Burčák Festivals in Prague: Here’s the Full List!

“Burčák” is partially fermented young wine and it is a very popular drink in Moravia, Austria, and Bavaria. This alcoholic wine drink is produced when pressed grape juice is partially fermented. Its consumption is typically connected with the first autumn days.

The law states that to be labeled a burčák, the product has to be made of Czech or Moravian fruits and can only be sold between August 1 and November 30 of the year.

The drink is considered to be a national treasure. Moravians are very passionate about the drink and claim that drinking seven liters per year guarantees good health in the upcoming year!

We have prepared a list of festivals where you can find “burčák” this year:

Vinohradské vinobraní

Burčák from ten different producers – just this fact is enough to have a rest and relax here after the working week. In addition, guests will enjoy a wide range of natural farm delicacies and wines from all over the Czech Republic, theatrical performances and other entertainment for children.

  • Where: Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Praha 3
  • When: 9 and 10 September, from 10:00 to 21:00
  • Price: free entrance
  • Program: click here

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, burčák, sausages, cheeses and other products of the region.

  • Where: Kampa
  • When: September 10, from 13:00 to 20:00
  • Price: free entrance

Trojské vinobraní

The festival will take place in the courtyard and garden of the magnificent Troja Castle. In addition to traditional wine tents, burčák and various delicacies, visitors can enjoy a rich cultural program. Organizers will create two stages, with street theater, children’s choir, dance groups and many other artists.

  • Where: Prague 7, Trojský zámek
  • When: September 10, from 11:00 to 20:00
  • Price: 100 CZK for online purchase, 150 CZK for local purchase

Prague Castle

The festival of wine and burčák in the Royal Garden of Prague Castle will last two days. In addition to quality Moravian wine,  you can find a rich cultural program – performances by folklore groups, fights of fencers and much more.

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

Kunratické vinobraní

The 12th festival of grape harvesting at the Kunratice fortress will last three days. You can find more than 150 sorts of wine. There will be also something to eat – grilled meat, sausages, cheeses and other delicacies. Visitors will also enjoy a tasting contest, wine stories about the process of wine production, evening fire show.

For children, organizers will prepare theatrical performances, various sports and creative competitions.

  • Where: Zaparkem, Praha 4 (see map)
  • When: 16, 17 and 18 September (Friday – from 16:00 to 22:00; Saturday – from 10:00 to 22:00, Sunday – from 10:00 to 17:00);
  • Price: for one day – 100 CZK, for all three days – 150 CZK;
  • Program: click here

Vinobraní na Grébovce

This event will be held in two stages. On Friday, September 23, the opening will take place at Namesti Miru, whiel on Saturday the celebration will move to Grebovka park (Havlíčkovy sady).

  • Where: Náměstí Míru 20/600, Praha 2 (see map)
  • When: September 23, from 12:00 to 20:00
  • Price: free entrance
  • Program: click here

Vinobraní na Náplavce

This tasting festival will be held by the river in the center of Prague. Tents with wine and burčák from Czech producers will be located on the quay Rašínovo nábřeží. The organizers have prepared live music and several different “wine” contests for the guests.

  • Where: Náplavka, Rašínovo nábřeží 22
  • When: 30 September and 1 October from 10:30 to 21:00
  • Price: 100 CZK (glass tasting glass included)
  • Program: click here
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