Wine tasting in Hungary’s Lake Balaton

Budapest is one of the best European destinations to put on your bucket list. But for all those curious enough to venture outside the Hungarian capital, the beautiful Lake Balaton awaits you. For being the largest lake in Europe, not all tourists are aware of the enchanting places “The Hungarian Sea” has to offer. From picturesque views to stunning estates, Lake Balaton is THE place to go in Hungary from spring to fall. And if you’re a wine lover, you can’t miss out on the beautiful wineries perched up on heavenly hills. For a wonderful wine tasting experience, you can’t miss out on these three Lake Balaton wineries.

Wine tasting in Badacsony: Laposa Birtok

Imagine a place perched up on a hill with a jaw-dropping view of the lake. The vineyards and the traditional Hungarian houses as your backdrop as you sip whites and reds. The good news is you don’t have to just imagine, you just have to get yourself there.

laposa birtok wine tasting lake balaton

In Lake Balaton’s Badacsony area, the beautiful Laposa Birtok awaits you. With two terraces to embark on your wine tasting journey, this flawless wine estate has to be on your bucket list. Sit in one of the tables, taste the different wines (the Pinot Gris is outstanding) and savour local farmer’s produce as you admire the picture-perfect view. Definitely call in advance to make a reservation!

 Badacsonytomaj, Római út 197
 +36 20 777 7133
2 hours from Budapest

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Wine tasting in Paloznak: Homola Borteraz

Very close to Alsoors Marina you’ll find the charming Homola Wine Terrace, a timeless winery immersed in the estate’s vineyards. Begin your wine tasting experience in the tables with a front-row view of Lake Balaton. Have the sommeliers explain the origins of each wine and taste the delicious cheese and cured meats platters.

homola borteraz lake balaton winery

You can sit down in the lovely tables outside the barn or take your wine glass in one of the deck chairs placed on the grass. As you sip your wine or palinka, chillout vibes float in the air, creating the perfect atmosphere. Homola Borteraz is definitely the place to go to relax, taste wonderful wine, enjoy the breeze and embark on a Hungarian wine tasting journey. Reserve in advance!

Paloznak, 8229
+36 70 431 2050
1.26 hours from Budapest

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Wine tasting in Balatonfüred: Koczor Pincészet

Perched up on a hill in Balatonfüred, you’ll find Koczor Pincészet, a family-run wine estate with beautiful views of the vineyards. The architecture of this place is too cute, the views wonderful and the whole atmosphere is relaxing and laid back.

koczor pince winery in balatonfured

Sit down in one of the picnic tables and begin your wine tasting journey. Choose from four different types of wine, Olaszriszling, a Pinot Gris, a Rosè and a Merlot. All four outstanding, but you must know that Balaton is mainly known for its white wine production. Savour the tasting plates with the estate’s own cured meats and cheese production and just take in the views as you relax. Best if you reserve in advance.

Balatonfüred, Bocsár dűlő 0118/12
+36 30 743 1508
1.33 hours from Budapest

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Reaching Lake Balaton from Budapest

While there are trains and buses that take you to Lake Balaton, these wineries are tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town and require cars to reach them. If you really want to visit Lake Balaton and spend the day wine tasting care-free, you can contact Wellness & Wine to organize your wine tasting tour. They think about everything!

Click here to read about my experience with Wellness & Wine 


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