Whether you're looking for a gift or the perfect addition to your Christmas menu, Balaton has fine wines for the festive season.
While heavier, elegant reds and whites make Christmas meals even more festive, dry, bubbly drinks are great additions if you plan on serving cold platters, fish or other lighter dishes. White wines go well with heavier meals, powerful reds are perfect companions for roasts, while sweet Balaton reds should make dessert flavours pop.
Borbély Family Winery
Ice wines are becoming rarer each year, so make sure to try this item before it’s gone. With its quince, dried apricot and spicy flavours, this rich, thick wine goes well with desserts.
Price: 10,900 HUF
Gellavilla – Merlot-Cabernet Frank-Kékfrankos 2015
A wine with intense, spicy scents and flavours of blueberry and blue grape – perfect for those who love red. If you’re making duck or pumpkin, serving this wine is a great choice.
Price: 3,300 HUF
Jásdi Wine Cellar
Dominated by notes of ripe fruit, herbs and spices, this is a subtle and elegant wine that is best served with fish dishes.
Price: 4,550 HUF
Káli Kövek Winery
This item has an elegant complexity of florals, herbs, citruses and minerals, surprising considering it's from the Káli Basin wine region.
Price: 2,750 HUF
Kislaki Wine Manufacture
This is the perfect wine to get everyone in a festive mood. The sour cherry and berry flavours, along with the spicy aroma and the lively acids, make this wine an ideal accompaniment to fish soup.
Price: 2,653 HUF
Konyári Wine Cellar
A classic Bordeaux-style item that is great with beef and venison. Its flavour has notes of berries, sweet spices and black pepper. It’s a thick and rich wine with high alcohol content.
Price: 4,850 HUF
Pátzay Winery – Premium Chardonnay 2017
A classic choice, this wine has notes of ripe fruit and marzipan, making it a great addition to dishes made with cream.
Price: 3,490 HUF
The Olaszriesling of this organic winery has intense notes of grapefruit, citrus, apple and honey, not to mention an almond sourness characteristic of the variety.
Price: 1,800 HUF
Szeremley Borház – Szeremley Rizling 2016
This is a real classic item, recommended for those looking for rustic flavours. The wine is dominated by spicy and mineral notes, making it a great addition to poultry dishes.
Price: 1,990 HUF
Villa Sandahl – Sandahl Rezidencia
This light wine has residual sugar that keeps the lively acids in balance. With its floral and spicy scent and flavours of apricot, it can be a delightful item on any festive menu.
Price: 3,650 HUF