Aug 28, 2023

Burčák Festivals 2023 in Prague: Your Ultimate List!

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Shadia Oseni

Vinobraní is a grape harvest festival traditionally celebrated in early fall throughout the Czech Republic.

On the occasion, towns and cities hold fairs with concerts, theatrical performances and, of course, tasting of burčák, a low-alcohol drink made from fermented grape must.

It is famous among the people for its light refreshing taste and useful, cleansing properties.

We have prepared a list of places where the biggest festivals will take place in Prague in 2023. The first of them will start already this week:

“Vinohradské vinobraní” on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square (Vinohradské vinobraní).

Burčák from ten different producers – this fact alone is enough to make you want to relax and unwind here after the end of the working week. In addition, guests can enjoy a wide range of natural farm delicacies and wines from all over the Czech Republic, theatrical performances and other entertainment for children, folk ensembles and modern bands.

  • Where: Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Praha 3 (see map)
  • When: September 8 and 9, from 10:00 to 21:00.
  • Cost: free admission
  • Festival program here

 

Vinobraní in Troja (Trojské vinobraní)

The festival will take place in the courtyard and garden of the luxurious Troja Castle. In addition to the traditional tents with wine, burčák and various delicacies, visitors will be treated to a rich cultural program. The organizers will set up a stage on the territory, where street theater, children’s choir, dance groups and many other artists will perform. At 14:00 and 16:00 there will be free tours of the castle.

  • Where: Praha 7, Trojský zámek (see map)
  • When: September 9, from 11:00 to 20:00.
  • Entrance fee: 100 CZK

 

Vinobrani” on Prague Castle

The Wine and Burčák Festival in the Royal Garden of Prague Castle will last two days. In addition to quality Moravian wine, it will offer visitors a cultural program – performance of folklore groups, fencing demonstrations and much more.

  • Where: Pražský hrad, Praha 1, Královská zahrada (see map)
  • When: September 9 and 10, from 11:00 to 18:00
  • Cost: free admission
  • Program here

 

Vinobraní on Kampa Island (Malostranské vinobraní)

Several ensembles of traditional Moravian music and dance will perform in the park on Kampa Island. Guests will be able to taste Moravian wines, burchak, sausages, cheeses and other products of the region.

  • Where: Ostrov Kampa, Praha 1 (see map)
  • When: September 16, from 14:00 to 20:00
  • Cost: free admission

 

Vinobraní in the Botanical Garden (Vinobraní sv. Kláry)

The festival of delicious wine and good mood will last for two days. The Prague Botanical Garden is located in close proximity to Troja Castle and the Prague Zoo, so you can have a very busy weekend. A terrace with a great view will be opened for visitors and music and dance groups will organize performances.

  • Where: Nádvorní 134, Praha 7 (see map)
  • When: September 16 and 17, from 10:00 to 19:00.
  • Cost: adults – 250 CZK, children – 150 CZK (includes a tour of the wine-making exposition and a visit to the Fata Morgana greenhouse).

 

“Vinobraní” on Namesti Miru (the first part of Vinobraní na Grébovce)

This celebration will take place in two stages. On Friday, September 22, the opening of the event will take place on Mira Square, and on Saturday the celebration will move to Grebovka Park (Havlíčkovy Gardens).

A stage will be set up on the square, where national music ensembles and modern popular groups will perform after the official part. Of course, fresh burchak and the best wine from all over the country will be waiting for the guests.

  • Where: Náměstí Míru 20/600, Praha 2 (see map)
  • When: September 22 from 14:00 to 21:00
  • Cost: free admission

 

Vinobraní in Havlíčkovy Gardens (second part of Vinobraní na Grébovce)

The celebration in Havlíčkovy Gardens will offer visitors fresh burčák from grapes ripened right here – at the foot of Villa Grébovka. The local vineyard is known to Prague citizens for the high quality of its wines. Traders will set up dozens of stalls in the park with delicious food, wine and various handicrafts. The organizers have prepared an entertainment program for children and adults – sommelier performances, theatrical performances, contests, concerts and live medieval music.

  • Where: Havlíčkovy sady 2188, Praha 2
  • When: September 23 from 12:30 to 22:00
  • Cost: free admission

 

 

Vinohradské Vinobraní at Jiřího z Poděbrad Square 

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Presenting an array of burčák from ten distinct producers, this facet alone beckons individuals to unwind and indulge after the workweek’s culmination. Amid this, a plenitude of organic farm delights and Czech wines spanning the nation is poised to gratify visitors. Accompanying these pleasures are theatrical exhibitions, children’s amusements, folk ensembles, and contemporary musical performances.

  • Where: Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague 3 (see map)
  • When: September 8 and 9, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

 

Vinobraní at the Kunratické Castle (Kunratické vinobraní).

The thirteenth edition of the grape harvest festival at the Kunratice Castle, located in the Prague district of the same name, will last three days. Burčák and more than 150 varieties of wine will be brought here from all over the Czech Republic. There will also be something to eat – grilled meat, sausages, cheeses and many other goodies.

Theater performances, various sports and creative contests will be prepared for children. At the same time, the young guests will be supervised by specially trained staff, so parents will be able to relax, feel the atmosphere of the festival and enjoy a glass of wine.

  • Where: Za parkem, Praha 4
  • When: September 22, 23 and 24 (Friday – from 16:00 to 22:00; Saturday – from 10:00 to 22:00, Sunday – from 10:00 to 17:00);
  • Cost: for one day – 150 CZK, for all three days – 200 CZK;
  • Program here

 

Svatováclavské vinobraní

Right on the territory of Prague Castle is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Czech Republic, which originated here in the tenth century and bears the name of its founder, St. Wenceslas (Svatováclavská vinice). Two varieties of grapes are mainly grown here – Rhine Riesling and Pinot Noir, but there are dozens of other varieties planted along the observation avenue.

Stunning views of Prague, the opportunity to see an authentic hand pressed grape press in operation, burčák and wines from 20 of the best Czech producers, traditional music with dancing and much more. Guests will also be offered various treats to accompany the wine – grilled meats, pates, cheeses.

  • Where: Svatováclavská vinice – Staré zámecké schody 251, Praha 1
  • When: September 23 from 11:00 to 19:00
  • Cost: this year the festival will be held in a tasting format. At the entrance, you will have to pay 300 CZK, for which you will receive a tasting glass and tokens for 10 tastings. If desired, the tokens can be purchased.
  • Program here

 

Vinobraní na Náplavce

This tasting festival will take place by the river in the center of Prague. Tents with wine and burčák from Czech producers will be located on the Rašínovo nábřeží embankment (between the railway bridge and the Vyšehrad Rock).

The festival will also sell appetizers, perfectly matched with wine. The organizers have prepared live music and several different “wine” contests for the guests – corkscrew bottle-opening competition, blind tasting, determining the tones in the taste bouquet and others.

  • Where: Náplavka, Rašínovo nábřeží 22, Praha 2
  • When: September 30 and October 1 from 10:30 to 21:00.
  • Cost: 100 CZK (price includes a glass tasting glass)

 

Harvest Festival at the Břevnovské Monastery (Břevnovské posvícení)

The festival will take place at the walls of the Břevnovské Monastery in the urban area of Prague 6. At the fair you will be able to taste and buy wine, burchak, fresh delicacies directly from farmers, as well as ready-made dishes – roasted goose with dumplings, roasted ox, potato pancakes, pancakes and other treats.

  • Where: Markétská 2, Praha 6, Břevnovský klášter
  • When: October 6, 7 and 8, from 12:00 to 19:00 in advance.
  • Cost: free admission

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