The International Wine Festival of Budapest is the highlight of the year for wine lovers as it is possible to taste about 5000 different kinds of wine at this annual wine festival in Budapest. It is always arranged in September and in the same area as many other popular Budapest festivals; the Buda castle area.
This area is packed with stands during the five days the festival normally last, and here you can taste wine from lots of different cellars throughout Hungary and in addition they also have guests of honor presenting the wines from their nation in a given year. In 2012 that nation was Croatia, so if you are not fond of Hungarian Wine (which is impossible), you can still find some wines from outside Hungary as well at the festival.
During the festival there are lots of live concerts going on in the area and you can of course eat traditional Hungarian food like sausuage, goulash soup, meets of all kinds, chimney cakes and similar delicious stuff during the festival. If you want some more culture during the festival, you should absolutely pay a visit to the National Gallery which is located in the middle of the festival area.
How to get to the wine festival?
Travel with bus 16 from Deák Ter to Disz tér or from Széll Kálmán Tér to Disz Tér with bus 16 or 116. An even more enjoyable way is to walk across the Chain Bridge and then travel with the funicular from there to the festival area.
Wine festival information 2014
Dates: no dates yet
Entrance: 2700 HUF per day (5-day ticket: 7500 HUF)
(includes crystal glass, entrance to the museums in the area, concerts in the area, great view and much more)
Openings times: 12.00-23.00 (with some exceptions)
Inside the festival area you pay with tasting tickets which can be bought from stands around in the festival area in values of 100 or 1000 HUF.
Reports from earlier wine festivals
Want to taste some great wine, but not in Budapest during the festival? Join in on one of many wine tasting programs arranged by Budapest Guide.