New Wine & Cheese Festival Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

The annual New Wine and Cheese Festival Budapest takes place in the romantic fairy tale castle of Budapest, the Vajdahunyad Castle in Varosliget (the big City Park by Heroes’ Square Budapest). The event is one of the lesser known festivals in Budapest, which makes it a hidden gem among the Budapest wine events.  The New Wine Festival includes a wide range of activities, set both inside the castle and outside on the castle grounds.

New Wine and Cheese Festival Budapest Vajdahunyad Castle

New Wine and Cheese Festival Budapest Vajdahunyad Castle

The dates of the Budapest New Wine are usually end of November  – early December. In 2018 the New Wine and Cheese Festival (Ujbor es Sajt Fesztival) will celebrate its 15th anniversary.

Date in 2018: Nov 24

  • Tasting New Wines: here is your chance to taste the less known wines of Hungary, the local wines of limited editions by professional wine makers. Do not miss the new Furmint wines, the iconic Hungarian wine.
  • Tasting Cheeses from Hungary: home made, delicious cheeses from the countryside of Hungary, made from cow milk, goat milk, most typically, with wonderful flavors!
  • Wine Fair: needless to say, You can buy the Hungarian new wines and cheeses you find incredibly good
  • And the Winner is…. Hungarian New Wine contest: which is the best new wine in Hungary?
  • Consecration of the Advent Wine and Cheese: the religious element of the New Wine Festival following the St Martin’s Day events
  • Charity in Budapest New Wine Festival: there is always a nice charity fund raising at the festival where you can help a bit those in need.
  • Procession of the Hungarian Wine Order members: a nice parade in the wine order uniforms, a sight in itself
  • the language of the festival is – mostly – Hungarian

The Vajdahunyad Castle is the home of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum, and a regular festival venue.

8 thoughts on “New Wine & Cheese Festival Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

    1. Vajdahunyad Castle Post author

      Dear Jennifer,
      Pre-sale tickets (HUF 1,500) will be available from Nov 1 on the spot, during the opening hours of the Museum of Agriculture.
      On the day of the festival (Nov 25-26, 2017) tickets are HUF 2,900 per person.

      1. Vajdahunyad Castle Post author

        Dear Gabriela,
        the New Wine & Cheese Festival will be held on Nov 25-26, 2017.

  1. Pippa

    Is this on Novemver 28th and 29th. I see that listed here:

    1. Vajdahunyad Castle Post author

      Dear Pippa,
      I am afraid this is not a correct information on that website.
      The Festival is always held on a Saturday and a Sunday, which will be Nov 25 and 26 in 2017.

  2. Linda M Noakes

    When is the festival for 2018.
    Some websites say 24th 25th Nov 18.
    .which I really hope it is… others say the following weekend 😐


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