Even though Český Krumlov is not situated in a wine region, in some places the grapevine still grows – because already the Rosenbergs tried to grow it on the Southern castle terraces. This year the grapevine will be returned to reconstructed monasteries, where over 50 pieces will be planted.
This symbolic act will on Friday,7th November start another year of Český Krumlov Wine Festival. It the evening, it will continue at the Castle Riding Hall, where a Castle gala takes place. Excellent wines from Moravia and France are prepared in a combination with modern gastronomy performed by chef Radek Šubrt. The evening will be opened by a Sabrage, so the sects cutted off by a saber, a shoe or a glass is going to be seen.
The viticulture Proqin (which owns the Bronze Wine Grower of 2013 title) provides sparkling wines, the viticulture Sonberk (the Golden Viticulture of 2013 title) does white wines and luxury French red wines will be available as well.
On Tuesday, 11th November, a common tasting of the first wine of this year will take place on Svornost square.
There will be lot of guests on Český Krumlov Festival – for example, an appreciated sommelier Klára Kollárová has prepared an educational wine tasting called UNESCO & WINE. One of the best sommeliers in the Czech Republic Ivo Dvořák and Michal Šetka have their own presentations prepared. Above that, a program called Wine & Gastronomy & Culture will guide the whole Festival.
The Festival will end with Castle Celebration of Wine on Saturday, 29th November, again in the Castle Riding Hall.
During the Festival you can enjoy a tasting of more than 150 specimens of Czech, Moravian and foreign wines and you will meet some famous wine growers. Also, the music bands Medicimbal and Chlapi v sobě are going to play there.