The Etyek-Buda wine region, located less than half an hour's drive from the capital, is also called the Hungarian Burgundy. The comparison is no accident: the windy climate and the high-limestone soil are ideal for the grape varieties that are also grown in the famous French wine region, such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. But it’s not just wine that is made here, but also high-quality sparkling wine. Another local specialty is cider, which is popular across Europe and is now being produced in the region more and more.
In addition to film fans visiting the Korda Filmpark, Etyek is also a favourite destination for wine lovers and food lovers visiting Budapest: tasty snacks, excellent wines, sparkling wines and cider welcome connoisseurs in the Swabian settlement, which is only a 30-minute drive from Budapest. Etyek is also easily accessible by public transport. Buses leave from Kelenföld railway station every hour, taking you to Etyek village hall in an hour. The village regularly holds wine events and festivals, including the Etyek Piknik, but if you are averse to crowds you can also go on organised wine tours and wine tastings on other days. Connoisseurs can also enjoy specially tailored themed tours, but you can also explore the wine region on your own: wineries, restaurants and bakeries welcome visitors that are raring to taste some local delicacies.