South- Lake Balaton – New Wine Day – Kéthelyi Kristinus Wine Estate

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The invited guests and the general public had the pleasure to taste a total of 16 wines brought from exquisite wine cellar at the conference hall of Kéthelyi Kristinus Wine Estate. The organizers pointed out the day to arrange the „New Wine Day” on the St. Marton’s Day.

The South Balaton wine flavors within the specific features of excellent fruity red wines, fresh white wines, rosé of and sparkling wine awareness strives to „Wine Trail – South Lake Balaton Association” whose members are not only residents at the South Lake Balaton … Hungarians call the area … “Hungarian Sea” are not only inviting visitors in the summer season, but from the Fall to the Spring to recharge and enjoy the local flavors at the charming wine cellars.

Dénes Gádor – chairman of the South-Balaton Wine Route Association said: Q.: “The wineries are joining forces to give the basis to work together to reach the shores of Lake Balaton the truly wines – their best showing the truly wines the region. Fortunately, the unity between the wine-makers and the gastronomy representatives are getting closer in sharing this idea.” The wineries at the South Lake Balaton agreed that in addition to the popularity of the cellars during the summer season it is important to keep life going by visiting these cellars open throughout the cooler season, and int he meantime enjoy the recreational opportunities which are becoming increasingly popular as a gastronomic tourism.

„The Lake reflect the rays of the sun, the soil and the hills from way back in the historical times also was as an excellent wine-growing areas. Over the past decades the mistakes of the former large-scale farming eliminating excellent wine makers started to flourish again in the wine culture in South Lake Balaton. Within the framework of the association of wineries together, helping each other’s work, and happy to say the general public know these wines are produced at the Southern Area of Lake Balaton. We became an adult in a new generation that experiences further developing the predecessors to modern trends also shows, and as a result, more and more of our wines gain recognition outside of the region” said by Ferenc Bujdosó – president of the County Council Balatonboglári Mountain.

Flórian Zaruba – managing director of hospitality Kristinus Wine Estate welcoming speech said that the lake has always been tourism and the relationship with the rest of the world said. The Balaton wine-making traditions, the association’s professional work and collaboration together helps ensure internationally competitive quality.

The event was under the patronage – Attila József Moring – MP, who summed up the event’s mission Q.: “Today there is much more to the lake as a summer tourist destination. important region, which is one of the most attractive wines being sold in the cultural, culinary and economic sense. The events like today also underscore that role. “

After presentations and tasting through the wide scale of selected delicious wines presented by 16 wine makers, also had a „moment” having a chat with the wine makers in particular of this year’s harvest results and their satisfaction to their best wines. Was told that this year around 25% of some vineyards suffered from the unexpected bad weather condition… the scattered frosts was to blame. So after all, at some vineyards were by measure less to harvest than expected, but some wine makers were still satisfied.

At the event debut wineries were: Bujdosó Winery, Buzás Vineyards,  Dézsma cellar, Garamvári Vineyards, Hujber Cellar, IKON winery, Katona Winehouse, Kislaki Wine Manufactory, Konyári Winery, Kristinus Wine Estate, Öregbaglas Vineyards, Pötyi Winery, Pócz Winery, Rádpuszta Vineyards, Várszegi Winery , Veszprém Winery.

The South  Lake Balaton wine flavors within the specific features of excellent fruity red wines, fresh white wines, rosé of and sparkling wine awareness strives to „Wine Trail in South Lake Balaton Association” whose members are not only residents at  this area, a.k.a.  „Hungarian Sea” …  this is how the Hungarians call the sweet water lake …  are not only having open doors in inviting visitors only in the summertime, but from the Fall to Spring as to recharge and enjoy the traditions, also visiting the charming wine cellars, their excellent gastronomy and all what takes to “Welcome Tourism.”

Getting close to the end of the year, maybe just good in time to keep in mind where to arrange recharge meetings with friend and/or family as to enjoy the huge collection of the Southern Lake Balaton wines at the local winemakers and cellars wineries.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

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