Although many people visit Lake Balaton mainly for summer holidays and the beaches, the area around the largest lake in Central Europe also offers plenty of active and gastronomical options. Whether it's a hike on the monadnock hills of the Balaton Uplands or exploring the six Balaton wine districts, you will find unique wines that dynamically convey the characteristics of the soil.
Olaszrizling is the most common variety in the wine region, beautifully reflecting the characteristics of the production area. Particularly elegant, fine-acid wines are made from the variety in the Balatonfüred–Csopak wine district, located on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, and can be considered the flagship wines of the region.
In the case of the Badacsony wine district, the water mass of Lake Balaton, the unique climate formed by the monadnock of the Balaton Uplands and the minerality of the basalt ensure the rich, full-bodied character of the wines. The wines here are full of life, are elegant and rounded; they can be both sweet on the palate and minerally salty or even bitter. In the history of wine culture in Badacsony, the Kéknyelű, an ancient Hungarian grape variety grown only in this district, has been widely acclaimed.