The Eger summer has begun, discover the wine region as soon as possible. To get you started, pick up a few bottles of refreshing Eger Csillag or fruity rosé to take with you to the beach or a picnic in the park. But if your appetite has been whetted and want to take things to the next level, you should visit the wine region in person. Here are five tips for this summer.
To get in the mood for summer, chill a bottle of fresh Eger Csillag or other light white wine, Eger rosé or even a bottle of bubbly Eger wine. To get away from the often monotonous rhythm of everyday life, get a glass and take a seat on the balcony or under a tree, or even better, have a picnic! You don’t need much, just a salad, a sandwich and maybe a few ice cubes and you’re ready for a night out.
It is now a widely discredited myth that red wines should be consumed at room temperature. It would be wrong to do so in summer, and equally wrong in winter in well-heated homes. This summer, let’s experiment with something new and chill a classic Eger Bikavér with a focus on fruity aromas! It’s important that the bottle spends enough time in the fridge so that when you pour it into your glass dew drops form on it as it usually happens with a good spritzer.
The most memorable wine tastings usually take place at the wineries. The eleven wineries making up the Eger Wine Workshop are ready to welcome guests again this summer. Several wineries are open to the public during regular hours, others require advance booking. However, if what you’re looking for is a more serious guided tasting, it is always worth making an appointment before you go. You can also find information about the wineries of the Eger Wine Workshop on the Egri Bor Most website, Facebook or Instagram account.
In addition to the many cultural and sporting events that take place in Eger throughout the summer, the city also hosts several major summer wine festivals. The VINO Tasting Festival in Eger will take place from 15-19 June on Dobó Square. The unique, spontaneous atmosphere of the event will be enhanced by the Buskers’ Competition, organised at the same time. And from 7-9 July, the Eger Wine Celebration will be held in the Eger Archbishop’s Garden, where visitors will be able to enjoy Eger wines and the iconic dishes of local restaurants.
The Szépasszony Valley, also known as Eger Wine District, has undergone a major transformation in recent years, so if it’s been a while since you last visited, it’s worth to give it a try again! You can also find some of the Eger Wine Workshop member wineries at this informal and relaxed setting, so why not visit the Ostoros Family Winery (Borzbár, cellar 33), the Petrény Winery (Petrény Völgy47, cellar 47), St. Andrea (Kedves Wine Bistro & Shop, cellar 38) or Tóth Ferenc Winery (cellar 46).