Wine Festival

Wine Festival Budapest
Wine Festival Budapest

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 sausage, 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 2019

Dates: September 5th-8th
Entrance: ca. 2500 HUF per day (4-day ticket: ca. 4500 HUF)
Openings times: 12.00-23.00 (with some exceptions)

Inside the festival area, you pay with cash for wine, food and other stuff.

Articles from the blog about the Budapest Wine Festival

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.

Pictures from the Wine festival in Budapest

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Delicious wine in Budapest

9 thoughts on “Wine Festival

  1. We are visiting Budapest in autumn 2011. When are the dates af the Wine festival 2011? We would like to join it.

  2. September 7-11 🙂 Hope you will have a pleasant stay in Budapest, and that you will be able to enjoy the Champagne and Wine festival as well!

  3. Does the entry fee cover the actual tasting in the festival?

  4. Tasting is not included in the entrance fee, so you will need to spend money inside the festival as well!

  5. Do you have the dates for the Wine Festival in Budapest for 2012 and 2013?

  6. I do not know to much about 2013 yet, but just updated the page with information about the wine festival in 2012. The actual dates are September 12-16.

  7. I will be in Budapest in September. Is there a train or bus that I can take to the town AJKA so I can visit the Ajka Crystal factory. What train or bus station do I take to get to Ajka?

    W. Thomas
    San Diego CA

  8. Hello William,

    there are trains leaving from Deli railwaystation in Budapest to Ajka daily. Check out their schedules at http://www.elvira.hu !

    Good luck!

  9. The dates for the festival in 2013 has also been launched. Read more about them at: http://www.hungarybudapestguide.com/dates-2013-budapest-wine-festival

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