To celebrate the "wine grabbing", wine festivals belong among very popular annual events in Slovakia. Picturesque wine town of Modra proves this every September. The unrepeatable atmosphere of local vendabe attracts ever more visitors every year.
The traditional yearly vendabe
takes place in the town of Modra
, on the 27th to 29th of September
. Apart from typical stands offering excellent young wine and great food you can enjoy a manifold cultural programme of the wine festival. Dancing, music and fun belong to celebrations in the streets and yards of the town. The stylised allegorical parade will be the focal point of the whole programme and a symbol of the event.
The annual wine-harvesting feast
has a long tradition in Modra
. The historical Town Hall always turns into a vinicultural yard with a town wine-cellar, becoming the heart of the local wine fest
. The festival will present commented demonstrations of grape-pressing and the traditional making of musts and wines, music and theatrical performances, exhibitions and children's activities. The first day's programme will also include the awarding of prizes in contest for the best Modra Vintage Wine. You can then taste the competing wines in the historical town cellar. Do not forget to try other wines, musts, table grapes, products from grapes and home-made wine-harvest delicacies.
The pleasant atmosphere is accompanied with local wines and Federweissers as well as regional delicacies in old heart of Modra
. The festival culminates in an allegorical parade called "The last hogshead", a typical concluding act, the historically documented conclusion of the vintage feasts, where the individual viticultural communes
display what they have to offer in respect. The parade includes selected typical features documented from the items between the two world wars. It is named after the festively decorated last carriage of the vintage harvest, which used to be accompanied by the wine-pickers to the house of the farmer who owned particular vineyard.
is, except of viticulture
, famous also as the place of work and last rest of Ľudovít Štúr, the key person of Slovak nationhood. From the handicrafts point of view, the products of Modra majolica are famous and become popular as souvenirs for tourists. Plan a trip
to lovely Modra
to get familiar with local habits, cultural traditions, handicrafts and other regional specialties during the biggest celebration of the work of local wine growers.