Let’s celebrate the first day of summer in Eger on June 1 with the wines of 10 wineries of the Egri Borműhely complemented by culinary treats and an exciting walking tour. Visitors can explore the historical town in a way never experienced before: with glass in hand!
City tour with wine
Kata Koklács and Veronika Gál have long been organizing and conducting walking tours covering Eger and its surroundings. These tours provide a unique opportunity to explore the sights while sipping local wines. Both Kata and Veronika were born and raised in Eger, their lives are inseparably linked to its vineyards and wines and their affection for their hometown is second to none. The tours cover various routes with numerous stops to sample wines, grab a few bites at restaurants, all the while listening to the guides’ exciting stories revealing the town’s intriguing history.
What makes this season starting tasting tour special is that never before have so many wineries joined the event. Participants can meet the winemakers and sample the wines of ten Eger Wine Workshop wineries.
At Gál Tibor Fúzió following the welcome drink guests are given a cellar tour, then they walk on to visit the Archbishop’s Palace and enjoy its rich cultural offerings. At the Senator-House and at Brumbrum Buffet the emphasis shifts to gastronomy. After some rest at Petrény Wine Bank, the route continues to the Square of Végvári vitézek to pay a visit to the Thummerer Wine Shop. At Eszterházy Károly University the winemaker gives a guided tour of the building and the final stop is at János Bolyki whose cellar participants will reach by shuttle service.
The final stop is by no means the end of fun, far from it. The tour coincides with the Feszt!Eger festival held at Bolyki-valley which provides a wonderful and unique scenery. Live concerts and wines await the lucky guests at this impressive disused quarry.
Bikavér and csillag
Guests can sample wines at all stops (ten wines altogether), and because bikavér and csillag are of special importance to the members of Egri Borműhely (Eger Wine Workshop) the lineup is made up of wines belonging to these two categories. From light and refreshing whites through more substantial single vineyard egri csillags to vibrant and serious bikavérs visitors can discover the many faces of the two wine types while enjoying the background stories of the specific wines told by the winemakers.
Events and participants:
Gál Tibor Fúzió: Sándor Pál, Egri Csillagok and Tibor Gál; cellar tour | Archbishop’s Palace: Gergő Soltész; exhibition | Senator-House: Katalin Tóth; snacks | Brumbrum Buffet: György Lőrincz; snacks | Petrény Wine Bank: Attila Petrény | Végvári Vitézek Square: Juhász family | Thummerer Wine Shop: József lamport | Eszterházy Károly University: Ádám Hegyi | Bolyki Winery: János Bolyki
Early bird tickets: HUF 5000 (until 25 May), price includes wines and snacks, the guided tour and the shuttle service.
Regular tickets: HUF 7000, price includes wines and snacks, the guided tour and the shuttle service.
Combined ticket including admission fee to Feszt!Eger on Saturday: HUF 8500, price includes wines and snacks, the guided tour, the shuttle service and admission fee to Feszt!Eger on Saturday.
Combined ticket including season ticket to Feszt!Eger: HUF 12500, price includes wines and snacks, the guided tour, the shuttle service and season ticket to Feszt!Eger.
Deposit for wine glass: HUF 1000, to be paid on the spot.
Eger Wine Workshop
The Eger Wine Workshop was founded by ten Eger winemakers committed to sharing their ideas and working towards a common goal. They all felt that they have reached a point in developing their own wineries where the next step forward was through working for a community, working for the Eger Wine Region. The direction they envisioned was to develop their wine ranges, to finetune the existing brands and to establish the standards for the highest wine category. In practical terms this means the strengthening of egri bikavér, increase the market share of egri csillag, reframing Szépasszony-valley, the creation and introduction of the unified Eger bottle and commitment to make local wines more attractive to younger customers.
Members of Eger Wine Workshop: Bolyki Vineyards and Winery, Egri Csillagok Plc., Eszterházy Károly University, Gál Tibor Winery, Juhász Testvérek Winery, Ostoros Family Winery, Petrény Winery, St. Andrea Vineyards and Winery, Thummerer Vineyards and Winery, Tóth Ferenc Winery.
Source: Wineglass Communication