Expovina Wine Ships – the Wine Boats in Zurich

Updated for 2019

Expovina Wine Ships - the Wine Boats in Zurich

Expovina 2019 –

31st October – 14th November 2019


Expovina Wine ships Zurich Switzerland

Attention all wine lovers! Early November is always a special time for wine in Zurich. It’s when the wine ships dock at Bürkliplatz in Zurich for the annual Autumn Expovina wine event. Yes, this really is wine on the water – a true floating wine experience. It’s great fun and there are some amazing wines to taste as well. So whether you go on your own, with a friend or a whole group you’re bound to have a rewarding time.

Expovina wine boats in Zurich

The Boats in Bürkliplatz

There are 12 stationary ships moored in Bürkliplatz Zurich and for the duration of the festival they are are transformed into wine boats. You can walk from one boat to another with the opportunity to taste a total of over 4,000 wines from around 170 stands in a unique location right on the lake. It’s a fabulous place to meet up with friends for a great evening or day out.

Expovina wine ships Zurich


There are restaurants on board in case you’re feeling peckish and they are open:

Monday to Saturday from 11.30 – midnight
Sunday 11am till 9pm

Visitors to the Restaurant can get free entrance from 11.30 – 12.30 Monday to Friday.

Entrance Tickets

Tickets cost CHF 30, including the catalogue and entrance is from age 16 upwards (although for the restaurant you need to be 18 or over).
However, you can also buy tickets online via Ticketino for CHF 27.00 by clicking here.

Opening Hours

The boats are open Monday – Saturday from 1pm – 9pm, on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Please note the cash desk closes half an hour before the end.

Information For The Winners of the Contest

All winners of the contest for 5 pairs of tickets were notified on 30th October and they each have two codes which can be redeemed online for two tickets.

Expovina wine ships

Expovina 2019

Where: Bürkliplatz, Zurich

When: 31st October – 14th November 2019

Hours:  Monday – Saturday 1pm – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm

Entrance: CHF 30 including brochure (online CHF 27 via Ticketino)

For more information please go the website here (in German). Prost!

Photos by NewInZurich and courtesy of Expovina


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  1. Steve says:

    I would love to go to the Expovina. My favourite wine at the moment is the White “Zürich Staatsschreiber”.
    Greetings from Kloten

    • newinzurich says:

      Dear Steve thanks so much for your comments. Unfortunately you weren’t lucky this time but I really hope you manage to get to Expovina before it ends on 17th Nov. Thank you so much for entering and good luck with our other contests!

  2. Hazel Laird says:

    I enjoy a Zurich Riesling – Sylvaner

    • newinzurich says:

      Dear Hazel – nice choice and thanks so much for your comments. I really hope you manage to get to Expovina before it ends on 17th Nov. Thank you so much for entering and good luck with our other contests!

  3. Lisa Crouch says:

    My favourite is a Chianti Reserva called Foho from the vinyard we stayed at during the summer in Italy.

  4. Zahira says:

    I would like to go to Expovina next week. My fauvorite wine is from Spain, Marqués de Riscal.

    • newinzurich says:

      Thanks Zahira! Expovina is on till 17th November and although you weren’t one of the winners this year thank you for taking part and I hope you enjoy the wine boats!

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