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St. Rochus Wine Fair 2023: More space, more winegrowers, new food stands

St. Rochus Wine Fair 2023: More space, more winegrowers, new food stands

Middle, August 03, 2023

Every year, the St. Rochus wine fair attracts thousands of visitors to Nittel. From Friday to Monday, showmen, live music, market stalls, gastronomy and winegrowers create a unique ambience.

It starts on Friday, August 18, 2023 at 8 p.m. with a musical start to the fair. The wine stands will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023. After a festive service with blessing of the wine, the wine fair will be officially opened at 7.30 p.m. Of course, the proclamation of the 18th Saar-Upper Moselle wine sovereignty should not be missing.

On Sunday, the “Wäin-Schmaachen” takes place in the Luxemburgish town of Machtum, at the same time as the Nittel wine fair. That's why there will again be a free shuttle service between the two locations every half hour between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. In Nittel, the lunch menu and live music provide entertainment. In addition, some regional market stalls sell products such as homemade jams and handicrafts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The fair continues on Monday from 3 p.m., with children’s entertainment on the fairground, among other things. At 8 p.m. the musical end of the fair is on the program.

This year there are 16 stands and stations at the St. Rochus wine fair. Some operators are there for the first time and ensure that there is even more choice of wines. A variety of culinary delicacies as well as coffee, cakes and waffles will be offered at the stands for the first time. The highlights of the gastronomy include, for example, fried scampi, fried chanterelles with tagliatelle or rump steak, a salad with scallops or Indian specialties. Of course, classics such as pizza, tarte flambée or currywurst are also available.

The stage will be in Moselstraße: this means there will be more seating for guests.

Late trains will also be used at the 2023 wine fair. On Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights, an additional regional train will run at 11:51 p.m. from Nittel to Trier – including all stops. Arriving by train is recommended. The Moselle Valley Railway runs every hour between Trier and Nittel.

You can find the complete program here HERE.