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 four days the festival normally lasts, and here you can taste wine from lots of different cellars throughout Hungary in addition, they also have guests of honor presenting the wines from their nation in a given year. We have earlier seen guests from Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, and other nations, so this is always an interesting plus to 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 2023
Dates: September 7th-10th
Openings times: 12.00-23.00 (with some exceptions)
Inside the festival area, you pay with cash for wine, food, and other stuff.
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.