A Sip of the Good Life

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September 7-11.

Ready your taste buds for this September’s Wine Festival, held in the Buda Castle district, as you will again have a chance to sample the best of what Hungarian wines and Winemakers have to offer, along with some foreign variants, chased down by special guests and surprises!
You best prepare for a full five days of cultural, musical and gastronomical entertainment. Not only will the range of wines include medal and award winners, but you can also satisfy your every curiosity about the process behind it all, perhaps finally allowing you to get into the winemaking business. If you’re not the entrepreneur kind of person, don’t worry, you’ll also be taken care of with nearly fifty different productions and assorted events, including (but not limited) to such performers as the Ghymes Együttes, Szilvia Bognár and her Band, and Csillagszemű Dance Groups, along with other folk dance groups.
Less conventional programs include a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Buda Castle Wine Festival by an open-air poster exhibition, a colorful mix of dance and music in honor of the grape and winemakers, and the outstanding Grape Harvest March – Folk Music & Dance Gala, held on the 10th of September, that offers a real sight and a celebratory atmosphere to summon up the pleasures of harvest’s past.

You’ll be glad to hear that a large variety of gastronomic delights will also be served to soak up the alcohol. The chefs will be using quality domestic ingredients, incorporating the tastes of the guest country and the cuisine of the regions. You can enjoy traditional homemade strudel, oven-baked Hungarian pizza, delicacies made of Mangalitsa with a side dish consisting of Hungarian, French and Spanish sheep’s, goat’s and cow’s milk cheese, all followed by ham specialties and homemade smoked delicacies.

Bring along the family and kids as the Wine Festival is ready to entertain all of you. In addition to the play and care centre for children free entertainment, such as arts and crafts, is also on offer for our little ones.

Techies are also in for a very special treat, as for the first time at the festival free internet will be available, so you can stay logged on and immediately share experiences, while I-phone users can also download a special app that includes the map of the Wine Festival, the details of the exhibiting winemakers and even a rundown on every event and tour for the whole five days!

With so many options to choose from you might have to think about investing in a smart phone just to keep track, but don’t let that discourage you. Discovering it all is half the fun!

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