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Walk around and taste wine in the Szépasszony Valley

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If you want to taste the wines of Eger, go to Szépasszony Valley. The valley is widely known at home and abroad, and has almost 200 wine cellars. You can get here either on foot, by bus or by city train from the town centre in Eger.

Eger, the home of the best wines

As you head from the town towards Szépasszony Valley and the modern wine bars, you can already feel instinctively that the afternoon events awaiting you are set to be something extraordinary. You pass the fruit gardens and vineyards spread across the gentle slopes around you, and then reach the valley where you can visit the wine cellars carved into the volcanic rock that you find most interesting. If you visit in springtime, after the 15 March wine festival of the Egri Csillag launch, you’ll have the chance to taste the fresh and light nectars called Egri Csillag made by local winemakers, or the unique-tasting Mátrai Olaszrizling. It would be a shame not to try local specialties, such as the Egri Bikavér and Kékfrankos, the latter being a good example of the claim that even a white-wine producing region can create something special from red grapevines.

Good wine needs to be accompanied by good food and you will find plenty of cellars-turned-restaurants here in the valley, where you can try some of the region’s best dishes. If you are ready for a little gastronomic adventure, you can always have an outdoor grill party at one of the spots specially established for this purpose. In summer, you can even listen to great concerts held on the open-air stage. Whichever you chose, one thing is for sure: great conversations are to be had with family or friends under the gentle evening lights, while listening to some gentle music.

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