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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

An Adventure Day – Wine Route on the banks of South Lake Balaton – Hungary!

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The Region of  “Sunshine and Teeming Life”

Third Wine Show and Business Meeting.

On April, 9.2015., the Southern region of the Lake Balaton, the Wine Association presented a superb major wine show. Upon arrival to Rádpuszta at first sight was to see the catchy Thatched roof on the picturesque surroundings, that as a start already made the Day! This was the third occasion in a joint co-operation of the Association of South Balaton Wine Route and the Balatonföldvári Small Area Tourism Association  to the season opening with meeting the press and media representatives, combined with the business individuals introducing the region’s  fine wines by the wine makers . The gathering was welcomed by Dénes Gádor – Chairman – Association of South Balaton Wine Route, Ferenc Bújdosó – Chairman – Balatonboglári Hilly Region Municipal Council, Tamás Fekete  – Vice President – Balatonföldvári Small Area Tourism Association. The event was under the patronage of  Mihály Witzmann parliamentarian. The members of the South Lake Balaton wineries, catering and accommodation service, the region’s villages and settlements joined the association  in 1999, in the year the organization was established.

This time the venue was at the  Gastro and Entertainment Center at Rádpuszta, whereas all in one the wine makers represented themselves  with the wines from the South Lake Balaton region. The aim of the event was to bring the attention to the South Balaton gastronomy representatives to the rich and high-quality wines and wineries at this region that has to offer. The southern region of Lake Balaton known from long ago of having produced local wines from its wine-growing areas. These wines are not only popular among the locals but for many foreigners who once tasted these wines  and trying in tracing them here is the place to bottle up.

A pitty in a way … in many cases  these wines of the Southern region of Lake Balaton is missing at the  local restaurants, catering establishments. Most of them served, offered wines from Hungary’s other wines regions even though there is huge line up of possibilities to have at these places regional wines. In fact, the red wines of South Lake Balaton are recognized as prestigious prominent wines and received acknowledgments at national and international base.

Following the presentation, the representatives met in person and had ears on the wine makers whilst tasting the rich in taste wines brought to this event by more than 30 wine makers.  thereafter, followed by a short tour  around the Estate Gastro Entertainment Village.  In and around the venue unique hand-carved  sculptures and furniture were all over the place. First stop was to the wine cellar along with its eye-catching exhibition. It was very tastefully arranged with its excellent installation at the collection of the area’s wines and other prominent Hungarian wine from other regions. Also visited the stables at the equestrian center where there is available 21 horses for sporty horseback riding fans, carriage rides and horse show.  The children are not left out to have their own adventure  at the Kids Farm …visiting the poultry yard, having pony rides. Next to the playground there is the air castle the land for rampage. The smaller kids may go to the petting zoo and elder ones may have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery.

The local gastronomy not even looked good but was  yummy served at a real country-style cosy place. It was a real Hungarian dish … roast goose garnishing with braised red cabbage and fried onion mixed with potatoes … oven baked cooked under the sky on an outdoor operating furnaces.

Along the southern shores  nearly forty qualified wine route venues can be visited … wineries, restaurants, accommodations, and craft workshops – await  for interested visitors to get to know this region’s grapes and wine culture, not to mention the breathtaking landscape and meeting traditions on the spot.

These were the wine makers present, serving to taste the region’s fresh, rich in fruity taste, delicious wines: AX & Wine Ltd., BB Chapel Hill, Bujdosó Winery, Buzás Vineyards, Buzássy Winery, Rádpuszta Vineyards, Fáncsi Mountain Winery, Garamvári Vineyards, Gutman Wine Cellar, Hujber winery, AX & Wine Ltd., BB Chapel Hill, Bujdosó Winery, Buzás Vineyards, Buzássy Winery, Rádpuszta Vineyards, Fáncsi Mountain Winery, Garamvári Vineyards,  Gutman Wine Cellar, Hujber Wine Cellar, Icon Wine Cellar, Soldier Winehouse, Small Laki Wine Manufactory, Konyári  Wine Cellar, Koltai Wine Cellar, Légli Vineyard,  Országh Winery Cellar, Podmaniczky Wine Cellar, Pócz Wine Cellar, St. Kristóf (Christopher) Cellar, Topos cellar, Veszprém Cellar.

I know it would not be fair to highlight just a couple of wines, but these fresh and easily consumable wines tasted absolutely worthwhile to give it a try:  Rádpuszta Vineyards at Balatonuszta, the heavenly semi-dry Italian Riesling, Bújdosó Winery at Balatonlelle – ,  Buzás Winery Cellar at  Kötcse, BB Chapel Hill at Boglárlelle – red, white, rosé and sparkling champagne,  Gutman Wine Cellar  at Kötcse – recommended to those who fancy the artisan-organic trend, Skizo Winehouse  at Badacsonytördemic – table and quality wines, Fancsi Hegyi Cellar at Kötcse – chardonnay, Podmaniszky Vineyard and Cellar at  Balatonföldvár,  Mr. Irsai (Irsai Oliver).

Definitely a stunning experience to visit  Rádpuszta Center  where all in one can be visited: the  wine cellar – winery – museum – exhibition hall –  adventure park at your fingertips. Surely this is what is called a Leisure Center!  Also spending a day-or-two at the picked cellar at South Balaton Wine Region.

Several Balaton wineries offer experience all year round to visit their cellar, taste and purchase their wines on the spot at more than 40 wineries.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter