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WINE FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV ® 23. 10. - 28. 11. 2020

Wine festival Český Krumlov®

náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 622


Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Culture, events; Highlights

Český Krumlov Wine Festival® brings yet again an enticing mosaic of wine experiences. Their special menu will be served from 23rd October to 21st November 2020.

St. Martin traditionally arrives on his white horse on the 11th day in November bringing not only the first snow but also first wine of the year. This marks the beginning of the Feast of St. Martin in Český Krumlov. Selected local restaurants will offer St. Martin´s wine, roast goose and other specialties.

The Český Krumlov Wine Festival® culminates in a Castle Wine Celebration, where you can taste over 300 wine samples of the Czech and foreign wineries.


Wine in Vineyards

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06.06.2020   (Sa) 11:00 - 20:00
07.06.2020   (Su) 11:00 - 18:00

Wine in the vineyards Český Krumlov

Wine tasting - you will taste samples of wines from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Samples of wines in the form of direct sales, cold and warm buffet. Tasting glass for a refundable deposit for rent on the spot.

Where: Monastery Garden and Terraces at the Schiele garden house, Český Krumlov


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26.09.2020   (Sa) 12:00 - 21:00

Garden Wine Degustation Český Krumlov

Wine tasting in the fabulously beautiful spaces of the monastery garden - you will taste 60 samples of wines from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Warm and cold buffet, tasting glass for a refundable deposit for rent on the spot.

Where: Monastery Garden, Český Krumlov

Program 2020:

Opening of Wine Festival Český Krumlov

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23.10.2020   (Fr) 15:00

Tramín Český Krumlov

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

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11.11.2020   (We) 11:11

Wine festival Český Krumlov®

Festive arrival of St. Martin with St. Martin’s wine, tasting and sale of St. Martin’s wine on 11. 11. at 11:11am on the Svornosti Square.

Where: Svornosti Square, Český Krumlov


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11.11.2020 - 15.11.2020   (We-Su)

St. Martin´s Wine and Menu Český Krumlov

Traditional St. Martin’s goose in different recipes and St. Martin´s Wine at our partner restaurants.


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23.10.2020 - 21.11.2020   (Mo-Su)

Wine Festival Český Krumlov®

Special festival offer of degustation evenings in partner restaurants. Degustation evenings within the Wine & Gastronomy & Culture program take place throughout the festival in various places in Český Krumlov.

Partners of Wine Festival Český Krumlov


Wine Festival Český Krumlov 2019

St. Martin's Feast

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.

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Infocenter Český Krumlov

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Infocentrum Český Krumlov
náměstí Svornosti 2
381 01 Český Krumlov
tel.: +420 380 704 622

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