Burčák season came early this year—with domestic vineyards seeing an August harvest due to historically hot summer temperatures.
If you haven’t yet indulged in a glass or two of this potent young wine, sold at wine shops by the plastic liter bottle, a number of vinobraní, the Czech word for a wine-and-harvest festival, are scheduled for Prague and beyond this month with a few of them kicking off already last weekend.
A number of these popular festivals take place throughout the Czech capital (Vinohrady, St.Klara, and Kunratice among them), but Prague vinobraní now in its third outing, offers more than your standard harvest fare; this year visitors to the Vypich event can make their own bottle of burčák to take home.
Organizers of the event are inviting the public to try their hand (or feet rather) at churning and stomping grapes.
Taking place from September 15-16, the festival promises a full line-up of wine and food degustation, showcasing wine producers from around the Czech lands, a kid’s zone, live music, and even a beer tent making it a top pick for celebrating this beloved Czech autumn tradition.
For more on burčák, see how to buy the best burčák in this article from our archives.