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Splendid Wine Holiday in Hungary

Spend two days in Tokaj, Hungary's most famous wine region! Meet the winemakers whose efforts and devotion to the renaissance of Tokaj is exceptional. Experience the diversity of Furmint grape, walk in the hundred year’s old cellars and around the lovely vineyards, admire the landscape. Taste the best Tokaj wines learn about the Aszú wine making, the importance of the individual parcels. Search for minerality in the dry wines, lime and apricot flavors in the late harvests, and dry fruits with honey in the nectar-like Aszú wines.

Highlights

  • 3 winery visits with tastings
  • Tasting of more than 20 different wines
  • Hunt for treasures in a 600 years’ old cellar labyrinth
  • Discover Tokaj wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Breakfast and a gala dinner with Hungarian courses and wines
  • Small group, personalized service, and services of Wine a’More’s tour guide
  • Introduction to the Jewish heritage of the region
  • 1 night accommodation

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2 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer included: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Terrace
  • Conference room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

You will stay at Castle Hotel Grof Degenfeld during this holiday. The chateau-style estate started as a fruitful combination of the castle, the vineyards, and the cellar in the Tokaji wine region.

The four-star air-conditioned hotel offers 20 double rooms and a suite for guests coming to relax. The cozy and elegant armchairs, antique furniture, old paintings, and Venetian chandeliers all bring back the 19th century milieu.

Program

Day 1

Departure at 8:00 a.m. from Budapest to the historic wine region of Tokaj. After a 3 hours' journey, you will arrive to the heart of the region where some treasures are waiting for you to be explored in the six hundred years’ old cellar labyrinth.

Hiding away in the underground world, you will walk to a nearby restaurant for lunch. After lunch, your local expert guide will be telling you about the Jewish heritage of the region, about the golden age of Tokaj, through a history of a local family and their connection to wine.

During the afternoon, you will visit the town of Tokaj and the former Royal Estate for tasting. If the weather is fine, you will stroll among their famous vineyards also, to understand why there is no surprise that it has attracted the attention of the greats of the wine world for over five centuries.

At the end of the day you will check in at the hotel, located in the middle of a picturesque park surrounded by vineyards, and have some time for relaxation before starting your gala dinner with Hungarian courses and wines.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will follow your journey to the botrytized sweet wine world with some late harvest and Aszú wines at one of the region’s biggest winery and cellar in a nearby village. You will stroll among the barrels in narrow cellar “streets” and taste some amazing Tokaji wines in the underground tasting room. Lunch is offered at a local restaurant with traditional courses. Later in the afternoon, you will visit your last winery of this trip, an iconic one. Some can walk in the vineyards or climb up the hill to touch the funny shape rock.

The estate is one single estate of 150 hectares, which is very rare. Classified First Growth in 1732 by royal decree, it was always the property of influential Hungarian families who took great pride in their vineyard and wines. You will leave Tokaj wine region late in the afternoon, and arrive to Budapest in the evening.

Location

Tokaj wine region

The world’s first demarcated wine region was established in Tokaj-Hegyalja. This was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. The region’s area is the same as the wine region, with vines being cultivated over 5,700 hectares.

Its characteristic varieties are Furmint, Hárslevelű, and Sárgamuskotály (Muscat Blanc a À Petits grains). The wine region is comprised of Tokaj and the surrounding 26 settlements. It is classified as a separate wine region, thanks to its great uniqueness, including its local climate conducive to botrytisation, due to the protection of the Zemplén Hills or the wet, swampy areas formed by the rivers of Tisza and Bodrog.

The vineyards are located on extremely colorful bedrock of volcanic origin at an altitude of 100 - 300 meters above sea level. Wines made here with hundred years of history appreciated by the European Royal Courts and enjoyed by the aristocracy from Moscow to France. It is a “King of Wines and the Wine of Kings”, as Louis the XIV.th of France referred to it.

Therefore, you should not end your journey until you have tasted a glass of Furmint or an Aszú, the world’s most unique sweet wines, a medicine, a miracle of nature in the unique atmosphere of hundreds-of-years-old cellars as you listen to the stories of a winemaker.

Aszú wine with its unique palate of flavors is born after several years of aging, although extremely powerful dry wines are also increasingly gaining ground. Tokaj’s two main varieties are Furmint and Hárslevelű but wines are also made from Sárgamuskotály, Kabar, Zéta, and Kövérszőlő.

Besides winemaking, there is also a considerable tradition of cooperage in Tokaj. The sessile oak growing in the Zemplén Hills is an excellent material for making barrels and “Zemplén oak” has long been appreciated in the international wine world. Erdőbénye, the “Valley of the Coopers”, excels at nurturing and preserving the craft. %The wine region was admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2002 under the name of historical wine region of Tokaj-Hegyalja. The region’s iconic winemaker, Mr. István Szepsy is the second person in the world who received the Les Seigneurs du Vin (lit. The Lords of Wine) award in 2013, which is considered as the Academy Award of winemaking due to its special rank.

Food

Sample 5-course menu

  • Goose liver paté block, orange zest, honey ginger, crispy sweet bread, pistachio
  • Duck consommé with green peas, vegetables and fried quail egg
  • Pike-perch filet, risotto with baby-spinach
  • Rozé Mangalitsa pork medallion, sweet potato gratin with capri sauce
  • Chocolate mousse, strawberry gloss

Sample 4-course menu

  • A cauldron of Hungarian goulash
  • Delicately spiced Domonyvölgy roast meats, bacon and onion potatoes or fried jacket potatoes with rice
  • Farmhouse pickles (cucumber, bell peppers, mixed pickles, hot peppers), seasonal salad
  • Custard pie with apricot jam

Sample 3-course menus

No.1

  • Farmhouse chicken soup with homemade vermicelli
  • Delicately spiced stuffed cabbage roll served with sour cream and fresh homemade bread
  • Pancakes served with jam or cocoa or cottage cheese

No.2

  • Farmhouse chicken soup with liver flavoured dumplings
  • Pork cuttlet Bakony style with homemade dumplings
  • Apple pie with fruit sauce

Water, fruit juice, wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea can be added, as to the preferences of the guests.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation at a winery-related four-star hotel
  • 3 winery visits with tastings
  • 2 lunches with wines
  • 1 gourmet wine dinner
  • Vineyard tour
  • Tasting of more than 20 different wines
  • Jewish heritage presentation
  • Transfer by minibus
  • Wine a’More's tour guide
  • Breakfast

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and food other than detailed in the program

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). Transfer from this airport is included in the price. Wine a’More Travel Agency will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Airport transfer included: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

The prices below are valid until further notice and are subject to change due to seasonability and availability.

Private rooms are also available at an additional fee.

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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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