The Red Wine Festival of Villány is organised at the first weekend of October every year, this is one of the most grandiose events of the wine region during the year. There is no lack of programme opportunities during the harvest days. In the name-giving settlement of the wine region stages await visitors at several places, musical and dancing programmes make the event even more colourful.
Discover the most beautiful cellar-row of the Villány Wine Region! As if time had stopped…ancient, cobwebbed cellars, warm-hearted, open wine growers, family legends. Here wines are not made on a production line, and it is no use looking for them on supermarket shelves! Fekete-hegy floating in the fog, timeless peace and a glass of wine. It is worth slowing down a bit in Villánykövesd.
While cycling/walking towards Villány it is worth stopping for a walk on the ammonites nature trail starting 500 m away from the train station of Villány. On the top of Templom-hegy (Church-hill) a lookout tower was also built, so even the view itself is an attractive aim for a walk (about 45-60 minutes).
Palkonya, the one-street village of southern Baranya county has preserved the architectural culture of the German winegrowers made to settle down here in the 18th century to this day. The most famous monument group of the village is the cellar-row consisting of 53 presses covering the hillside. After having paid tribute to culture and visited all the wonderful monuments of Palkonya, you deserve gastronomic cherishing, as well. Drop by our place for a glass of wine in Palkonya, Mokos Winery heartily awaits you!
Among the many cellars in the Villány Wine Region , – registered as architectural values – excells the arrangement of the Batthyány Cellar resembling a single nave church. The unfolding view, the huge space framed with barrels has a fascinating effect on everyone.
In the abandoned stone mine of Szársomlyó-hegy sculptors have been working from 1967 whose experiments well overpassed the possibilities of public place sculpture of that time. The mine bay full of non-figurative sculptures provides a touching view. Most of the sculptures were made from grey limestone from Nagyharsány and Beremend. The cultural and art historical significance of the Sculpture Park lies in the fact that it was here where sculptors had an opportunity to freely experiment for the first time in Hungary.
The Wine Museum of Villány awaits those who would like to get to know the history of the Villány Wine Region, the evolution and the most important means of grape growing and wine making all year. The building used to be once the press of the world-famous grape breeder, Teleki Zsigmond.
14 kms away from the Villány Wine Region, near Szaporca, the Ancient Drava Visitors’ Centre presenting the natural values and traditions of Ormánság can be found. It awaits visitors with an interactive exhibition, a farm, nature trails and various programmes providing entertainment for all age groups.
Besides the castle, the other excelling sight of Siklós is the 16th-century Turkish church. It was opened to visitors in 1994 and it has been operating according to its original function to this day, but it is also an ethnographical exhibition hall. The installation of the church – carpets, tin and copper objects – was given to the town by the Ethnographical Museum of the Turkish State.
Did you know that the monorail which stops in front of our hotel takes you to Pécs in half an hour? The train journey is exciting itself, and Pécs is definitely worth visiting once you are nearby. Thanks to its 2000 year-old historical heritage, ethnic traditions and its almost Mediterranean climate it is one of the most colourful and exciting cities of Hungary. Lengthen your stay in the Villány Wine Region by 1 night and visit Pécs!