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Budapest Wine Festival with delicious wines to taste, exciting culinary experiences and colourful activities



It is no exaggeration to say that the Budapest Wine Festival held in Buda Castle every year is the most beautiful outdoor wine event in Europe.

Budapest makes no secret of the fact that the goal of the Budapest Wine Festival is to present the best wines from Hungary and the world and to bring together winemakers and wine aficionados – and to convert those who are not yet fans. We have countless reasons to invite you to this hugely successful annual festival (formerly known as the Budavár Wine Festival). Here are some of them:

 

  • Taste the finest wines of the country from all kinds of wine regions, and even try some great foreign wines.
  • Enjoy the flavours viewing the unforgettable panorama of Buda Castle – this iconic venue is breathtaking in itself.
  • Taste thousands of wines from hundreds of renowned exhibitors. Don't be afraid – you can't make the wrong choice.
  • Thanks to the wide range of gastronomic treats on offer, you can pair the unique wines with delicious snacks.
  • Not only is the tasting experience entertaining, the organisers also offer a number of concerts and other events, so you can be certain that the adventure will be complete.

 

So, all in all, if you love heavenly wines, cheerful people, mouth-watering dishes and would like to see the fabulous vista of Buda Castle, be sure to visit the Budapest Wine Festival. We bet that the mood of the event will captivate you at every turn. Up-to-date information is available on this page.

 

And if we weren’t convincing enough, check out a short summary video of a previous event.

 

 

Dive into culinary delights

If you’re already tasting special wines, you owe it to yourself to have some delicious bites to go with them. Fortunately, the organisers of the Budapest Wine Festival feel the same way, so you’ll find special gastronomical offers every year. You can choose from a wide range of street food, gourmet specialties, traditional and rethought recipes, but just keep one thing in mind: ‘save some space’ for the fine wines. And where do these wines come from? Well, practically from all over the country: Villany, Tokaj, Szekszárd, Eger, Badacsony, Mór and Kunság are all represented here, with almost every noted winery and specialist, alongside those from other corners of the world. If you’re an aficionado of culinary delights, it would be a shame to miss such a wonderful opportunity.

 

Plan your route in advance: check out the Budapest Wine Festival Map

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Events and activities at the Budapest Wine Festival – or why you’ll never be bored

Although the wide array of gastronomical experiences is a promising opportunity in itself, the abundance of events and activities at the Budapest Wine Festival make it even more special. A special meeting of wine and culture takes place here, with performances from the most popular Hungarian world music ensembles, alongside folk music, jazz and even folk dance.

Of course, the Budapest Wine Festival organisers have also thought about visitors who are less keen on musical attractions. You can enjoy your chosen dish in a calm environment at set tables, and can even expand your knowledge: listen to up-to-date lectures relating to wine tasting from renowned experts at the Wine University, while Taste of Hungary helps to navigate the wines in the ‘confusion of abundance’. At Pár Borpár (Wine Pairing) you can discover exciting differences between wines and, if you feel like testing your skills, you can do so at the Butlers Wine Quiz Bar.

We have other good news: if you feel like you want to visit the festival, you don't have to leave the children at home – the Budapest Wine Festival awaits the little ones with crafts activities and other playful events.

It’s worth it for the location alone

If you’re in Budapest, it’s basically ‘obligatory’ to visit the outstandingly impressive Buda Castle, whose sublime beauty is supported by the fact that it is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It has been home to Hungarian kings since the 13th century, and is where landmark decisions over the country's fate were made. We recommend that you combine the pleasant with the useful: visit the castle during the Budapest Wine Festival and enjoy the magical panorama with a truly magnificent glass of wine in your hand.

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