Rosalia, a summer-welcoming wine festival
Posted by Ágnes Taraszovics · May 8, 2014

Who said that the wine festival season is autumn and the grape harvest? Well, not anymore.

Because Rosalia festival, a celebration of wines, rosés and champagnes will be held between 9th and 11th of May. During these three days nearly full range of Hungarian rosés and wines can be tasted in one place at the same time. The center, the heart of the event is the Rosé and champagne garden, where all day tastings and programs await visitors with street foods, concerts and programs for children. Here in the Gesztenyés (chestnut) garden in the 12th district of Buda, the visitors can get acquainted with hundreds of wines from 26 exhibitors.


The "street food" themed gastronomic stands are adapted to the wine on offer. Next to the drinks we could taste NU Bistro’s refined specialties, KOLBice’s original funnel pork dishes or the oven-made "hungaroburger" at Szittya Buci. Visitors with a sweet tooth will enjoy the ice cream roses of Gelarto Rosa or the macarons at Bolka Bonbon.

In doing sothe children may entrusted to us not get bored, Rosalia is hosting a plethora of colorful programs for them: folk dance workshop, artisan workshop, face painting, and a mini track to study the traffic code. Kids also can learn the tricks of baking in the little bakery cottage of Szittya Pita.


To those who wish to immerse themselves more deeply in the wine and champagne mysteries, the organizers also hold two additional, exclusive programs. One of them is the Rosé and sparkling wine parade on May 10. Here you will have the chance to taste almost the complete assortment of Hungarian rosé wines, extended to a wide variety of sparkling and semi-sparkling wines. The winemakers will present and offer their products in person and from the ice.

For those arriving by 14:30 Zoltan Zilai international professional wine reviewer gives professional advice to the tasting, and reports the results of Hungarian wines in the Mondial du Rosé world competition held in late April. After paying the one-off entry fee you can tasteall theexhibited wines,which presents a challenging task for everyone, since the Parade will show off more than 100 wines.


The other professional program on Saturday is the Törley „Champagne University”. The presentation is justified by the fact, that an increasing number of wineries debut with a fashionable item from the world of sparkling wines or the lighter and more serious bottle-fermented champagnes. On the tasting lecture renowned champagne experts will hold a comprehensive, exciting, authentic professional presentation of the fizzy wine making.

If you want to learn more about the presented wineries and wine cellars or need more information about dates and ticket prizes, visit the event’s site at


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