Würzburg Wine Festival Season
Würzburg is nestled in the Franconia region of northern Bavaria and is practically synonymous with wine-making. Bavaria may be renowned for its beer - after all, it is where the famous Oktoberfest celebrations take place - but never underestimate Bavarian wine. If you’re in the area, don’t miss the multiple celebrations of wine and food going on during wine season!
Wine Festival Season in Würzburg
Würzburg is home to the biggest wineries in Germany: the Bürgerspital, the Juliusspital and the Staatlicher Hofkeller, which all host their own events during the season. Here are the festivals to look forward to:
Wine Press Hall Festival (March 31 - April 1)
Würzburg rings in the beginning of wine season at the famous Bürgerspital winery, which dates back 700 years. Make the most of the famous Franconian wine in an indoor heated venue of historical renown, at the Wine Press Hall Festival (Kelterhallen Weinfest) at the Bürgerspital.
Culture Days at Juliusspital (May 13-28)
Culture Days at Juliusspital (Kulturtage im Weingut Juliusspital) mixes wine with art exhibitions, live music from jazz to rock, as well as tours of the Juliusspital. Visitors can taste some of the most renowned wine and soak up the atmosphere of one of the most legendary wineries around.
Würzburg Wine Village (May 26 - June 4)
Located right in the heart of the city of Würzburg in the market square, Würzburg Wine Village (Würzburger Weindorf) is a 10-day event with over 100 different local wines served in gazebos and festival tents, along with international food and local cuisine.
Bürgerspital Hofschoppen Festival (June 7-17)
In the courtyard of the historical Bürgerspital winery, Bürgerspital Hofschoppen Festival (Bürgerspital Hofschoppenfest) is a great chance to sample wines from the estate.
Wine Fest at Weingut Reiss (June 16-18)
Don’t miss the three-day-wine festival that is the Wine Fest at Weingut Reiss (Hoffest im Weingut Reiss), located in the Würzburg district of Unterdürrbach.
Hofgarten Wine Festival (June 30 - July 9)
In the court gardens of the Würzburg Residence Palace, Hofgarten Wine Festival is the most stately wine event of the whole season, with baroque architecture added to the mix. Taste wines from the state court cellar (Staatlicher Hofkeller) at the palace.
Wine Fest at the Stein (July 12-29)
Wine Fest at the Stein (Wein am Stein) is another scenic wine outing, where you can drink wine among the vines and listen to live music all day!
Wine Party at the Bürgerspitalhof Pfaffenberg (July 28-29)
The party (Weinparty im Bürgerspital-Hof Pfaffenberg) takes place in the yard of the Bürgerspital wine estate at the Pfaffenberg. The motto is "Top-notch enjoyment for all senses". Enjoy live music, a variety of food and of course the excellent Bürgerspital wines.
Würzburg Wine Parade (August 31 - September 10)
Würzburg Wine Parade (Weinparade Würzburg) is incomparable! Picture yourself sitting in a cosy pagoda-shaped tent on the market square, in front of the Marienkapelle, being able to pick from over 100 wines from the best wine estates in Germany, plus culinary treats of the highest quality.