Are you planning to go on a wine trip abroad ? Then we suggest you to choose a tailor-made trip to wine country Hungary. Unfortunately, Hungary is not well known as a wine country yet, but out of tradition, culture and not least climate and soil the country became one of Europe’s best wine producing countries – if not the best …
We offer you a tour which goes to Hungary’s two best wine-districts, especially famous of its red wine, Villány and Szekszárd.
In addition to taste the finest wines, the program offers an insight into the Hungarian gourmet kitchen as well.
Villány is one of Hungary’s most distinctive wine regions that have achieved its prestige through long tradition as a wine producer of really good wines. The local wineries regularly win international awards at various wine competitions. Winemakers from Villány has been honored six times with the title “Winemaker/Winery of the Year” in Hungary so far.
The territory Szekszárd is a dynamic wine region in development. It has been investing heavily in new wineries / producers in recent years, which has resulted in wines that can compete internationally. Today the wines of Szekszárd are worthy competitors to the famous Hungarian wines from Tokaj.
The two beforementioned wine regions, Villány and Szekszárd, has won more medals in April this year than ever before on the international prestige competition “The Challenge du Vin Bordeaux”. On this trip it is possible to taste some of these wines.
The group will be together with a local guide throughout the program and wine tasting sessions will be led by professional sommeliers. There will be visits to traditional wine cellars and also a visit to a state of the art computerized production. Participants can study the production process from harvest to bottling.
After arriving at Budapest airport, the group will travel to Villány (about 2.5 hour bus ride). Accommodation is a 4-star Wine and Spa. Situated in the heart of Villány, next to the famous wine cellars. It offers cozy comfortable rooms, a gourmet restaurant and a wellness area with a viontherapautiske treatments. Wine and spa treatments based on grape and winecosmetics, produced by own recipes.
In the evening there will be a short visit to the famous winemaker, Attila Gere and a subsequent seven-course gourmet wine dinner.
On the second day there will be a pleasant trip to Siklós where we visit a medieval castle built in the 13th century. The walk will be followed by a lunch at the cozy Tenkes Csárda, offering traditional Hungarian food. After lunch there will be a visit and wine tasting at one of the leading wineries in the region, Vylyan Winery. This charming vineyard is located on the hillside, surrounded by vines. There will be tasting a selection of premium wines. Depending on the weather, here will be the opportunity to study the different stages of wine production. This winery won the title of “Best National Producer of the Year 2012 – Hungary” at Vienna’s international competition in Austria. The day will end with a wine dinner, combined with a visit to the winery Sauska Winery. Last year, this manufacturer achieved an unprecedented success in the world of wine’s most prestigious competition, The Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Their wine, Cuvee 2009 won “Best in Show Red Bordeaux Varietal Over £ 15” beating wines from France, Italy, Chile and Argentina.
At dinner, wines from this producer will be served.
This day we are in Szekszárd. This district is famous mainly for its red wines, although in recent times popular rosé wines are also produced here. The most commonly used grape here is “Kadarka” which has given the region the good winereputation. In the morning we will visit two wine cellars here. First stop is Heimann Winery. This family-owned vineyard is located on top of a hill with a wonderful view of Szekszárd. This winery is recognized as one of the best in the area and also here it will be possible to taste a selection of premium wines.
The stay in Szekszárd concludes with a 2 course lunch at Fritz Winery. The vineyard offers a fine restaurant, antique-style rooms, a large terrace and an open kitchen. The curiosity in this winery is an underground winechurch with vaulted ceiling called “Wine making sanctuary”. Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from this vineyard won this year a gold medal in “The Challenge du Vin Bordeaux”. We also get to taste the best wines from the wine cellar.
After lunch the group travels back to Budapest. The accommodation is in a 4-Star hotel in the city. The Hungarian wine tour can be ended with a farewell dinner in one of the capital’s best restaurants, eg. Bock Bistro, which -since its opening- has always been on the top 10 list of restaurants in Budapest. Here everybody can order a’la carte. If there is interest in it, the evening ends with a look at Budapest’s colorful nightlife.
The tour will be organized with minimum 10 maximum 20 participants.