3 reasons to go to Eger this May
Eger wine region is famous for its white blend called Egri Csillag and the legendary red blend called Egri Bikavér (Eger Bull’s Blood). The wineries of the wine region offer plenty of events, but there are great wine shops, cellar visits and restaurants as well.
10 May – Tóth Ferenc Grand Tasting
The winery will hold this type of tasting for the first time: 6 of their wines will be presented, all of them have already won some prestigious prize! Egri Leányka Superior 2016 was selected the best white wine by the Circle of Hungarian Winewriters, Várvédő 2013 red wine won gold medal at Challenge International du Vin 2018, Egri Leányka Superior Late Harvest 2017 (Sweet) was chosen the Best Dessert Wine at Eger regional wine contest.
Tickets: 7000 HUF / 22 euros (6 great wines, finger food, winery tour). The event is from 19.00–22.00
All month – the brand new Thummerer Wine Shop
Probably the most famous, iconic winery of Eger. It was founded in 1984, and the owner, Vilmos Thummerer was awarded the prestigious title „Winemaker of the Year” in 1995, plus the winery won the other most valuable prize: the ’Winery of the Year” in 2011. Their stunning 2,000 sq. meter cellar was once an estate manor, and it was carved out by hand from the volcanic tufa rock. Their Noszvaj restaurant called Magtár Fogadó offers delicious dishes made of local and seasonal ingredients. Plus they have opened their wine shop in Eger recently with all the wines of Thummerer Winery from bottled fermented sparkling wines through brilliant white and red wines to ’pálinkas’.
Address: Eger, Szent János street 5.
Time travel anytime with Kovács Nimród Winery
Time travel with barrels and bottles – this is one of the numorous type of winery visits offered by the 10 year old KNW. „Thematic tasting of one grape variety (eg. Chardonnay, Kékfrankos), or cuvee (eg. Rhapsody, NJK) comparing multiple vintages. With the help of our winemaker, you can go back in time to older vintages, and decide which is closer to your taste: the ripe aromas from the bottle, or the youthful taste from the barrel.
Appointment and check in required!”