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Young Wine Festival

Enjoy local Bratislava wines at the city festival and come to celebrate St. Martin’s Day with us in the historic centre. In addition to good wine, you can look forward to a rich music programme, competitions, guided tours for the disadvantaged and a quiz on winemaking and good food.

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Winemakers from the Devín, Vajnor and Rača wine associations can be found at the St. George’s Courtyard, the gastro zone with autumn specialities, as well as vegan offerings is at the J. Nepomuk Courtyard of the Primate’s Palace.

Since the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, St. Martin’s Day celebrations have been associated with the wine tradition. On 11 November, the first wines of this year’s harvest are opened every year, not only in this country, but also in the Czech Republic and Austria.

According to the tradition, the wine from the year’s harvest is blessed by a church dignitary. The young wines will be blessed on the first day of the festival by the Archbishop of Bratislava, Stanislav Zvolenský, in the Chapel of St. Ladislav in the Primate’s Palace.

During the festival, the Museum of the City of Bratislava has extended the opening hours in the Exposition of Viticulture (in the Apponyi Palace) until 20:00. On Saturday, the National Wine Salon of the Slovak Republic, in the celler of th palace, will also be open for visitors.

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