Grandiose Furmint tasting in Budapest on 2nd February
The month February has been dedicated to Furmint grape variety for nearly 15 years. The idea came from Dániel Kézdy wine expert and soon it spread all over the country, restaurants and wine bars greeted the intitiative to put this versatile, exciting, indigenous variety in the limelight. Nowadays Furmint February – and also Furmind Day on 1st February – is celebrated in several countries, even overseas.
Date and time: 2nd February, 16.00–22.00
Venue: Hagyományok Háza / Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest, Corvin square 8, Hungary
Press registration is here
Tickets: 17 900 HUF (around 45 euros) until 31 January, 25 000 HUF (around 63–64 euros) after 31 January and at the venue
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Around 100 exhibitors are expected, at the moment of writing this post 79 exhibitors are confirmed.
Most of the wineries come from Tokaj, for example Barta Winery, Béres Vineyards, Holdvölgy, Patricius Winery, Préselő Winery and Guesthouse, Sauska and Zsirai Winery.
Visitors can also taste Furmint wines from different wine regions of Hungary, like Borbély Family Winery from Badacsony, Steigler Cellar from Sopron or Tornai Winery from Somló.
Furmint from the west end
Tokaj is undoubtedly the No1 Furmint region of Hungary, while Steigler Cellar grows Furmint on the other side of the country, in Sopron – with fabulous results. Steigler Furmint 2020 won gold medal at Berliner Wine Trophy after the gold medal of the 2019 vintage. 2020 also received silver medal (with 90 points) at Decanter World Wine Award 2022: “Quince, red apples, and a note of Pepsi cola with some spice, bacon, and oak notes. A crisp, driven acidity provides energy.“
Now vintage 2021 is the latest release. The Furmint grapes for the wine came from the mica-schiest soiled, fully organic Steiger vineyard. The selected berries fermented in large oak barrel and matured on the fine lees for 8 months. Do not miss to taste it!