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GETTING YOUR
WINE THRILLS

Exploring wine in a foreign country can be an intimidating challenge. Strange language, unexpected varietals, closed doors. We’ll open the way for a fantastic immersion. Mark comes from the USA with Hungarian roots. Kristóf is Hungarian and has worked in England. We’re a team that has experienced many sides of the industry on both continents. We’ll give you a good overview of winemaking, share homegrown insights and even chat about global perspective. You’ll leave Hungary with a more pronounced pallet, a greater understanding of the international wine industry, and you’ll have fun with friends!

MARK'S WINE STORY

started with a long cherished idea to farm grapes in Hungary ― “The early experiences were humbling lessons as a vineyard laborer and cellar hand. After vinifying my own riesling in 2007, I swapped sides to work wine commerce in the U.S.— running a supermarket alcohol dept., pouring drinks at wine bars, selling alcohol for a national distributor. I was the fortunate student of tasting and selling some of the finest wines in the world. Having run through a wide encompassing wine journey, I’ve realized I most enjoy tending my vineyards and introducing guests to the beauties of Hungarian wine.”

KRISTÓF'S WINE STORY

started with growing up under a wine writer father ― “I imagined many futures for myself, none of them related to wine. Especially after being loaned out by the family to help winemaker friends work their vineyards, I knew wine, grapes, and winemakers were not on my happy list. Life has a funny sense of humor though. When I left Hungary for England, the international hospitality industry threw me back into wine service. With a revitalized perspective, I returned to Hungary and began selling wine for the country’s most important distributor. From managing a wine shop to leading the international portfolio division, wine is all over my landscape. After completing the WSET diploma in Wine & Spirits, I’m thrilled to be running a start-up wine bar and guiding guests through this magnificent world.”

Bill F
Bill F
2024-05-02
A MUST! Enjoy exceptional wines? Want to experience/learn Hungarian wines? Appreciate a cozy cool environment? Enjoy talking with awesome humans? Want to support those awesome humans in their business? YOU NEED TO GO TO PRESS HOUSE 47! I found this place in planning our Budapest vacation and the experience FAR exceeded my already very high expectations! We enjoyed a wide range of white, red (and even Orange) wines and their interesting explanation and presentation by co-owner Mark, who is really a great guy. Even some yummy sandwiches prepared by him as we sipped! I just can't say enough good things about this place. Spent the rest of our time in Budapest recommending it to folks we met. Press House 47 is also Parle wine/cocktail bar, an intimate 13-seat establishment with a very cool vibe that serves great wines as well as a wide range of bespoke and very affordable cocktails. Be sure to check them out... you'll be glad you did!
Hannah C
Hannah C
2024-03-17
10/10 Hungarian wine experience We attended as a large group for a celebration. We were welcomed to an intimate and quirky bar with clear attention to detail. Mark was very knowledgable giving an understandable but interesting overview of the process and characteristics of wine-making. As well as specifically with Hungarian wines we tasted.. we were able to ask lots of questions! The wines we tried were delicious and plentiful, including Mark’s own wine, as well as some delicious bar snacks. We enjoyed so much we stayed for extra wine and cocktails- thank you! 10/10 would recommend.
ailish w
ailish w
2024-03-17
Wine hasting hen party Would highly recommend visiting Press House 47, we went as a hen party group and the bride loved it! Mark chose an excellent selection of wines and was a generous host :) The cocktails after the wine tasting experience were also fab!
Sophie B
Sophie B
2024-03-17
Wine tasting A wonderful, entertaining and educational evening. Fabulous selection of Hungarian wines with a fantastic host. Also some lovely, innovative, alcohol free options for our non-drinker.
Anna T
Anna T
2024-02-20
Incredible Wine Tasting Experience. Don’t hesitate to book! Mark was incredible and the wines were even better. The tasting was casual and designed around our tastes and preferences. Mark gave us a fantastic history of the regions, each wine and had amazing knowledge of the winemaking process being a producer himself. Buying the wine you like was extremely easy and reasonable at the end, not at all pushy like some wine tastings can be. Mark was a delight, please do not hesitate to book this wine tasting. We will be doing the 7 wines next time!
Louise M
Louise M
2024-01-29
Make this top of your list Couldn’t recommend this enough as a must do in Budapest. Mark guided myself and my husband through all the various wine regions in Hungary with such passion and knowledge whilst making it so much fun . A really personalised experience .A must do when in Budapest. Highly recommend.
sailordan1
sailordan1
2023-12-30
Casual delightful wine tasting My husband adult son and I had a great time! Enjoyed learning about and drinking delicious wine! The food was yummy too! Met some lovely women from Copenhagen! Would definitely do it again!
Frederik S
Frederik S
2023-10-27
Great if you love great wine & conversations Mark & Kristof are great, the wines were very special and very tasty, the location was fantastic, and I met some really wonderful people. Great crowd of international people and great experience!
MandyG_Adelaide
MandyG_Adelaide
2023-09-30
Hidden treasure of Budapest Highlight of my trip! Kristóf and Mark were great hosts. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the wine was top notch. I booked the wine tasting during the day but had such a great time I returned again in the evening. Cant recommend highly enough .
Steen Thaarup
Steen Thaarup
2023-09-19
Excellent introduction to Hungarian wines We got an excellent introduction to the Hungarian wines thanks to Christof's passion and great knowledge of the wines. We had a wonderful afternoon in the very small and very cozy bar. We got a small snack, five wines and one Palinka as a starter. We highly recommend Press House 47 and their wines.

Drop by Parlé for a cool Hungarian experience with great wines and a good community. It’s a small bar with a house party feel. We’re there to answer any questions you may have. We may also introduce you to some of our regulars. They are very welcoming and it adds to the ambiance of the bar. Since we love spirits and savor cocktails, we take pride in creating a balanced drink list with temptations for the non-wine drinkers too.

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The Casual Tasting

13:30 - 15:00

14 900 HUF / € 38

5 wines + 1 eau-de-vie

Grilled crostini

Tour of Hungary Tasting

15:00 - 17:00

18 500 HUF / € 47

7 wines + 1 eau-de-vie

Grilled crostini

Wine Flights

Duration: 30 mins.

5 000 HUF

3 wines