Mátra Kékfrankos Tasting May 27 Hungary

Meet the “Kékfrankos fetishists” on 27 May in Mátra

The 50 shades of Kékfrankos grape variety

Gyöngyöspata is a tiny, picturesque village in the mountainous Mátra. The highest peak of Hungary, Kékes (meaning something like “blueish”) is not far from here, and the winemakers here are passionate about Kékfrankos grape, which happens to have “blue” in the name as well. Apart from the local producers several guest wineries will participate, like Steigler Cellar from Sopron and Heimann Family Estate from Szekszárd.

The following text is written by the “Kékfrankos fetishists” themselves:

Kékfrankos variety is very important for us here in the Mátra and in Gyöngyöspata. We believe this is a very colourful variety capable of producing different wine characters here in the Carpathian basin, including Mátra and Gyöngyöspata. As we are all “Kékfrankos fetishists” here in Gyöngyöspata, we dreamed of an event focusing on this variety, which could be presented in our fantastic venue of the 7 layers cellar village of Gyöngyöspata, showing not only the wines of the winemakers of Mátra and Gyöngyöspata but inviting a nice selection from the country to show the “50 shades of Kékfrankos”, being red, siller, or rose or even a cuvee based on Kékfrankos. We forsee an excellent weather on this weekend of May giving the best opportunity to wonder around in the cellar village, taste wine and try the local cuisine. If the guests gonna be as enthusiastic and passionate as us, we will have a good chance to make a new tradition in Pata with this event! The atmosphere which might be well known from the Volcanic Wine Fest of Gyöngyöspata will be guaranteed here as well!

Useful information

Location: Széleskedvű Rendezvényház, Gyöngyöspata, Vári út 32/a.
– Distance from Budapest: 87 kilometres, 70 minutes (mostly on M3 motorway)
Date and time: 27 May 2023, 12.00–18.00
Contact and more information: ittesmostbor@gmail.com (Hofmann Tibor).
– Live music by Afronauta – live acoustic concert AFRONAUTA (Nagy János) feat. Bogdán Norbert
– Local food will be available to purchase: Grill food and local “Palóc” cuisine, Patai strudel, Napsugár ’67 Foundation (for autistics) with marmelades
Wine glasses can be bought on the location: 2000 HUF / glass (about 5,3 euros)
Tasting by the glass can be bought by coupons which can be bought at the entrance (only cash). Bottled wines can be bought from the winemakers.
Kékfrankos Masterclass (Hungarian and English language) will focus on the ageing potential of Kékfrankos grape variety. Registration is required: ittesmostbor@gmail.com (Hofmann Tibor). Price of the masterclass: 11 000 HUF (about 30 euros)
Parking in the center of the village, at the area of Arany János street, a few minutes walk away from the festival location.
Accomodation tips:

  • Nandi Magdi Guest House, +36 30 253 1398
  • Pata-tanya Guest House, +36 30 635 8661, patatanya14@gmail.com
  • Patavár Pansion, +36 30 352 0752
  • Limbus Inn (Gyöngyöstarján), +36 30 391 3914
  • Fenyves Pansion (Szurdokpüspöki), +36 32 593 020


Local winemakers (of Gyöngyöspata village)

  • Pager
  • Itt és Most
  • Losonci
  • Szignarovits Maka
  • Hoop Wines
  • Németi Zoltán Wines
  • Kovács–Tóth
  • Amfóra Arc
  • Nandi Magdi
  • Agapé Wine Estate
  • Olivér Borműhely
  • ViMaVin

Guests wineries from other wine regions and other villages of Mátra

  • Attila (Eger)
  • Heimann Family Estate (Szekszárd)
  • Kékajtó (Balatonboglár)
  • Orsolya (Eger)
  • Bukolyi Marcell (Eger)
  • Bakonyi (Villány)
  • Steigler (Sopron)
  • Pintér Csaba (Villány)
  • Garger (Soproni)
  • H2 Pince (Mátra)
  • Kerekes (Mátra)
  • Centurio (Mátra)
  • Benedek Péter (Mátra)
  • Palya Wines (Mátra)
  • Karner Wines (Mátra)
  • Kálvária Budakalász (blind tasting from the collection of the cellar)
Gyöngyöspata cellars Mátra Hungary

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