Expovina Wine Ships – the Wine Boats in Zurich

Updated for 2018

Expovina Wine Ships - the Wine Boats in Zurich

Expovina 2018 –

1st – 15th November 2018

Expovina Zurich

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 – or a floating wine event. 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. We also have 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs – so check below to enter! Update: Please note that the contest is now closed and all the winners have been notified.

Expovina wine boats in Zurich

12 stationary ships are transformed into wine boats where you can taste a total of around 4,200 wines from 170 stands in a unique location right on the lake. In case you get hungry there are restaurants on board and it’s a fabulous place to meet up with friends for a great evening or day out.

A new feature of EXPOVINA this year is the concept of a “host country”. There will be a tent in Bürkliplatz where you can find out all about Georgia and its origins as the “cradle of wine”. Moreover, there will be over 20 Georgian producers presenting their wines for you to taste.

Tickets cost CHF 25, including the catalogue and entrance is from age 16 upwards. The boats are open Monday – Saturday from 1pm – 9pm, on Sunday from 11am to 7pm.

Expovina wine ships

The restaurants are open 11.30 – midnight and on Sundays from 11am – 9pm. Entrance is free from 11.30 am – 12.30 to go to the restaurants.

*** Contest ***

Update: the contest has closed and all the winners have been informed

Simply email us here with your a) Name and b) the word Expovina18 in the subject line your message. For an extra entry and extra chance to win please follow us on Instagram here. The winning tickets have will be ready for collection at the main entrance (Eingang 1) and will be deposited on the names of the winners. If you’re a winner please bring ID with you to collect your tickets! The winners will be notified on 30th October 2018.

Expovina 2018

Where: Bürkliplatz, Zurich

When: 1st – 15th November 2018

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

Entrance: CHF 25 including brochure

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

All photos 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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