On our private wine tour to Eger wine region you can discover one of the most famous Hungarian red wine, the Egri Bikaver (Bull’s Blood) which change a lot in the last few years. Spend the day in the countryside with us and visit 2-3 different wineries, you might meet with wine makers as well, and tour the cellar and you can also visit the wineyards. The largest Turkish offence against Europe was stopped dead here by local heroes defending Eger’s majestic castle (the Turkish invaders believed that the robust red wine had given the defenders strength-giving properties). On this tour you can taste some yourself, and savour the powerful, medium-bodied red wines in cellars characteristically carved into the rocks, and leave with renewed strength.
During the tour we will visit 2-3 small and medium sized family runned wineries and you might have th eopportunity to eat a delicious home made lunch in one of the winery.
Bull’s Blood and Pinot Noir are the most planted reds. Hárslevelű, Olaszrizling and Leányka (‘Little Princess’) are the most common white grapes in the Eger region
The area to visit in the Eger Wine Region is called ‘Szépasszony-völgy’ (The Valley of the Beautiful Women), a valley just south of the city, which has numerous wine cellars. Wine tasting is offered in several locations and shuttle service is available from Dobó tér, the main square.
Eger is about a one and a half hour drive from Budapest.
The Mátra wine region is located about 80 kilometers from Budapest on the southern slopes of the Mátra Mountain range in Northern Hungary. Encompassing approximately 7,800 hectares of vine growing area, Mátra is Hungary’s second largest wine region and the country’s largest exporter of Hungarian wine with approximately 40% of total exports. Winegrowing and viniculture in the Mátra region was established prior to the arrival of the Magyars in the Carpathian Basin. The Mátra Mountains with their moderate climate and protected areas provide perfect growing conditions for the local vineyards. Full-bodied whites grown on the volcanic soil dominate in this area.
Olaszrizling (Italian Riesling) is the most common type of vine planted in the region. Other varieties include Chardonnay, Rizlingszilváni, Leányka, Muscat Ottonel, Tramini and Sauvignon Blanc.