Budapest » Wine Cafes
Hungary's annual wine production totals 4.2 million hectolitres mellowed in 22 historical wine regions. Budapest is known for its sizeable storage and bottling capacity.
Louis XIV, the Sun King, was such an admirer of world famous Tokaj wine that he termed it the "Wine of kings, the King of Wines". Wine of the Balaton region, the full-bodied Villány-Siklós, the famous wines of Eger and the Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) in particular also enjoy a wide international reputation.
Take a sip of world famous Hungarian wines in Budapest, or enjoy a Tour de Vin!
Budapest Wine Society (Budapesti Bortársaság)
I. Batthyány utca 59.
Free wine-tasting on Saturdays 14.00-17.00
House of Hungarian Wines (Magyar Borok Háza)
I. Szentháromság tér 6.
A several-hundred-metre-long cellar labyrinth holds 450 different types of quality wine from 22 historical wine regions in Hungary. Visitors get a tasting cup at the entrance and are allowed to wander around and taste up to 70-80 different wines.
Open: daily 12.00-20.00
Prés Ház Wine Shop and Museum
V. Váci utca 10.
Over 300 quality wines; free of charge wine-tasting; engraving and decorative packing; incentive wine presents for companies; reference books and antiquities related to wine-growing
Open: Monday-Friday 10.00-18.00, Saturday 10.00-14.00
House of Historic Wines (Történelmi Borok Háza)
XIV. Hungarian Agricultural Museum, Vajdahunyad Castle
A Gothic annexe of a neo-Baroque building hosts the exhibition presenting the past and the future of viticulture and wine production, housing the interior of a traditional pressroom from the Balaton wine region, the interior of a small peasant cellar and a wine-press from 1825.
Open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00-17.00
Törley Champagne Factory
Visitors are shown aroundthe factory in groups (booking essential), glimpsing the huge wine cellars of Budafok.