Furmint February is a campaign running in Hungary with the aim to get people more familiar with this specific white grape variety. Special wine dinners and furmint tasting packages are offered to wine lovers countrywide, following the main tasting event to be held on February 7 at Budapest's Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park (Városliget).
Furmint is a hidden treasure. While the world seems to be awash with Chardonnay, Furmint also has every potential to attract serious consumer interest with its wide spectrum of flavors. This is the motto of a series of events entitled ‘Furmint February,’ brainchild of Dániel Kézdy. This year’s celebration is the 10th being held in a variety of ways throughout the country, starting with the Big Furmint February Tasting, with the presence of some 100 cellars and winemakers. "This is a great opportunity to get a comprehensive picture of the variety and to make an imaginary journey covering the best wine regions of the Carpathian Basin," Dániel says. Visit the campaign's Facebook page for the list of exhibitors and for more information on ticket prices.