The Wine Festival is one of Central Europe’s most prestigious and popular trade events, as well as an all-art festival where every year tens of thousands of visitors experience wine tasting in cultured surroundings and get to know the wine makers and the arts and traditions associated with viniculture.

Opening times: on 10 and 11 September: 14:00-23:00, on 12-13-14 September: 10:00-23:00

The main event of the Wine Festival, the Wine Exhibition and Fair will be held for the eighth year in what is maybe Budapest’s most atmospheric setting, the Buda Castle District, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The cream of Hungary’s wine producers will offer their most sumptuous wines for tasting at the Wine Festival. Alongside the home-grown nectars numerous foreign wines will be presented by noted wine traders. Gastronomy is an integral part of the Wine Festival and visitors will be able to find, amongst others, barbecues, stews cooked over an open fire, freshly baked savoury snacks, „töki pompos lángos”, a range of cheeses, including ewe, goat’s and cow’s cheese, wine snacks and other delicacies. Entertainment, dance and music will be provided by the high-quality performances on the Festival Stage.

Programmes:

Wine University
Location: The Centre of the Hungarian Culture Foundation (Buda Castle, 6. Szentháromság square)
Date: 8-10 September 2008, 16:00-19:00

Harvest Procession
Location: Buda Castle
Date: 13 September 2008

Harvest Festival
Location: Open-Air Ethnographical Museum (Skanzen Open Air Museum, Szentendre)
Date: 13-14 September 2008, 9:00-18:00

Gala concert
Location: MÜPA – Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Date: Friday, 19 September 2008, 19.30 Tickets are available from the network of Concert & Média as well as online on www.jegyelado.hu .

Charity Wine Auction
Location: Military History Museum (Buda Castle, 2-4. Kapisztrán square)
Date: 18 September 2008

Photo exhibition
Location: Hungarian National Gallery, Building “A”
Date: 10-28 September 2008

Special guest region: Sicily

Further Information:
www.aborfesztival.hu

Source: Budapestinfo.hu

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