There’s no better combination than good wine and cheese, and this tasting brings the two together! This tasting experience features five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of the country’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie.
The sommelier-led tasting features a carefully curated selection of five great Hungarian wines, which together will give you an overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varieties, unique characteristics and styles. The final wine in the lineup will be a glass of sweet Tokaj aszú wine, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (and an essential part of Hungary’s wine story).
We love focusing on indigenous Hungarian grape varieties and unique local styles, so you may taste wines which you’ve never heard of (and may not easily find elsewhere). The cheese and charcuterie board will be the perfect complement to the wine selection, and we are proud to source our cheese and charcuterie directly from the producers. You’ll taste things such as mangalica pork sausages, free-range water buffalo salami, smoked duck breast, grey beef sausage, and various styles of cheese.
Join us to get an education in local wine (as well as cheese and charcuterie)!
Taste 5 varieties of wine
Enjoy artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards
Learn from a professional sommelier about the region
Your Local Host:
Carolyn and Gábor
Travel has been a part of our lives together from the time we met working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean more than two decades ago. We share a special passion (and an appetite) for the food and wine of Central Europe, as well as the people, places, and stories that make this region so fascinating.
We founded Taste Hungary—our Budapest-based food and wine tour company—in 2008, and ever since have loved doing this deep dive into the foodways and wine culture of Hungary. After spending years researching and writing Carolyn’s culinary guidebook to Hungary—Food, Wine, Budapest (Little Bookroom, 2008)—we started Taste Hungary with the intention of sharing their passion for Hungarian food and wine with like-minded travellers who want to experience the region’s authentic flavours and experiences.
At our independent wine shop and tasting cellar in Budapest’s Palace District, The Tasting Table Budapest, our team of sommeliers leads daily wine tastings, introducing wine lovers to the (often unknown) treasures of Hungary.
Budapest is Hungary’s vibrant bustling capital. The city is bisected by the river Danube and there is a chain link bridge connecting the hilly ‘Buda’ area with the flat lands of ‘Pest’. It is a colourful city with arts, history, thermal pools and incredible markets, along with some of the best bars in the world! Over recent years Budapest has evolved into a wine and foodie capital where traditional and modern methods fuse in dramatic style.
The tour starts at 3pm in the Palace District of Budapest