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.
Other attributes of this region that make it very appealing to curious wine tourists are its closeness to Budapest, its beautiful Swabian villages, its traditional circular cellars, and — of course — its natural beauty. Just a stone's throw away from the capital! Brilliant, fruity white and spicy red wines await, with amazing upgrades such as fruit syrup and ham tasting, and cultural curiosities like the traditional circular cellars and Swabian architecture. Don't miss it!
A visit to a dynamically developing, young winery that gets its name after Agoston Haraszthy, father of the Californian viticulture.
An evening at the Rókusfalvy Winery, which turned from a young man's personal hobby into an incredible family venture —
and a colourful palette of upgrades to choose from! This is our Etyek wine tour. Do not miss out!
The package contains:
- 60 kms drive from and back to Budapest in a comfortable car
- Wine tasting at the following wineyards:
- A guided tour of Hernyák Homestead and wineyard
- A guided tour of Haraszthy Pincészet, which starts at the Reception Area, segueing into the processing plant where visitors can learn about viticultural machinery, then going on into the bottling plant, and through the unique "medieval hall", it ends in the wine cellars.
- A hearty, artisanal dinner at Rókusfalvy Inn