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Wine and history – Pécs, Siklós, Villány

Wine and history – Pécs, Siklós, Villány
A legendary European wineroute - Pécs, Siklós, Villány
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Hungary’s first official wineroad, the Villány-Siklós Wine Route (declared to be in 1994) connects through eleven towns and villages in a protected wine-growing area. It is one of the sunniest wine districts of the country, where in the mild, sub-Mediterranean climate the grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc, Blue Portuguese, Blue Franc and Merlot feel perfectly at home. The earth  is fertile limestone, clay and loess here. While Villány is primarily known for its ruby-tone red wines, that reminiscent  the Médoc wine style, in Siklós and Nagyharsány mainly white wine is being produced, like Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay and Tramine. We visit the picturesque village of Villány, and taste the fabolous wine!

On the way to Villány we stop in Pécs and Siklós.

Pécs has got a history of 2000 years, and one of the cities in Hungary boasting with the most surviving Turkish memories. We visit the Necropolis (early christian burial site from the 4th century, an UNESCO World Heritage Site), the main square and inner city of Pécs, Gazi Kasim’s Djami, the Chatedral, the Csontváry Musuem and the Zsolnay Quarter with the Zsolnay Museum.

Siklós Castle with its exterior of the 18th century is among the best-preserved castle palaces in Hungary, which was also the domain centre and residence of numerous prominent historical families. Rising high above the town, the fortress of Siklós was first mentioned in a charter dates back to 1190. The owners rebuilt the castle several times, therefore it shows the characteristics of the Gothic, the Renaissance and the Baroque style too. The most precious part of the castle is the Romanesque/Gothic Castle Chapel with its beautiful vault and frescoes.

Check date and ask for actual programs of Villány's Grape Harvest Feast in autumn.

Tour includes: transfers, guidance and winetasting in Villány

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