Make Your Own Burčák at this Weekend's Prague Wine Festival

Stomp and churn your way to a bottle of burčák this season at the third-annual Prague vinobraní Staff Jason Pirodsky

Written by StaffJason Pirodsky Published on 12.09.2018 08:02:33 (updated on 12.09.2018) Reading time: 1 minute

Burčák season came early this year—with domestic vineyards seeing an August harvest due to historically hot summer temperatures

If you haven’t yet indulged in a glass or two of this potent young wine, sold at wine shops by the plastic liter bottle, a number of vinobraní, the Czech word for a wine-and-harvest festival, are scheduled for Prague and beyond this month with a few of them kicking off already last weekend.

A number of these popular festivals take place throughout the Czech capital (Vinohrady, St.Klara, and Kunratice among them), but Prague vinobraní now in its third outing, offers more than your standard harvest fare; this year visitors to the Vypich event can make their own bottle of burčák to take home.

Photo via Facebook @PražskéVinobraní

Organizers of the event are inviting the public to try their hand (or feet rather) at churning and stomping grapes.

Taking place from September 15-16, the festival promises a full line-up of wine and food degustation, showcasing wine producers from around the Czech lands, a kid’s zone, live music, and even a beer tent making it a top pick for celebrating this beloved Czech autumn tradition.

For more on burčák, see how to buy the best burčák in this article from our archives.

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