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The founding members of the association are the representatives of the following castles: Boldogkőváralja, Hollókő, Kisnána, Ónod, Regéc, Cserépváralja, Sárospatak, Sirok, Szerencs, Tokaj, Diósgyőr, Eger, Füzér. The purpose of the association was at the time of it's foundation to represent and coordinate the interests of the legal and natural persons, managing the castles of Northen Hungary. In addition to it to give them professional assistance in conservation, professional restoration, maintenance, management and development of the castles, also establishing joint touristic and marketing activities, professional support of the utilization (exhibitions, events, etc.) of the castles and to take part in the scientific researches related to castles. Furthermore to set up and continously maintain a database, that contains the parameters and description of the castles in Northen-Hungary and to publish information about the activities and existence of these castles on a regular base.
Crafted exclusively of Quercus petraea from just north of Tokaj in the Zemplén forest of northeastern Hungary, Balázs Barrels are the products of tradition and modern innovation. Owner/Director and Master Cooper Balázs Nagy employs classic French techniques in his new facility in Botykapeterd where every step of the barrel making process is subject to his intense attention to detail.
Danube Destinations offers exclusive small group tours (16 travelers maximum) to Hungary. The deluxe, all-inclusive escorted tours are designed for the discerning traveler looking to discover Hungary beyond the picture postcards. Danube Destinations is based in the United States. Tours offered: Hidden Gems of Hungary — 8-day deluxe tour will take you to those hidden gems of Hungary that most travelers would never see, including sites in Budapest, Szentendre, Heviz, Hollókő, and the Valley of Szalajka. Grand Tour of Hungary — Our 15-day Grand Tour will take you to some of Hungary's most fascinating sites, including Budapest, Danube Bend, Szentendre, Esztergom and Visegrád, Pannonhalma, Herend, Tihany, Hévíz, Sümeg, Tapolca, Keszthely, Pécs, Tokaj, Hollókő, and Gödöllő. Wine Enthusiast Tour — Educational wine tour with an emphasis on wine appreciation. During the wine tours you'll enjoy special cellar tours at award-winning wineries, private tastings, and invitations into growers' cellars to discover the great wines of Hungary.
The buildings of the Disznókő vine-estate are some of the most magnificent and spectacular vinicultural buildings in Hungary and in Central-Europe. The oldest parts of the building-group were built at the end of the 18th century. The Yellow Wine House, the belvedere standing on top of the hill and the Baroque style watchtower a bit further above the vineyards are all reminiscent of the long past. The new elements of the building-group, the wine-press house and the tractor garage were built according to the plans of Ybl-prize winning architect Dezső Ekler in 1995. Disznókő is one of the ancient estates of the wine region where you can get to know the method of making Tokaj wines, the modern wine-making and the most magnificent Tokaj wines during a walk on the estate and wine-tasting in the cellar, which can be crowned by a feast of regional dishes in the Yellow Wine House Inn.
Dusoczky's vineyards and winery were established in 30's in the Tokay region Mád, Hungary. Since 1993 Thomas Dusoczky has rebuilt his family's winery. Wines of his cellar had become well known again. In the last four years the Dusoczky's wines had won 18 international and national awards. Several newspapers, TV's and radio programs were praising his wines.
Traditional wine cellar in Tokaj with three major and one minor wings carved in loess. The cellar was constructed in the middle of 1770s, as the largest cellar of a then established Russian winetrading company. The main function of the company was to provide the court of Tsarina Elizabeth with Tokaji - hence the name of the winery. (Erzsébet means Elisabeth in Hungarian.) During a cellar tour guests can inspect all wings of the cellar and learn about the architecture of cellars characteristic to Tokaj. Guests will also learn about the unique flora of the cellars and its role in winemaking.
ForCons has indicated engineer activities and advising as main business activities. Furthermore, the firm deals with expert activity in forest management, coordination of R&D projects. ForCons mainly is interested in projects, works, which focus on forestry, environmental management, and rural development issues. This company wants to make success on further two business areas. In Christmas tree business, capacity building services are available supported by e-business. In case of ecotourism, ForCons can guide you to romantic places of world-famous Tokaj wine district in North-East Hungary.
The family of the Counts Degenfeld played an important role with their first-class winery in the history of Tokaj-Hegyalja. In 1994 the family decided to revive the old winery and purchased first-calss wineyards and an ancient cellar in Tarcal near Tokaj. The wineyards are situated north of Tarcal and belong the best sites of the region Tokaj. A visit to the cellar with subsequent tasting will give you an idea of the daily proceedings of a Tokaj winery. Normal tasting includes 6 different wines served with scones, cheese and fruits.
Hungaryrooms.com is one of the online booking systems in Hungary. Wide range of hotels, apartments, holiday homes, hostels. Properties in Budapest, Pecs, Gyor, Szeged, Eger, Tokaj, around lake Balaton (Siófok, Balatonfured, Zamardi, Keszthely), next to baths: Heviz, Zalakaros, Harkany, Hajduszoboszlo.
The Patricius Winery was established by the Kékessy family's oenological vocation for the future, which derives from the past. The family's ancestors were well-known vineyard owners in the regions of the hills of Mátra and Tokaj from the 18th century. The vinery is a rebulit wine-press house in the vineyard Várhegy. The winery produces tokaji aszú, late harvest and other dry wines.
