- Hans Weber
- September 26, 2023
Around 45 stalls, of which more than 30 winemakers, mainly from Moravia, tasting of rosé wines and clarets, gastronomy paired with rosé wine, a rich accompanying program – such will be the eleventh year of the Růžový máj festival. It will take place on May 22 on the right bank of the Vltava. The festival returns to the Prague embankment. Due to the pandemic, the last two years took place in Prague’s Holešovice, and due to restrictions, the organizers had to hold the previous two years only in September. This year, visitors to Pink May will enjoy it in the form they are used to. “Růžový máj was originally born on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, then moved to the Rašín embankment embankment, where its stable place is. Due to various obstacles, the last two years it was mainly covid, he had to move differently in time and for one place and place, but we hope that he will return to his homeland, so to speak, “said Jiří Sedláček, festival director Růžový máj. The festival will start on Sunday, May 22 at 10 a.m., the opening ceremony will take place an hour later. 30 Moravian and Czech winemakers will bring their best rosé wines to the festival, who will offer visitors over 2,500 bottles of wine. A number of new wineries will arrive at the festival – for the first time ever, the Kolby Winery, for example, will take part. The festival wants to minimize plastic waste and it is clear that glass tastes much better. The tasting set, which includes a 0.35 l glass, a tasting card with an overview of winemakers and other information, and a pencil, can be purchased in advance or on the day of the festival at the box office for one hundred crowns. However, if the visitor does not want to taste wine, but for example drink only soft drinks or enjoy refreshments in the stalls, he does not have to buy anything, admission to the festival, including the cultural program, is free. This year, the card will also include a ticket to vote in the poll for the festival’s most popular winery, “Jiří Sedláček described.
In addition to stalls offering rosé wines, there will be 14 stalls with gastronomy suitable for rosé wines. , semi-hard and brie, typical Tyrolean dried hams, deer, wild boar, chamois and beef sausages, but also pljeskavica, grilled vegetables, original Belgian fries with homemade dips, various types of Slovak peas, Indian cuisine, Mexican cuisine, pizza or melted raclette cheese served on boiled potatoes, “said Jiří Sedláček. But the Pink May Festival is not just about drinking wine and great gastronomy, there is also an accompanying program. “The festival is traditionally accompanied by live music in the form of dulcimer music, the program moves to jazz and culminates in swing, among other things, so that the present visitors can dance if they want,” concluded Jiří Sedláček.