botanical Garden, visitors can sample white and red burčák, varietal wines, and blends. Jazz and funk bands will perform while guests enjoy a glass. Food will also be available.

  • Stromovka Wine Festival Sept. 16–17 at Stromovka Park. Over 30 Czech winemakers will be pouring varietals and blends alongside food trucks and live music.
  • Troja Wine Festival Sept. 15–17 at Troja Chateau. This harvest festival in the beautiful Troja gardens includes tastings, guided tours of the vineyards, and musical performances.
  • Vintage at Prague Castle Sept. 9–10 at Prague Castle. An elegant tasting of wines from Bohemia and Moravia producers within the stunning surroundings of the Royal Gardens and Castle Clubhouse.
  • Vintage in Kunratice Sept. 22–24. One of the largest festivals in Prague held at local vineyards with live dulcimer music, children's activities, and tastings of international wines.
  • Vinobraní Festival Šárka Sept. 30–Oct. 1 at Divoká Šárka park. A family-friendly harvest festival on the outskirts of Prague with two days of tastings, folk performances, and local food stalls.

Sept. 23, 28 & Oct. 1

St. Wenceslas Wine Festival
St. Wenceslas Vineyard, Villa Richter

Several wine-themed events take place at Prague's oldest vineyard throughout September. Sample 50 varieties from top Czech and Moravian alongside local varieties and traditional burčak. DJs and live jazz performances will provide entertainment amongst the picturesque vineyards.

Sept. 22–23

Grébovka Wine Festival
Náměstí Míru, Havlíčkový sady

This annual event offers two wine festivals in two scenic locations, moving from Náměstí Míru to Havlíčkový sady park. Eighty exhibitors including winemakers and artisans will pour their vintages alongside dulcimer music and food stalls over the two-day festivities.

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Sept. 29–30

Náplavka Burčak Festival
Vyšehrad embankment

The embankment between the railway bridge and Vyšehrad will once again be transformed into a wine trail, where visitors can taste twines from South Moravia, as well as wines from other countries. Try both wine and burčak and enjoy food and live music from the stunning surroundings of Prague's riverbank.

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