15 August 2022 / Juli Lami
When August comes, we need to experience the atmosphere of Balatonfüred Wine Week. This long-established event was created to celebrate the excellent wines of the Balatonfüred-Csopak Wine District in a fitting way. The winegrowers welcome guests for three weeks in their cosy wine booths on the Tagore promenade. Balatonfüred's most popular gastronomic festival offers 8-12 different wines per winery, with a total of around 300 wines to choose from.
26 wineries, 4 venues, 3 days, exciting music bands, fantastic speakers, special wine tastings, unique programmes. Wine and sparkling wine geeks, lovers of gastronomy and culture, as well as all those who want to relax with the family will celebrate together in the wine quarter of Budapest.
A real wine celebration in one of Tokaj’s most admired villages. That's the promise of the people of Mád, who are inviting the country to take a peek into their finest estates this year to share their most interesting stories. They will take us to places where the uniqueness, temperament, creativity and skill of the wineries ensure a good atmosphere, great programmes and respect for tradition. Special wines, unforgettable gastronomic experiences, colourful programmes and hospitable people from Mád. Let’s celebrate in Mád on 2nd and 3rd September.
For more than three decades now, one of the biggest wine festivals in Budapest was held every year at the Buda Castle. Magnificent historic sites, spectacular views, excellent wines. What better way to start autumn. Last year, nearly 25,000 people attended the four-day event, and this year the festival will once again welcome guests offering hundreds of different wines to taste at Hungary’s best wineries, gastronomic delights and concerts on several stages.
In mid-September, the Corinthia Hotel will be the place to be for wine lovers to savour Hungary's best of the best, following the release of the newest “Winelovers 100 - The 100 Best Hungarian Wines” catalogue. More than 100 exhibitors will take part in the event, with 100 top-listed wines and a further 59 wines from the publication to taste, as well as another 70 wines from award-winning wineries. If all this is not enough, there will also be pop-up tastings at no additional cost.
30th September – 2nd October
The Villány Red Wine Festival, the biggest gastronomic event in the Villány Wine District (Pannon Wine Region), will be held in the town of Villány on the first weekend of October. For three days, from Friday to Sunday, events will take place at the wine cellars and the event area, with a variety of musical and folk-art performances and a harvest parade, as well as cultural and gastronomic delights. Of course, the best wines of the region will be on offer for visitors to taste.
This event is not about the famous French wine region but its varieties, which are widely planted in Hungary, too: “Winelovers” focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot varieties as well as blends made from these in Hungary. More than 60 wineries and 150 wines, top dishes, pop up presentations and a prize draw await guests. Make the November of Bordeaux Grand Tasting the most exciting day of the end of this Fall.
On 10th December Tokaj Aszú will be celebrated the fifth time in row, this year. And not only in Hungary, as the holiday is international and its aim is to make this wonderful national treasure known and loved as widely as possible. On this day, a number of restaurants and wine shops will be offering Tokaji Aszú specials, but the day is also about getting as many people as possible to taste a glass of our liquid gold in their homes. Don’t forget to share your experience using the hashtag #aszuday.