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The winter season continues rolling along the wine-growing areas of Badacsony

Lake Balaton is the largest Sweetwater and shallowest lake in Central Europe.  Approximately two-hour drive from Budapest. Balaton wine region is one of the seven larger wine regions of Hungary.

Lake Balaton besides being an attractive holiday resort, also a wine region of ten thousand hectares.  Before wine became a tourist attraction in its own right, Lake Balaton … the Hungarian Sea was the holiday location in Hungary… it serves every possible recreational for the need, sailing, bathing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, sightseeing around castles and nature reserves. Highlights offering private Wine Day Tours and Balaton Wine and Sailing Tours.

As for the latest newsflash, starting on January, 20.

Hit the road … rolling along to the Wine Routing event organized by the Badacsony Céh Tourism Association that will resume by means of an exemplary combination of wine growing, restaurants and accommodation in the wine region, where, from January, 20.  – June, 15 wine tasting and dining opportunities will be offered by other wine-growers and/or restaurants from week-to-week.

Hit the road … rolling along to Wine Routing. The Badacsony Wine Exploring Tour A Good Adventure in the Valley of the Vulcans“, organized this year for the 12th occasion. From year-to-year became more popular since from the beginning participating 10 cellars, this year 21
cellars participation have joined the program and most guests arriving to the region connecting their stay with other adventures on the spot. Badacsony and its surroundings are an attractive destination for wintering and spring.

The Badacsony Guild Association has nearly 200 members, including wine-growers, wine cellars, restaurants, entrepreneurs and other tour operators, as well as the local governments of the destination as: Badacsonytomaj, Badacsonytördemic, Szigliget, Ábrahámhegy who have realized that they can be more efficient by joining forces. The “tangible”results of more than 10 years of contemplation and collaboration include the Badacsony’s exclusive wine tasting arriving to the New York Café – Budapest on April 14. The three main wine-growing regions of the wine region, hitting the routes on the „Bortriatlon” Wine Triatlon, the playful race  featuring: the „Szürkebarát” Tour on May, 12-13, the Blooming „Kéknyelű” on June, 2-3 and the Riesling Vacations on October, 13-14. On May, 20, Pentecost Sunday awaiting the love couples to the “Rózsakő” Rosewood again for the traditional Pentecost engagement, which is an unforgettable experience not only for couples. Wine prepared named from this region may sound for foreigners like the home planets of superheroes, but that is the unique of the Hungarian language.

The most brilliant example of co-reflection and co-operation is serving the comfy way to visit by the visitors  touring by the use of  the hop-on hop-off  Badacsony Regional Bus operated by the Association, will be running again from spring, with an expanding schedule to serve guests reaching the wine cellars and so forth. The Association has been working on providing guided tours for several years, this tour starts on the 1st of April this year with a „Moonlight Tour” and a special tour for almost every week-end until December, 1.2018.

The Balaton area produces mostly crisp and aromatic white wines, though the southern shore is producing an increasing amount of reds. Badacsony is just about the only place in the country that grows „Kéknyelű”… an indigenous grape which is difficult to grow and  slightly disappeared … which is being resurrected by a few dedicated wine makers. The  wine advantures shoots off with Istvády Workshop on 6 p.m. on January, 20. (well recomended to be on the spot).

Detailed info.: www.badacsony.com

Update Aggie Reiter

National Wine Marathon starting on May, 23. 2015. – Hungary

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Want to be in charge for yourself in running … Beat it at the National Wine Marathon – Hungary!

Enter to one of the biggest social experience to promise all sports and the wine lovers!

Hungary is known as to be the Nation of Equestrian … and as a reminder Hungary is the only country in Europe which stands also within incredibly rich in Hot Mineral Baths, so Nation of Spas … another reason not letting go, keeping this information mind … now to prove it is also a Nation of Wines!

National Wine Marathon starting on May, 23. 2015, for 11 days covering settlements of the 22 wine regions of Hungary.

