Step into a world of unique volcanic wines, stunning landscapes, and captivating characters on a private wine tour to Somló and Balaton from Budapest. These two regions, known for their volcanic soil, produce some of Hungary’s most intriguing and distinct white wines. As you traverse the rolling hills above Lake Balaton, often referred to as the “Hungarian Sea,” and explore the vineyards of Somló, you’ll encounter breathtaking views and indulge in volcanic deliciousness.
- Your journey commences with a visit to a winery on the northern side of Lake Balaton, where the “Hungarian Sea” stretches out before you, offering a mesmerizing backdrop for your wine exploration.
- As you explore the rolling hills above the lake, covered in vineyards, fields of lavender, and limestone formations, you’ll gain insights into the winemaking traditions of the region.
- From Lake Balaton, your adventure continues to the Somló region, characterized by its vineyards covering a single picturesque hill, an extinct volcano. Somló is Hungary’s smallest wine region, a hidden gem with untouched vineyards and charming old houses. Atop the hill, you’ll find a fortified castle and three Medieval churches, adding to the region’s unique charm.
- The primary wines produced in Somló feature native Hungarian varietals, including Furmint, Olaszrizling, Hárslevelu, and the signature Juhfark, also known as “wedding night wine.” These wines are renowned for their elegant character, high alcohol content, acidity, and abundant minerality. They are wines meant to be aged, and once you’ve tasted them, you’ll forever recognize their distinct flavor.
- Your tour includes visits to three wineries, each offering the opportunity to savor 6 to 8 wines. You’ll embark on a sensory journey, discovering the unique qualities of the region’s volcanic wines.
- A feast of regional specialties awaits you for lunch, along with a delightful local cheese and charcuterie board.
- Throughout the tour, enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off, professional transportation with a driver, and the expertise of a wine-specialized guide.
Price per Person: starts from 290 EUR (exact pricing may vary based on group size and additional services).
- Visits to three wineries, each featuring 6 to 8 wines for tasting.
- A lunch feast highlighting regional specialties.
- A local cheese and charcuterie board, complementing your wine experience.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey.
- Transportation provided by a professional driver for your comfort and convenience.
- Guided by a wine-specialized expert who will enrich your wine exploration.
Experience the allure of Hungary’s volcanic wines on a private wine tour to Somló and Balaton from Budapest. Traverse the stunning landscapes above Lake Balaton and explore the unique vineyards of Somló, where Hungary’s most intriguing white wines are crafted. From wine tastings to a feast of regional specialties and local cheese, this tour immerses you in the distinctive flavors of the region. With hotel pick-up, private transportation, and the guidance of a wine-specialized expert, you’ll embark on a captivating journey of discovery and delight.