Pannon Wine Picnic, Tata, 9-10 September

  • 7 Sep 2023 4:00 PM
Pannon Wine Picnic, Tata, 9-10 September
Hungary’s only two-Michelin-star restaurant outside Budapest, Platán will host 26 other renowned restaurants, confectioneries and bakeries at the Pannon Wine Picnic, which brings the country’s provincial culinary big hitters to the fore over two days.

The outdoor event takes place in a historic castle park in Tata, where visitors can enjoy great food and wine at reasonable prices, as well as meet some of Hungary’s leading restaurateurs and winemakers.

Wines will be poured by members of the exclusive Pannon Wine Guild from all over Hungary and beyond the country’s borders. These will include: BockA. Gere and Gere Tamás & Zsolt from Villány, Dúzsi, EszterbauerHeimann and Vesztergombi from Szekszárd, Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery from Pannonhalma, Gál Tibor and Tóth Ferenc Wineries from Eger, Bott Frigyes from Slovakia and Balla Géza from Romania.

Designed by star architect Zoltán Varró of Aria Hotel fame, Platán immediately won two Michelin stars shortly after opening thanks to the inventive cuisine of István Pesti. Also offering rooms to stay, the restaurant and lodging are set beside a beautiful lake with rare birdlife, part of an estate and historic castle that once belonged to the noble Esterházy dynasty. 

It is named after the plane tree still standing here after more than 200 years. This attractive location is only 50 minutes from Budapest by car or InterCity train.

Venue: Esterházy Castle park, Tata.
Date and time: 9 and 10 September, on Saturday 11am-10pm, and on Sunday 9am-7pm.
Registration required: Register here (Hungarian-only but reasonably easy to follow) for tickets at HUF 2,000, including a HUF 1,000 voucher for the event itself.

List of exhibiting restaurants and wineries (please scroll down).

Contact:, +36 70 634 5182.

How to get to Tata: By car, 50 minutes north of Budapest on the M1 motorway or by Intercity train from Keleti station.

What is the Pannon Wine Guild?

The Pannon Wine Guild (Pannon Bormíves Céh) is an association of the most significant family wineries in Hungary, founded in 1999 by ten wineries. Now 33 strong, the members of the guild hold sampling events, including an annual Christmas tasting. The guild has overseen the significant development of Hungary’s wine industry over the past two decades and more.


The acronym SVÉT is an abbreviation for Stílusos Vidéki Éttermiség, which loosely translates as ‘Stylish Intellectual Gastronomy from the Countryside’. These four letters will be used on all publicity and literature associated with the event.

Words by Peterjon Cresswell for
Peterjon has been researching the byways of Budapest for 30 years, extending his expertise across Europe to produce guidebooks for Time Out and his own website

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