ChardonNite at Etyeki Kúria (near Budapest) on 24 June
Tasting and relaxed party to celebrate Chardonnay wines by (at least) 20 wineries
Four Seasons Gresham Palace luxury hotel in Budapest recommends one visit to wine enthusiasts: Etyeki Kúria. The estate is only 40 minutes’ drive from the centre of Budapest, the wines are outstanding, the view is fabulous, the atmosphere is relaxed. The annual Chardonnay event is a great occasion to visit Etyeki Kúria, but if you happen to stay in Hungary, check it out before: the restaurant of the estate offers exciting dishes served on the sunny terrace at weekends.
Don’t sleep, drink Chardonnay!
Etyek wine region has an ideal mesoclimate for Chardonnay variety, and the wineries are well aware of this fact. Though after the huge success of the variety there was a counter trend not to drink Chardonnay (ABC – all but Chardonnay). Etyeki Kúria however kept on having a good relationship with Chardonnay, and to express their adoration they created an annual event dedicated to the varietal. Around the shortest night of the year (St. John’s night or Szent Iván as it is called in Hungary) Etyeki Kúria offers a walk around tasting with several invited guest wineries all presenting their Chardonnay wines. The event later turns into an amazing relaxed party – it is really worth staying.
Date and time: 24 June 2023, 17.00–23.30
Venue: Etyeki Kúria, 2091 Etyek, Báthori utca 21., Hungary
Programme: walk around Chardonnay tasting with around 20 exhibitors until 20.00, then party with Garami Funky Staff
Guest exhibitors: wineries will bring their Chardonnay wines from every part of Hungary, just a few names: Babarczi Vineyard and Winery (Pannonhalma), Dubicz Winery and Vineyard (Mátra), Garamvári Vineyard (Balaton), Kovács Nimród Winery (Eger), Lajver Wine House (Szekszárd), Sauska (Tokaj). Participants can also taste bottle fermented sparkling wines from the “new born” Etyeki Pezsgő (Etyek Sparkling Wine) appellation). Full list of exhibitors here
Early bird ticket: 14 500 HUF / 37–39 euro (until 31 May) here (in Hungarian but google can help)
Free shuttle is provided for ticket holders, but pre-registration for the shuttle is needed!
Ticket includes the programme, tasting of the wines but it does not include dishes, food products.
Wine glasses are to be rented, 1500 HUF cash is needed, which will be returned when the glass is taken back.
Attention: the event is only for guests above 18.
In case of questions, contact Emília Pál here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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