Book your chosen morning or afternoon tour option, and meet your driver-guide at your centrally located Budapest hotel. Then, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the picturesque Etyek wine region, the youngest and fastest-growing wine area in Hungary. As you travel, admire the vine-covered hills and learn about the white and sparkling wine produced in Etyek, your destination of the day.
On arrival, start your explorations with your choice of culinary experience: a visit to either a chocolate or a cheese workshop. If chocolate is your thing, learn about the different flavors of cocoa beans from around the world, and see how the workshop crafts high quality dark chocolate. Then, have a go yourself: blending, smoothing and molding your own chocolate treats, guided by the chocolatier. Alternatively, meet a cheese-maker to discover what production processes are used to create the workshop’s fine cheese. Both options include samples of wine to complement the chocolate or cheese.
After your tastings, continue your tour with a visit to a traditional wine cellar or wine estate on the 10am tour and even two on the 4pm tour. Tour the cellars, learn how the wine is cultivated and aged, and sip on four tantalizing varietals at each venue. At the last winery, sit down to a hearty 2-course lunch or dinner, paired with wine. Then, finish with a coffee (own expense) before returning to your Budapest hotel.
Sample Lunch or Dinner Menu:
- Pork chops with potatoes and homemade pickled salad