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WINE FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV ®, 21. 10. - 26. 11. 2016


náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

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Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2016 - Archive

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Český Krumlov Wine Festival® brings yet again an enticing mosaic of wine experiences. Their special menu will be served between October 21th and November 26th.

Below we bring tasting menu at restaurants, cultural programs and events connected with visiting winemakers and wine tasting up to date.

Festive planting of grapevine

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21.10.2016   (Fr) 15:00


Festive planting of grapevine at the renewed municipal vineyard in Český Krumlov.

Where: Terrace of Egon Schiele Garden Studio, Český Krumlov

Arrival of St. Martin and Festive Opening of St. Martin´s Wine

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11.11.2016   (Fr) 11:11

Arrival of St. Martin

Festive arrival of St. Martin with St. Martin’s wine, tasting and sale of St. Martin’s wine.

Where: Svornosti Square, Český Krumlov


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11.11.2016 - 20.11.2016   (Mo-Su)

.. .. St. Martin´s wine and menu

Traditional St. Martin’s goose in different recipes at our partner restaurants:

RESTAURANT JAKUB, Kájovská 54, Český Krumlov

HOSTINEC DEPO, Latrán 74-75, Český Krumlov

PAPA´S LIVING RESTAURANT, Latrán 13, Český Krumlov

RESTAURACE TENIS-CENTRUM, Chvalšinská 247, Český Krumlov

HOTEL ZLATÝ ANDĚL, Náměstí Svornosti 11, Český Krumlov


RESTAURACE ŠVAMBERSKÝ DŮM, Soukenická 35, Český Krumlov

RESTAURACE KONVICE, Horní 145, Český Krumlov

RESTAURACE JELENKA, Latrán 138, Český Krumlov

HOSTINEC U MATESA, Rybářská 23, Český Krumlov

CAFE RETRO, Hradební 60, Český Krumlov

RESTAURACE GLOKNER Svachův Dvůr, Svachova Lhotka 1, Mirkovice

HOSPODA 99, Věžní 99, Český Krumlov


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19.11.2016   (Sa) 14:00 - 22:00

.. Wine festival Český Krumlov: Castle wine party

Wine show with tasting and wine sale in Castle Riding School. A presentation of Czech and foreign wineries attended by their winemakers, cellar masters and sommeliers. You will have the opportunity to taste over 250 wine samples accompanied by both cold and warm buffet.

Where: Castle Riding School, Český Krumlov


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20.10.2016 - 26.11.2016   (Mo-Su)

Special Festival menu at select restaurants as well as cultural programmes. Meet wine lovers and experts over a glass of wine.

Wine from Tokaj and hungarian delicatesies

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29.10.2016   (Sa) 18:00




St. Martin's Feast

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St. Martin was born in 316 as Martin of Tours. His father was a pagan Roman officer in the Roman province of Upper Pannonia (today's Hungary) and he made Martin into a soldier when he was barely fifteen years old. Legend has it that Martin met a half-naked poor man begging for money on the street one dark cold night. Martin had no coins to give but wishing to protect the man from the elements, he tore his cloak in half and gave the beggar one part. Next night Christ Himself appeared to Martin, dressed in this half-cloak. Martin was so impressed by this sight that he got baptized on Easter 399 and devoted his life to God. He had to wait another 15 years before being released from the army with the rank of an officer. In 372 he became Bishop of Tours but continued to live a modest monk's life in a cottage near Loire River - on site of the future Marmoutier Abbey. St. Martin died in 397 aged 81 in Candes near Tours. He is patron Saint of soldiers, horses, riders, geese and winemakers. He is mostly pictured seated on a horse with half of his cloak and with a beggar.

St. Martin's Feast has traditional been one of the most popular ones in the year. This day marked the arrival of the first snow but also a full-blown feast. St. Martin's wine tradition can be traced back to the imperial court of Emperor Joseph II. where it was customary to toast St. Martin with the new wine of the year. On this day the seasonal service of winemakers at larger farms ended. They negotiated terms for the next season over a glass of first wine from the autumn harvest and while enjoying seasonal delicacies.

A well-fed roast goose usually served with a bread or potato dumpling and red cabbage is a traditional meal of this Feast. There are two legends explaining the goose dish. According to one legend, geese were disturbing St. Martin's sermon with their cackle and as punishment they end up in the roasting pan. According to another, Martin was so modest that he hid in a goose pen to avoid being ordained as bishop but geese betrayed him with loud cackling. Traditional dishes of St. Martin's Feast include pointed rolls filled with poppy seeds or plum jam paired with new wine, red or white which goes well with Bohemian specialties. St. Martin's Feast continues to be celebrated as a day of good food and wine.

Wine festival Český Krumlov 2017


Wine Festival Český Krumlov 2017 go on in November 2017. The schedule of events will include Festive opening of St. Martin's wine, St. Martin's wine and special menu at selected restaurants, Garden wine party, various wine, cultural and gastronomy events, expert lectures.