IVth Badacsony wineries arrival to the New York Palace – Budapest!

 

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The Badacsony wine-makers and tourism providers from the region have had been boosting again the  fiesta atmosphere in Budapest.

This year plays a major role, the fragrant wines from the Vulcan’s Valley!

Was a real cosy day with a lot of fun for both the producers and consumers.  

At the New York Palace – Budapest, just like in the previous years was the home for the 4th year in introducing the latest Badacsony wines.  In advance knew what this year’s offer will be by the Badacsony wine makers. Before the tastings were served, the press representatives received  brief information connected to the day. János Békássy – president of the event organizer Badacsony Guild Tourism Association said … their attention is to  present the great wines of Badacsonyville!  This mission  will be  to draw attention to the fact that the Badacsony area by the Lake Balaton itself offer not just in the summertime, but during the off-season collaborating together with  the Lake Balaton Regional TDM Association with the local and regional organizations in organizing the series of Spring’s (May,1. to May, 11) and Fall’s (September, 25. – October, 5.) programs. The organizations encouraged by the successes of last year’s added  programs to repeat this adventure. Thus bringing the attention to a special guide program called: “Open Balaton”, when as, the  Badacsony GuildTourism Association offers a tailored tour on their own special Badacsony bus.  Also mentioned … the Badacsony Tourist Association has available Badacsony region card and it is free. The Card offer 30% for the entrance-fee to the lake’s swimming venues and 5-10-20% discount offer in the restaurants, wine cellars, museums, at the Szigliget castle and National Park in Salföld and Region’s suppliers.So for those who have plans to visit the region’s certain cellars and to learn about not just the mostly advertised places to visit will feel they “made their day.” Need to mention most of the cellars have their own gastronomy and is worthwhile to taste the mouth-watering home-made dishes.

Professor Dr. Miklos Kallay – president of the Hungarian Wine Academy in his speech entitled, “The wines of Badacsony on the professional eyes”, said, Q.:  „From the time before getting into my career, in the beginning  upon invitation, meetings with famous personalities as the friend learned a lot about the minerals, and this pre-volcanic area presenting the taste of its unique wines.

At the press event Tamás Hevesi –  performer, resident of Badacsony also praised the scenery and wine region, which has he long been in love. László N. Krisztin – Badacsonytomaj mayor stressed, “We will work to attract people to visit us, the more people to see the unique landscape, locals hospitality, and the more people taste our wines, which are from experience bottled by the hard-working hands… Visit and let’s meet at Badacsony!”

Let’s see the wineries and pálinka booth, the ones where had a taste and think they are worth to mention:

Borbély Winery … Family owned winery in Badacsonytomaj showing consistent quality over the years. Some of their wines receive high national recognition, often in the top 10 of wine competitions. They started with their own vineyards 1981 (received as honeymoon gift) but worked already in the wine business for the state-owned winery at Badacsony.

Laposa Estate … Family owned estate at Badacsonytomaj, having a wide range of native varieties such as Juhfark (Sheep tail),  Italian Riesling focusing exclusively on white varieties. The family motto is to respect the traditions with young dynamism.

Németh Cellar – Badacsony …The cellar’s main pride of the late harvest raisin grapes, wines. Is located at the one of the smallest winery cellar in Badacsony. It is a family based winery. From grandpa to the kids everyone  has their own service to do throughout the year.

Renaissance Pálinka House – Badacsonyörs … Slogan …„The Pálinka is our Renaissance” The Renaissance Badacsony Pálinka House is a small family enterprise which operates manufactory. The pálinka workshop is rather young in age, but it was a revival of the Renaissance. Was a bunch of fruit palinka to tastes. The Rowanberry – 2013, the Irsai Oliver – 2013 and most of all the Rye – 2013 hit the top of the charts.

Istvándy Winery Badacsonytomaj … Keeping their Family tradition more than 200 years.Tasted these awesome wines: „Needles and Pins” semi-sweet Muscat – 2013, Badacsony picked “Golgotha” semi-sweet – 2013, Badacsony Riesling – 2013 dry … unfortunetley, for me since it was a day for wines, their superb 100% pure grape juice was missing. Their new place with cellar the WINE WORKSHOP opens on the first of May.

There is certainly something changing in the wine region of Badacsony. People recognize to respect the natural beauty of their homeland and must focus on quality wines. Sophisticated consumers demand good wines … and strength lies in the unity. They must work towards the goal of elevating the regions quality and name since there is plenty of plenty.

More than five hundred people were interested in this year’s “Badacsony arrival to the New York Palace – Budapest” gathering on March, 26. 2015.

Update and snaps by: Aggie Reiter

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