Wine Tasting in Budapest
By Viator, August 2014
Grapes have been grown in Hungary since Roman times and the country was already well known as a wine producer in the Middle Ages. The entire industry suffered under Communism, when quality was sacrificed for quantity but today winemakers are experimenting with new blends and grapes with phenomenal success.
You can hardly move in Budapest for restaurants and bars selling mediocre wines, so play it safe and call in the experts; take a hugely popular wine-tasting tour led by connoisseurs to acquaint yourself with Hungarian vintages. You’ll get to visit a traditional bar and taste six different wines, of which one will be Tokaj. As you sip, the supply of Hungarian snacks comes thick and fast, as does background detail on the various bottles and vineyards.
If you have also healthy interest in local foods, combine your wine-tasting experience with a visit to Budapest’s main food market followed by a traditional goulash lunch in a handpicked restaurant way off the tourist radar.