Hungary Goes ProWein
Düsseldorf Fairgrounds | Hall 15 G03 | March 19-21, 2017
Once among Europe's top exporters then for decades of communism a lifeless producer of commodity wines Hungary is now again back on the world's wine map - this time with outstanding quality. Come, listen and taste how the country has turned its back on mass production, reached back to its traditions and restructured its wine-business to become a small but exciting home of boutique wine production.
This year Hungary awaits actors of the wine business with a brand new, attractive exhibition booth equipped with a walk-in tasting zone. Masterclasses and workshops facilitated by renowned wine experts will introduce indigenous varieties and acquaint visitors to local regions and hidden gems. The chill-out evening party will await tired guests with a refreshing atmosphere. Scroll down for details!
Join us and taste what Hungary has got to offer!
MASTERCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
10:00 - 11:00 | Taste of Tradition: Terroirs in Tokaj
How can combination of terroir, tradition and technology revitalize a World Heritage region? To find out, join Markus Berlinghof, Sommelier of the Year 2014 by Gault Millau! This session will be run in English.
12:00 - 12:30 | Franc for Freaks: Off the Beaten Path
Hungary's southermost wine growing region is known to be Cabernet Franc's new home. Markus Berlinghof, Sommelier of the Year 2014 by Gault Millau presents exciting single variety Villányi Franc wines. This session will be run in English / German.
13:30 - 14:00 | Taste to Bid: Tokaj Wines at Auction
14:30 - 15:30 | Traveling Through Terroirs: Hungary
10:30 - 11:30 | Born by Balaton: Hungary's Next Frontier
12:00 - 12:30 | Dry by Tokaj: Furmint, Hárslevelű and co.
13:00 - 14:00 | 3 Methods, 3 Styles: Tokaji Aszú, Szamorodni, Late Harvest
14:00 - 15:00 | Behind Blue Eyes: Kékfrankos
15:00 - 16:00 | Traveling Through Terroirs: Hungary
10:00 - 10:30 | Back to Bubbles: Sparkling Sensations of Hungary
Wine professional with more than 30 years of wine experience. A widely published author, the first person in the world to hold both the MW and MS titles. He travels regularly to wine regions around the world, and been a wine judge at professional wine competitions in Europe, South Africa and the United States.
Freelance writer and consultant, specialising in CEE. Contributor to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and The Oxford Companion to Wine. Co-author of the World Atlas of Wine, Dorling Kindersley’s Wines of the World, The Wine Opus, and Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report as well as several magazines and websites.
Sommelier and independent wine science consultant. Former head sommelier at Germany’s 3 Michelin-starred restaurant Vendome, Shangri-La Villingili, Park Hotel Weggis and Interalpen Hotel Tyrol. Captain of the German National Sommelier Team.
WINE DOWN - BEER UP!
MONDAY, 20TH MARCH | 17:30 - 19:00
Avoid the endless queues - wait until the crowd is gone! Relax and start off your evening on 20th March with Hungarian food & craft beer - our chill-out zone awaits you!
Join us and with some luck you may win a tasting trip to Hungary!
VINDEGA WINE BAR
SUNDAY, 19TH MARCH | 19:00 - 23:00
Join us to enjoy joyful bites and taste excellent wines with
smooth live music from Hungary!
EXHIBITING HUNGARIAN WINERIES
ABBEY WINERY PANNONHALMA
CHATEAU DERESZLA TOKAJ
GERE TAMÁS & ZSOLT WINERY
SZENT TAMÁS VINEYARDS & WINERY
TORNAI WINERY SOMLÓ