Love and bonfire – needed more than ever!

Haraszthy Vineyard has several evitable merits: it was one of the pioneers to put Etyek on the wine map of the world (Etyek–Buda wine region near Budapest), plus it has always managed to add some exotic spice to rural Hungary. I remember my first experience visiting them, well after midnight…

The spirit of an adventurer

Do you know who the father of modern Californian viticulture is? There is a saying about Hungarians: “How do you recognize a Hungarian? He enters a revolving door behind you, but leaves ahead of you.” Talented Hungarian people are everywhere, and they seem to adapt to foreign countries easily.

Go to Budapest and go pink!

Rosalia Festival is a joyous outdoor wine event dedicated exclusively to rosé and sparkling wines – but the emphasis is on the crispy, fresh, pink delicacies. On 15–17 May around 70 wineries will present their new vintage rosé wines along with some older ones.

New vintage Haraszthy wines for ’Witches’ Day’

13 December is a famous day in many European countries, and though folk customs related to witch hunting are loosing popularity – or at least this interest for the dark and mystic creatures is transformed into passion for series like Stranger Things –, but it is still good to come together,…

Photo: Nóri Puskás
Felix – a brand new wine sanctuary in Budapest

The recently renewed Castle Garden Bazaar is a magnificent building complex by the river Danube, on Buda side. This spring the Bazaar has been enriched with a meeting point for winelovers: Felix Kitchen&Bar, a place with a fine selection of Hungarian and foreign wines.

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Matador – a serious new gastronomic player in Etyek

Haraszthy Winery, situated within half an hour’s drive from Budapest in Etyek wine region has had a restaurant for 12 years. However, in the place of the seasonally operating Cinnamon a completely new restaurant has just opened called Matador. As the name suggests: quality meat has a significant role here.

Jardinette – sunny wine garden even in winter!

Budapest is divided into Buda and Pest, Buda is the older and more romantic. Jardinette restaurant absolutely suits this romanting image of Buda, what is more the place offers a winter garden (made of glass) to enjoy sunshine in the colder season. The restaurant is highly active, they organize events frequently, many…

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