Friday, July, 29. – Sunday, August, 7. 2016.
The Wine Week at Balatonlellei is arranged by the Mountain Village Balatonlelle makers that was open by its president János Pócz who is also the owner of the PÓCZ winery, also beside the Southern Lake Balaton wine makers was present István Kenéz – Mayor of Balatonlelle.
The Balatonlelle’s wine festival for the past 24 years is held in honor St. Donato (a.k.a. who chased away the lightnings) patron saint of the vineyards. The Balatonlelle’s growers every year as to celebrate the South Lake Balaton Wine Week gather to share at wine festivals in the country and promotes a range of wines from South Balaton and promotes a range of wines from the Region. During the ten-day a wide scale of wines are offered for all interested to taste and purchase on the spot. Every day there are several programs to entertain the local city’s residence, vacationers at the Lake Balaton and the visiting foreigners stopping by may enjoy the sight-and-sound of folk dancers, concerts, naturally food will not be missing as: fried dough bread, chimney cake and so on. Also may find out the results of the awarded wine growers. The event culminates in the election of the „Wine Queen of 2016” which takes place each year also at the end of the Balatonlelle’s Wine Festival. The Wine Queen of 2015 – Katalin Karancz will hand over the crown to this year’s elected Wine Queen.
The wine festival close on Sunday with a grand Fireworks at 10 p.m.
The venue is easy to find, stepping off the train arriving from Budapest cannot be missed, because the lane from the station led right to the park where at the wooden houses awaits wine lovers to more than 100 local wines from the South Lake wine farmers.
Update and snap by Aggie Reiter