Harvest has also been a time for celebration – and true merriment abounds for wine lovers as the stunning wineries of Boldogkeresztúr open their doors and arms to visitors for the 5th All Saints’ Merriment (Mindszent Havi Mulatság in Hu). This attractive village with some of the top smaller winemakers (Füleky, Bott, Tokaj-Nobilis) stages a family-friendly wine event with live music, performances, crafts and a variety of tasting events in association with larger neighbours, Dereszla and Patricius. For the festival the “electric train” ferries visitors between venues, including to the top of the hill in Bodrogkeresztúr – from where a wonderful view opens over the river Bodrog and its floodplain, the Bodrogköz.
A highlight of the festival is a visit to the first vinegar maker in the area; the Tokaj Wine Vinegar Manufactory has revived the Hungarian vinegar culture. As well as visiting the plant to follow the journey of Tokaji wine into vinegar, guests can also sample delicacies created by respected chef, Viktor Segal. Of course, cuisine is a natural companion to wine, so local artisan producers of cheeses and jams also join the fun, as do restaurants.
Boldogkeresztúr is a centre for folk dance, and traditions are thriving here with a monthly táncház (‘dance house’) , where keen dancers gather with friends and family to dance the night away to live music. The dance house is the perfect way to end the merriment!
Autumn weather in the Tokaj wine region is generally pleasantly sunny, so All Saints’ Merriment is great for enjoying the last warm rays!
Programme for 2015
Winemakers and artisans open to visitors from 9.30 am to 7 pm.
visit the winery on Saturday: 10:00-18:00, Sunday: 10:00-16:00.
Venue: Bodrogkisfalud, Várhegy-dűlő, just off the route 37
11:00 tasting-open cellar at Patricius Winery
12:00 For children: Handcrafts with Manka and the Aggteleki National Park
13:00 From the vine to the bottle – guided cellar and estate tour, thematic wine tastings – and try the new Patricius Furmint
13:00 Music from Harmadik Zenekar
14:00 Wander with the vineyard manager – Várhegy dűlő tour, tastings of grape varieties must, or from which the wine is made …
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15:00-16:00 music from Tárkány Művek (will be a great concert!)
16:00 From the vine to the bottle – guided cellar and estate tour, thematic wine tastings – and try the new Patricius Furmint
17:00 Aszú or not Aszú… Tokaji wine speciality test from the cellar of Patricius Winery
Tokaj – Hegyalja photos – Enjoy an exhibition of beautiful photos by Furmint Photo.
Culinary delights: dishes for the wines from Anyukám Mondta Étterem, Ízes Örömest lekvárium, Chocolove artisan chocolate and cheese from Sajtkóstolda
visit the winery on Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Iskola köz 15.
10.00-16.00 wine tastings every 2 hours with winemaker György Brezovcsik
Enjoy wines on the terrace of the renovated Füleky Mansion
Mindszent Havi surprise wines
Sándor Bodnár cheeses from Mád
Photo exhibition of the Füleky renovation
Estate visit around the 18th-century Füleky Mansion and prize-winning modern winery
18:00 Bence Hartl guitar
visit the winery on Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Felső utca 2.
10.00 – 13.00 For children, handcrafts
11.00 – 12.00 Matyi Műhely Puppet Theatre: Igazságos Mátyás
13.00 – 15.00 Dance house for children, local Zemplén dances taught by two Dereszla staff
15.30 – music from Harmadik Zenekar
Visit Dereszla Winery, tastings
In the morning in Szegi dűlő vineyard – taste Carpinus Winery wines
In the afternoon two rounds in Henye dűlő vineyard, plus a visit to and tasting at our Henye Borászat.
Special wines and single-vineyard lots.
Fun in the courtyard with cheeses, jams and Dűlő Restaurant (Miskolc)
visit the winery on Saturday: 09:30-19:00
9-16:00 Bott Winery wine tasting
12.00 BodrogSmoker cooks irresistable meats for hungry mouths
13.30-14.00 Hangásznégyes együttes concert
- Tokaj Nobilis
visit the winery on Saturday: 12:00-19:00
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth u. 103.
10.00-19.00 wine tasting, cellar visit
11.00-13.00 archery in the gardden
10.00-19.00 Ambrus Tanya cheeses, Csicsörke jams
14.30 Hangásznégyes concert
16:00 Paprika Jancsi puppet performance, by Patrik Balogh, pupil at the Bodrogkeresztúr school
16.00-18.00 Tokaji Bormívelők Társaság – wine tasting of the artisan society’s wine and presentation of the new Riedel Tokaji Furmint glass
17.00-18.00 music from Harmadik zenekar
Children’s events all day, Bombonella clown
Culinary delights – warm and cold dishes from Sárga Borház
Lamb dishes from Keleméri Báránykák
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth út 104.
Wine tasting (enjoy Zsolt Tátrai’s photos projected)
Pincepörkölt – “cellar stew”
Csicsörke jams with pancakes by chef Gyula Kovács
Wine terrace (around 50 people panorama of Tokaj hill)
Kriston Milán musical
Alacarte együttes concert (Edda, P-Mobil, Hobo, Bikini)
Play area for children
- Tokaji Wine Vinegar Manufactory
Venues: Borecet Művek, Manufaktúra
Venue 1: Borecet Művek – Tarcali út 22.
10-15.00 – visit the vinegar plant
– visit the museum
– vinegar tasting
from 11 – official Museum opening
– music from Hangásznégyesvenue 2: Tokaji Borecet Manufaktúra- Iskola köz 11.
10-22.00 – taste vinegar delights
– Guest winemaker János Hajdú
– music from Róbert Kandala
– fun games for children
– “A vidék sava… borsa” recipe competition
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Tarcali utca 13.
Our traditional tastings – with new surprise wines
– for the hungry – pogácsa (Hungarian yeasted scone) and mangalica lard bread
early afternoon real homemade game stew from János and master chef assistant, Józsi
– music, fun, good atmosphere, great company
- Bodrogkisfaludért Egyesület Association
Venues: Bodrogkisfaludi school gym and regional house
Organised by Bodrogkisfaludért Egyesület Association
Venue 1: Bodrogkisfaludi school gym
10:00 Textile exhibition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sárospataki Foltospille Kör patchwork circle – Opening ceremony and tombola10:00-16:00 discover and try our needle skills
Venue 2: Bodrogkisfalud-Tájház (regional house), Sallai út
11:00-16:30 Owl play area with Mónika MárkusThose who want to know which owls live at the meeting of the Zemplén and the river Bodrog or would like to do handcrafts, play and learn folk songs will find plenty to amuse them at the regional house. You can sew textile owls, weave, make traditional instruments from walnuts or reeds, bake an owl cake in the stove.And with hurdy-gurdy music from Bárdosné Simon Kata. For children and adults alike!
- Keresztúri Kincsestár – the former Treasury
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth út 85. (Faluház – Village Hall)
Once the residence of nobles, the cellar-system of this imposing building which belongs to Bodrogkeresztúr Council will open in 2015 as Keresztúri Kincsestár, the Treasury.Visitors to the World Heritage sites can discover its historical, natural and cultural assets of the Tokaj wine region and Bodrogkeresztúr in the exhibition room and function room.Of special interest – the interactive exhibition that presents the history of Bodrogkeresztúr as a market town which is in the reconstructed jail cell.A real treasure is the rooms showing copies of the archaeological find “Dereszla kincse”, gold jewellery discovered where the visitor can marvel at the pieces dating from 1200s BC.Keresztúri Kincsestár exhibition is open on Saturday: 10.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00
Venue: Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth út 85.