Every September tens of thousands of people visit Buda castle to celebrate wine at Hungary's greatest wine festival. Hundreds of exhibitors show there wines from all around Hungary and even from a few foreign countries. Even if you are not the wine expert, the ambience and the programs guarantee an unforgettable time spent in Budapest.
If you are in Budapest, you should not miss this opportunity to try the best wines of Hungary in the most prestigious sight of Budapest.
Tour Hungary’s wine regions without leaving the city limits of Budapest, sampling excellent varieties from an impressive assortment of labels at the city’s most scenic wine festival at Buda Castle. Local culinary treats served on-site pair well with intoxicating reds, whites and rosés.
It is more than the Hungarian National Wine Festival as it often reaches out to other nations, featuring a guest country’s wine culture.
Even if you are not a wine lover you will find something that picks your interest:
- fine food – there’s a gastro promenade offering quality streetfood and culinary specialties,
- cultural programs,
- children activities.
Overall a wonderful atmopshere within a historical setting!
There are almost 140 grape varieties making up 22 historic wine regions. The more than 200 wineries at the Wine Festival represent all Hungarian wine regions, and most varieties. Thanks to our themed wine routes, those who are less confident in their knowledge of Hungarian wines can find their way around, too. It is our goal to help our guests explore as many tastes and flavours as they can during the festival.
What’s the secret of Tokaji Aszú? What goes into Bikavér (bull’s blood), a special red blend produced in Eger and Szekszárd? Where does the scent of Cserszegi Fűszeres or Irsai Olivér come from? What’s the difference between a light and a full-bodied Furmint? How is rosé, a definite summer favourite, made? These are the questions that will be answered at the Budapest Wine Festival, where guests from all over the world gather to learn about Hungarian wines from our best wine makers and producers. Discover the Taste of Hungary!