'Rosalia Wine Picnic', City Park in Budapest, 31 May – 2 June

  • 1 May 2024 8:48 AM
'Rosalia Wine Picnic', City Park in Budapest,  31 May – 2 June
Around 60 wineries will pour rosé and sparkling wines in the sunny (hopefully) City Park for three days. The entrance is free including live music programmes, only an official Rosalia glass is needed to be 'rented' or purchased, and then festival-goers pay for the wines and food they choose to consume.

On the last day of spring, the wine festival season opens with Budapest’s biggest, original, one-and-only garden party. From 31 May to 2 June, Rosalia Wine Picnic awaits wine and gastro lovers with numerous programs in the capital’s most beautiful park.

What to expact

* Excellent rosés, semi-sparkling and sparkling wines
* Premium street food
* Handycrafts for children
* Great music sets
* Dancing and partying!

Greeting from the organisers

“Grab your friends, colleagues or the whole family (along with your dog if you want), and head for a picnic in the shade of the City Park’s giant trees.

You’ll only need a blanket because everything else, from cooled rosé to chilled champagne, easy white, or refreshing spritz, will be provided by Rosalia Wine Picnic.

The must-see feature of this year's festival is the Rosalia Lounge (hosted by Le Troquet), a chill zone in the afternoon go to a party venue in the evening.

Taste fine French wines and champagnes throughout the afternoon and dance all night to the Rosalia Lounge's DJ set. You can enter only with the wristband included in the Deluxe package.

Exhibitors and programs

The main characters of the festival are rosés, pearls, sparklers and champagnes, but in the assortment of almost 40 wineries, everyone can find the style for them, from light white wines to full-bodied reds.

The backbone of the gastronomic offer is the street food trend, but there is also a modern small restaurant with rethought Hungarian specialties, handcrafted dessert and premium cheese.

Exhibitors Include:

Borbély Family Winery from Badacsony, Dubicz Vineyard and Winery from Mátra and Garamvári Vineyard from South Balaton.
Follow this link for the full list of exhibitors

“Kinnagangon” Rosé 2022, Borbély Family Winery, Badacsony

This easy-going rosé is made of Pinot Noir, and the name needs some explanation. ‘Kinnagangon’ is three words written together, reminiscent of colloquial spoken Hungarian. The meaning is just “being outside on the balcony”, but the sound of this made-up word also reflects the featherlight happiness of enjoying a chilled rosé wine in a hot, lazy afternoon.

Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Rose 2022, Dubicz Vineyard and Winery, Mátra

“In this elegant premium rosé, the delicious aroma of blackberry tempts us to taste it. In its taste raspberry, cherry, sour cherry and crispy acids are melded in a special harmony. It is not an everyday rosé experience!”1014 on the label refers to Mátra’s highest peak – which is actually the highest peak of our whole country.

Lellei Rosé Gold 2023, Garamvári Vineyard, South Balaton

Garamvári Vineyards is a family owned winery specialised in still and bottle fermented sparkling wines. Lellei Rosé Gold is a still blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah from Balatonlelle, hence the name ‘Lellei’. A crispy, refreshing rosé abundant in red berry fruits, mainly raspberry and strawberry accompanied with vibrant acidity.

Festival Opening hours:

Friday (31 May): 14:00 – 24:00
Saturday (1 June): 12:00 – 24:00
Sunday (2 June): 11:00 – 21:00

Opening hours of Rosalia Lounge (hosted by Le Troquet):

Friday (31 May): 15:00 - 02:00
Saturday (1 June): 15:00 - 02:00
Sunday (2 June): 11:00 – 21:00

Important Notes:

Admission to the Rosalia Wine Picnic is free, but exhibitors can only serve wine into the event’s own glasses with the logo.
You can only pay at Rosalia with a bank card or a Festipay Festival Card, which can be redeemed and topped up at Festipay Points.

Rosalia tasting glass prices:

Deluxe package: 2900 HUF instead of 3900 HUF until 20 May!
Rosalia tasting glass: 3200 HUF
Cup rental: 1000 HUF (Plus HUF 2000 deposit) which is refundable against the coupon. 

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