Seasonal feasts of wine in South Moravia
There is no better time for visiting South Moravia – a region so famous for its great wine production – than the end of the summer season. The reason why is simple – celebration of the wine harvest and vintage! Mikulov, Velké Pavlovice and Valtice are all places with centuries´ long traditions of grape growing and cultivation. Vintage days have been for ages the most important days of these towns –true feasts of prosperity, joy and happiness.
For two or three days each year these charming towns are transformed into historical market places and welcome visitors with historical parades. You are invited to try various wines and fermented wine in many places and can also watch jousting tournaments and performances by jugglers, comedians, fencers, folklore ensembles in colourful costumes, and cymbal and brass bands. The programme also includes concerts, exhibitions, stalls with local gastronomic specialties and much more. Enjoy the vintage day during a single day trip and taste the unique culture of the specific region of South Moravia, full of traditions and folklore.
Wine festivals can be visited in single day trip from Prague (approx. 2,5 hours) or Vienna (approx. 1,5 hour) or even better during 2 day tour with overnight stay in one of the local boutique hotels or guest houses. Your tour guide Honza who knows the region as no one else and has many good friends there will provide you with a deep insight into the culture, traditions and history.
Are you visiting the Czech Republic at the different time of the year? Never mind the region of South Moravia is definitely worth visiting not only during the wine festivals but all year round. The beautiful region is world-famous for the unique Lednice-Valtice Complex, which has been included in the UNESCO list and nicknamed the Garden of Europe, and also for very good wine that is produced here. Visitors can admire the incredibly beautiful chateaux and romantic buildings built during the 17th-19th Centuries that can be found in the middle of pristine nature, wander through a fascinating landscape of vineyards and taste the local wine and spend an interesting evening with the local wine maker in his cellar.
In 2018 festivals are organized in these days and towns:
September 8 – 9 – Mikulov, Pálavské Vinobraní
September 14 – 16 – Znojmo, Znojemské historické vinobraní
October 6 – 7 – Valtice, Valtické vinobraní
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