Sunset Erdőbénye, Tokaj Wine Region

Sunset over Erdőbénye

Sunset over Erdőbénye.

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Highlights in June 2016

As summer comes to the Tokaj Wine Region, the festivals, concerts and events start in earnest! So here a couple of highlights for June

Dragon boat race on the river Bodrog. Two teams preparing for start.

Tokaj Wine Region Highlights in May 2016

May heralds the warmer weather with people are happy to be outside, to explore and meet each other at festivals, events, concerts and wine tastings.

Tasting Tokaji Aszú photo of wine glasses

Discover Tokaj Wine Region highlights in 2016!

Our 2016 calendar of events is rapidly filling up – and the main festivals are already in the diary! So, it’s easy to plan your visit to our vibrant wine region.

Jack Frost decorates Sárospatak!

A morning walk over the bridge transported me to fairy land. Where trees were painted most delicately, the waves seemingly froze before my eyes as the ice crept

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Sárospatak’s wine bar- A Boros Borbár

Superb range of (mainly) Tokaji wines, many BTG, regular wine tastings plus tasty nibbles. Add very friendly staff, good coffee and elegant setting – and you have a great place where it is a pleasure to savour a glass or your favourite, or discover something new!

A peek into Tokaj in Slovakia

A flying visit to taste wines of small passionate producers in Tokaj, Slovakia, some 15 km from Sátoraljaújhely. Fantastic!

Nearly home! Bringing in the aszú berries during the race

Running through vineyards

Runs are becoming ever more popular in the Tokaj wine region – 2 excellent opportunities to fly through the harvest vineyards

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The faces of the Tokaji Dukát

Prominent figures in Hungarian history linked to the Tokaj wine region are depicted on the Tokaji Dukát, the new local currency

example of Tokaji Dukát cummunity currency

Tokaji Dukát – the new community currency arrives

A new initiative linking local producers, traders and service providers, thus retaining part of the capital generated locally in the Tokaj wine region

Mád Furmint Festival logo

Fusion – Mád Furmint Festival

Founded on long-standing harvest traditions, Mád Furmint Festival is spiced with new ideas, including the top-notch Mád Circle tasting – all about Furmint

The magic of Erdőbénye – Bor, Mámor… Bénye

Ever since the first festival, I have cherished this August festival as an absolute highlight of the year in the Tokaj wine region, Bor, Mámor… Bénye.

Wine Weekend in late July!

Wine, wine, wine! Two great events at opposite end of the Tokaj wine region the weekend of 24-5th July! If you’re lucky enough to be in Sárospatak or Tállya

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Night of the Museums 2015

Ever wondered what Sárospatak castle looks like by torchlight? Or been curious about communion bread? Perhaps you have always wanted to jump a fire? Well, you can – if you visit the castles, museums, galleries and synagogues of the Tokaj wine region for Night of the Museums (Múzeumok éjszakája) held close to St John’s eve and midsummer.

Coffee at the Rákóczi Caste, Sárospatak

Coffee at the Rákóczi Castle, Sárospatak

Hi, Zsolt here, this is my first post on the blog. Those who know me also know that i love coffee. Perhaps a bit too much – like on the level of addiction.

Photo of cello - live music concert Tokaj wine region July 2015

Concerts in June

As warm summer days arrive, what could be better than listening to live music with friends – and perhaps a glass of chilled Furmint – at outdoor concerts?

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Tokaj or Tokaji?

Well, a simple rule is Tokaj for the place, both the town and the Tokaj wine region. And Tokaji wines, as an adjective.

Photo of folk singer Ágnes Herczku

Concerts in May in the Tokaj wine region

Music to move the body and soul – live jazz, folk, classical, rock and pop performances in early summer

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Great Tokaj Wine Auction over 100 000 euros

International buyers keen to procure their exclusive barrel of Tokaji wine arrived for the 3rd Great Tokaj Wine Auction – final hammer price € 100 415.

Photo of bidders in auction room at the Great Tokaj Wine Auction 2014 Bakos Zoltán

Great Tokaj Wine Auction – Confrérie de Tokaj

Top producers offer unique barrel lots of Tokaji wines not available on the open market. At the imposing Knights’ Hall, Sárospatak castle, 25th April 2015.

Confrerie Tokaj Spring catalogue 2015

Tokaj Spring – Confrérie de Tokaj

A great way to gain insight into the Tokaj wine region at intimate events with some of its most well-known winemakers and other Tokaj lovers. The three-day Tokaj Spring weekend (24-26th April 2015), which opens the region to visitors with wine tastings and dinners, vineyard tours and open cellars, has the Great Tokaj Wine Auction […]

Tokaj Hegyalja piac market - photo of cutting birthday cake

Happy birthday dear market

Today is a day of celebration – the 3rd birthday of the much-loved Tokaj-Hegyalja market. Dreamed up and brought into being by seven women passionate about good, local food and crafts, this monthly artisan market has become a firm fixture in the wine region’s diary. A popular meeting place for locals, and a treat for visitors who discover a whole array of foods and crafts made lovingly in the Tokaj wine region.

Tokaj-Hegyalja Piac artisan market

Markets in the Tokaj Wine Region

I’m delighted our region has a whole range of markets from traditional town markets that have existed for centuries to recently established farmers’ markets and artisan gatherings, and flea/antique markets sales to a couple of producers at an event.

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Furmint forges forward!

Food-friendly dry Furmint wines are catching the eyes and hearts of consumers and professionals alike. One of the six varieties allowed in Tokaji wines, Furmint produces remarkable full-flavoured wines – both sweet and dry – with sparkling acidity and legendary longevity.

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An exciting moment! We share events, tips & info so you can make the most of the fantastic home of Tokaji wine. Up-dated regularly :) Let’s enjoy Tokaj!

Upcoming highlights

Here are the next 5 upcoming highlights in the Tokaj wine region. Check out the calendar for all the events in the Tokaj wine region.

Towns and villages

The Tokaj wine region includes 27 towns and villages in northeastern Hungary. Read about the most exciting settlements in this UNESCO World Heritage area.

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