TASTE HUNGARY is a Budapest-based tour company specializing in food, wine, and market tours in Budapest and Hungary. We offer bespoke and small group travel experiences featuring the best of Hungarian food and wine, and the culture surrounding it. Eating and drinking have always been our favorite aspects of traveling, and we believe experiencing Hungary’s food and wine is the best way to learn about the country’s culture and traditions.
We’ll show you that there is so much more to Hungarian cuisine than goulash and paprika, and we hope you’ll leave loving Hungary and its food and wine as much as we do. Through our significant research—which has resulted in the publication of our award-winning culinary guidebooks—Food Wine Budapest and The Food and Wine Lover’s Guide to Hungary—we will show you the best that Hungary has to offer.
Hungary is firmly, and proudly, a wine-drinking country. Its wine suffered terribly during Communism and has come a long way since the early-199os when winemakers began to once again focus on quality. But a new generation of winemakers has brought back the passion for drinking wine, learning about it, and making it. There are more than 140 varieties of wine grapes grown in Hungary’s 22 wine-growing regions—which produce the full spectrum of reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines. Their unique microclimates, soil types, and winemaking traditions combine to produce wines with immensely different tastes and styles. See how local wine can still be by sampling wine made from one of the more than 100 indigenous grapes. Though Hungary’s wines are increasingly being recognized around the world, you won’t find many of the most interesting wines outside of Hungary’s borders (and some aren’t even sold at Budapest shops). You’ll have to come taste them from the source!
Local contacts and inside knowledge—which we have been gathering over the years in Hungary—are key to good travel experiences. We have made it our mission to introduce travelers to Hungary’s authentic flavors and tastes. Our guests all count their food and wine experiences among the highlights of their trips to Hungary. Let us show you why!