5 SOS Christmas gifts for winelovers
Only one day is left until Christmas, the shops are packed with tired and furious people, and a webshop is not a solution because of prolonged shipment time. Now what? The only thing you can do is to buy something online that you can print immediately. Anyway, there is not a better present than an experience you can share with your beloved ones.
1. Gere Jazz Festival
The 9th jazz and wine event will take place on 12–13 June, thus you will have time enough to buy flight ticket (there are budget flights operated by Hungarian WizzAir from almost every large city of Europe to Budapest). Villány, the southern town of red wines is beautiful in June and Gere Attila Winery invites national and international celebrities of jazz music. Gere Crocus Hotel is the best choice to stay – so with a few click the unforgettable summer escape is arranged!
2. Bock wine dinner on Saint Vincent Day
The patron of vineyards, Saint Vincent is a popular saint, vineyard workers toast to him several times on his patron day… Wineries in Villány organize programmes for the whole weekend with winery visits, wine dinners and other programmes. Bock Cellar offers a special hotel stay including cellar tour with barrel sampling and wine dinner with live swing concert az the 18 January. Vince Day package (17–19 January) includes also 2 nights stay in Bock Hotel Ermitage, welcome drink, spa and wellness area access and breakfast. The wine dinner includes 4 wines. The hotel package costs 86.900 Ft / 2 persons (264 euros), but the wine dinner is available by itself, it costs 16 500 HUF / person (50 euros).
3. Borjour Magnum: a supersize tasting
More than 220 wineries will exhibit at the largest indoor tasting in Hungary on 15 February. Masterclasses with Demetri Walters MW, Frank Smulders MW and others with Hungarian and foreign wines. Producers from all over Hungary, for example Bock Cellar, Csányi Winery, Gere Attila, Gere Tamás & Zsolt and Vylyan Vineyard and Winery from Villány, Dúzsi Family Winery, Lajver Estate and Vesztergombi Cellar from Szekszárd, Frittmann Winery from Kunság, Kamocsy Ákos Premium from Neszmély, Kovács Nimród Winery, Thummerer Winery and Tóth Ferenc Winery from Eger, Sabar Wine House from Badacsony, Taschner Sparkling Wine House and Winery from Sopron, Tornai Winery from Somló, Tűzkő Estate from Tolna. If you are a non-Hungarian wine professional, write to us, we can grant admission in limited amount.
4. Barta Picnic in the most fabulous vineyard of Mád
’Öreg Király’ (Old King) vineyard is a magical place with breathtaking view. Barta Cellar, the owner of the vineyard offers a gift voucher valid for 2 people, including a guided tour to Öreg Király with a picnic basket full of local delicacies, and following the picnic the voucher includes a conducted tasting of 6 Barta wines in the historic cellar of them. Barta Cellar also offers accommodation in a building with its own history.
5. Collectors’ item: map of Hungarian wine regions
Maps are collected by many people, and now hungarianwines.eu has created the maps of Hungarian wine region with a beautiful design. Feel free to print them, frame them, and if your relative is a collector, then a map of Tokaj or Szekszárd can funcion as a nice present – of course you should grab a bottle of wine from the corresponding wine region from your local wine store.