The 200 years old noble family`s house has been stylishly restored and put in two apertments furnished by old furniture of the end of the XIXth century. The large garden is guarded by a high stone-built fence and the rain-covered dinner place is able to receive 35-40 persons. The dishes can be prepared at the rustic fire-place or in a stone-built oven. The 200 m long, labirynth wine cellar hollowed into the volcanic soil, keeps the several kinds of traditionally aged Tokaj wines permanently at 10-12 °C. In the classic Tokaj cellar covered by noble mould (Cladosporium Cellare) that gives ideal athmosphere, 8 sqm closeable boxes, able to age about 1600 bottles or 16 hl of vine can be hered.
A boutique tour company based in Budapest specializing in food and wine tours offering intimate travel experiences, which are the polar opposite of the type of tour where you sit in a bus with little personal contact and no experience with the local culture other than seeing it through the window. Budapest Market Tours: The 19th century Central Market Hall is one of Budapest’s top tourist attractions, even for those who aren’t all that interested in food. Pálinka Tastings: Pálinka tastings in Budapest led by a a pálinka expert/author, Tours and tastings at pálinka distilleries in the countryside. Wine Trips: Two and three day wine trips to some of Hungary’s best wine regions: Villány and Szekszárd; The Northern Trans-Danubian Area, including the regions of Ászar-Neszmély, Pannonhalma, and either Etyek or Tök; Tokaj; Eger; Several distinct regions around Lake Balaton.
Located 200 km north-east of Budapest, not far from the Slovak and Ukrainian borders, the Tokaj-hegyalja (Tokaj Foothills) winegrowing region is in the southernmost part of the volcanic mountains that branch off from the Carpathian chain. The region and its principal towns can easily be reached by car (taking the M3 motorway from Budapest to Miskolc, then the No.37 highway) or by train (there are a number of direct trains from Budapest and from Miskolc). The site is also available in Polish language.
Tokaj is the centre of Tokaj-Hegyalja, the most famous historic wine region in Hungary. This land was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its people's dedicated work and the unique natural endowment of the area, both making Tokaj a peculiar economic and cultural region. Though Tokaji wines are renowned all over the world, less may be known about the town. The portal is designed to assist You in getting to know the home of "the wine of kings, and the king of wines" better and to attract You to the town of an exceptional atmosphere.
The Tokaj Hotel provides comfortable accomodation for 108 guests. There are 42 modern furnished and well-equipped double rooms at the hotel, 30 double rooms with bath, balcony and 12 double rooms with shower. All the hotel rooms have bathroom – either bathtub or shower cabin. Each double room is equipped with colour television, occasionally telephone, WiFi Internet connection ( WLAN with unlimited web access ) and balcony with marvellous view to the Tokaj mountain or to the fork of the rivers.
In 1991, Grands Millésimes de France, a subsidiary of the AZUR/GMF and Suntory groups, founded the TOKAJ HÉTSZÕLÕ Company, which consists of the Imperial Domain of Hétszõlõ, the Rakoczy cellars and the Rakoczy-Dessewffy castle in Tokaj. The company produces furmint, late harvest, fordítás, aszú, aszúeszencia wines
Restore one of the world's most prestigious wines to its former glory: this is the challenge that the best Tokaj estates decided to accept. This is why they created the Union of the Classified Vineyards of Tokaj and named it TOKAJ RENAISSANCE. Its main mission consists of protecting the notion of Tokaj Great Growth wines, founded on fine wines typical of their appellation along with a respect for tradition.
The founding members are owners of wineries, oenologists, wives and daughters of famous winemakers. The aim of the company is to make the fame of Tokaj wine more well-known in Hungary and around the world as well, and to preserve the traditions of Tokaj-wine growing and wine making. After all these, the members would like to make the gastronomy connected, healthy way of wine-drinking more popular. To achieve their aim, they are organising lectures, wine-tasting, Hungarian and international visits of wine-growing areas.
Varga Winery is the number one winery in Hungary, based on the domestic wine sales. The Company sells 7 million bottles of wine inland, consisting of 50 different sorts. The most famous and significant Hungarian types can be found in the product portfolio, such as Tokaj wine, Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) etc. The winery produces sparkling wine as well. In this market Varga Winery is the second largest producer. The total annual sales is 9,4 million bottles including export and both wine and sparkling wine.
Harbours on the Danube: Budapest, Hajógyári-sziget, Szentendre, Szödliget. Harbors on the Tisza: Tokaj, Abádszalók, Tiszaroff, Csongrád.
Árvay worked as chief winemaker for the French-owned insurance conglomerate AXA, for almost ten years in their Disznókő Winery. As chief winemaker, his wines won critical acclaim from international experts all over the world, including gold medals at Bordeaux Vinexpo and New York Wine Experience. Árvay & Co. owns twenty seven parcels totaling over 110 ha (220 acres), of which almost 80% is planted in vines. These parcels have been vineyards for hundreds of years and are dispersed among seven villages within the Tokaj appellation. They include terroir varying from steep mountainside slopes on Mount Hétszőlő to the gently undulating hills of Istenhegy on the outskirts of Mád. The resulting Tokaji aszú wines are marketed as Hétfürtös (Seven Clusters) Wines. The center of the company is a centuries-old historical building in the ancient town of Tokaj, which has been renovated into a state-of-the-art winery. The wines are barrel aged in its cellar of caves, carved into the hillside and under the cobble-stone streets, dating back to the sixteenth century.