An interim press conference regarding to this coming up grandiose event was held at the Buda-side of Budapest at the Little Judge  (KisBiró) Restaurant,  opened by Dezső Dobor – press chief and program director Attila Balla who reported on the progress achieved, and presented the key locations of  the 11 days run and introduced the new member sponsors. Also representing the National Wine Marathon were present: Kristian Kielmaye, Gábor Barátossy, Dr. Zsombor Sümeg, Balázs Győrffy, László Dobák, Ágnes Herczeg, Imre Dlusztus.  Dezső Dobor – press chief also announced President dr. János Áder agreed to patronage the event, and the Defence Minister dr. Csaba Hende to be also as patron, who will  personally join the National Wine Marathon.

The National Wine Marathon is extremely rich, and the distance  to run is more than plenty. As said within the 11 days,  total of 2573 km … 264Hs … 7 marathon … 6 half marathon. Passing through Hungary as one continuous area in  Vineland  will be over the length of 100 villages.)

There is no certain age limit, but have to keep in mind the delicious bottle of wine will only be handled over to participants above the age of 18. Entrants under 18 years will receive mineral water, fruit juice. Here is a bunch of the names of those official locations  to count on … count in “Stand On Your Marks! Get Set! Go!” 

Abaújszántó, Ásotthalom, Budapest-Campona, Balatongyörök, Badacsonytomaj, Balatonfüred, Balatonboglár, Balaton-felvidék, Balatonföldvár, Balatonkeresztúr, Borota, Bokod, Baja, Bátaszék, Bonyád, Bükkaranyos, Dunaszekcső, Edelény,  Hajós, Villány, Pécs, Siklós, Szekszárd, Hőgyész, Győk, Paks, Cece, Simontornya, Enying, Siófok, Kőröshegy, Fertőd,  Fertőrákos , Fonyód, Jászkisér,  Jászberény, Nagykanizsa, Letenye, Lenti, Páka, Söjtör, Keszthely, Hévíz, Révfülöp, Lovas, Szentantalfa,  Sárvár,  Szeged, Sümeg, Kőszeg, Kisköre, Kiskunhalas, Szolnok, Sóshalom, Szombathely, Csorna, Kisbér, Pannonhalma, Győrújbarát, Tat,  Tiszakürt, Zsámbék, Dunaalmás, Lábatlan, Biatorbágy, Kunszentmiklós, Mórahalom, Dömsöd, Imrehegy, Kiskörös, Sárospatak, Jánoshalma, Solt,  Pilis, Poroszló, Pusztamérges, Kecskemét, Cegléd,  Monor, Mezőkövesd, Onga,Kóka, Hatvan, Gyöngyös, Tapolca,  Tápiószentmárton, Tornyiszentmiklós, Újszász,  Ináncs, Mád, Tokaj, Zalaegerszeg,  Zalaszentgrót, Zalakaros.

To run any marathon for the first time would rank as a great life experience. The distance from one village to the other reassured in the length of distance, the different routes will show some of the world’s most famous vineyards on the way and will make this adventure special for those running as a „wine nut”. Also at these events will gather the leading personalities of region’s wine-makers who will offer their best products to the runners and visitors. Definitely, an experience to learn about the great wines of Hungary. Also not just for runners, the visitors and guests can enjoy folklore parade as they try tasting various wine brands and enjoying their time around with local music and much fun the villages will offer. A fine time in meeting local folks in and on the way will most probably build new connection.

Each registrants will receive an application package from the National Wine Marathon organizers with the following content: 1pc running uniform, 1pc National Wine Marathon partner card, 1pc National Wine Marathon medal finish, 1pc RFID, wristband timer or timer chip, 1 bottle of wine from the specific wine region, affecting the actual running distance, also other sponsorship offerings such as credit coupons.

At the wine-making scene  will gather the leading personalities of regional who will offer their best products to visitors. The runners and guests can witness a folklore parade, whilst giving a try in tasting various wine brands and enjoying their time around with music and much fun.

Probably there will be coming around with many Qs. To try to find the good answers, rather than to have a general tips, need to drop over to the use link at the organizers website to learn more about running the Nation Wine Marathon. In the meantime only Hungarian website exist, but said it will have an English language site to click to. Foreigners working, staying in Hungary will need a little help from a (Hungarian) friend. to follow the followings.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter