Szekszárd Bikavér hike May 2023

Save the date: Bikavér ‘Wine Wandering’ in Szekszárd on 13 May

Fans of the Bikavér, the famous red blend of Szekszárd (and Eger, but this event takes place in Szekszárd) can wander from cellar to cellar. The participation fee entitles each guest for a tasting glass and 3 glasses of wine at each of the 7 host wineries – yes, that makes 21 glasses of wine by the evening… The ticket also includes some food paired with the wines, made by local restaurants. Tickets are already available. Only 600 wine tourists can enjoy this unforgettable tour, so you had better hurry (by the time of this post only 498 tickets are available)!

Date and time: 10.00–19.00, 13 May 2023
Location: north of Szekszárd, from the Registration point to the wineries (see map below). Szekszárd is about a 2 hours’ drive from Budapest,
Host wineries: Dúzsi Family Winery, Eszterbauer Winery, Mészáros Wine House, Prantner Cellar, Sárosdi Cellar,
Schieber Winery, Vesztergombi Cellar
Ticket: 31 000 HUF / person (around 80–82 euro)
Wines: each winery pours a Bikavér wine and two lighter wines of their selections
Transfer: Bikavér Borongoló is a funny hike on the north part of Szekszárd, participants are encouraged to walk and explore the beautiful surroundings. For the tired hikers buses will be provided.
Buy your ticket here (in Hungarian, if you need help, contact us)

Bikavér Borongoló – Bikavér ‘Wine Wandering’

Bikavér is the name of the red blend, literally ‘bull’s blood’. Borongoló is a pun, since ‘bor’ stands for wine in Hungarian and ‘barangol’ (with a in the first syllable’ is ‘wandering’). So the organizers changed the vowel in the first syllable, and now participants do not simply walk but walk with wine…

Strict rules for the perfect blood

The most important rule for the Szekszárd blend is that „Szekszárd Bikavér should contain at least four different grape varieties. The backbone is provided by at least 45% of kékfrankos and 5% of kadarka. International varieties such as cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot are also allowed however their share cannot exceed 40%. Further varieties are also approved with a maximum share of 10%. At all quality levels Szekszárd Bikavér spend at least 12 months in barrels.”The high proportion of Kékfrankos is a recent regulation, earlier the blend had to contain 40% Kékfrankos and Kadarka together, this ratio was increased to 50% in 2016.

Bikavér Borongoló Szekszárd hike map

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