I started to organise wine tours more than 15 years ago just for fun and just for friends. At that time, here in Hungary few wineries have had a nice or at least appropriate tasting room. I can remember we were waiting for our next glass of wine in the cold before the tiny winery but those chats with the winemakers planted in me my hobby. I am amazed by the facts how grapes can give us wine and the whole process behind this wonderful profession. By the time, beautiful and fancy wineries occured, plenty of which have suitable tasting area and the smallest wineries can also offer you the best tasting experience. This is why I decided to put a spell on the smaller, family wineries which really deserve our attention and I would like to show you a colourful wine map of Hungary.
Come and taste with me..
The Archabbey of Pannonhalma and its surroundings, which area significant religious, cultural and educational centre of Hungary, were pronounced part of the World Heritage in 1996.The Archabbey, which has a history of more than a thousand years, was built on the almost 300 metre high hill located at the meeting point of Bakony and the Little Hungarian Plain, and it is easily visible from a distance.
from 195 €
With its green pastures, blue lakes and rolling hills, this region has historically been called "the wine-garden of Budapest", and with good reason: although it has only received the official wine region title in 1990, grapes have been cultivated here for hundreds of years. This area is slightly cooler and breezier than other Hungarian regions, with lots of sunshine, and the grapes traditionally cultivated here — such as the chardonnay, the sauvignon blanc or the pinot noir — take good advantage of these conditions. No wonder that from the XIX Century on, famous champagne manufacturer Törley bought their champagne wines from this region. Come with us on this trip, only an hour from the capital, and see what the "wine-gardens of Budapest" have to offer!
from 149 €
It is somewhat easy and very difficult at the same time to write an introduction to Tokaj. It is easy, because what wine connoisseur haven't heard of one of Tokaji Aszú, one of the world's oldest Botrytised dessert wines; or the UNESCO-protected region itself, with wine production dating back to over a thousand years ago? And it is also difficult because Tokaj is so much more than that. Tradition and timeless Hungarian culture seep from every rock and tree, and everything in this landscape serves the production of one of the world's most recognizable wines. Seeing and tasting Tokaj is a heavyweight wine experience, not to be missed by any enthusiast!
from 225 €
Rolling hills, green oak vales, hidden villages, and a magical town seeped in history – this is Eger, one of the most famous wine regions of Hungary. Situated on the slopes of the Bükk Mountains in the North-Eastern part of Hungary, this county-seat town and its outlying territories have been known for producing wine specialities since the medieval times. In fact, the wines of its master winemaker families are on lists of highest acclaim worldwide even today.
from 175 €