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“An experience to remember”
Review of Faust Wine Cellar

Faust Wine Cellar
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$47.42*
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Budapest Private Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience
Ranked #2 of 198 Nightlife in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Be our guest in our authentic Faust Wine Cellar under the Dominican Cloister - the part of the UNESCO World Heritage! We are offering about 80 sorts of Hungarian wines and 30 sorts of "Pálinka". During the week we are organizing special wine and "Pálinka" tastings guided by our sommelier!
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my first wine tasting experience, also for my girlfriend, so we don't have much to compare to. But what an experience for us. I recommend to book in advance though, because we were just lucky to get a table when just dropping in. The sommelier had very good knowledge about the wines and showed us on a map from where the wine was produced. He also was very friendly and funny. We had the small menu of hungarian wines with 6 wines in total, the big is 9. But this was enough for us, it took about 2 hours. All the wines we tried was everything from very good to great, and we ended up buying a bottle also. Great value for money. I strongly recommend a visit to this wine cellar.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent an afternoon tasting wine in the Faust wine cellar and had an excellent time. The atmosphere down in the caves is perfect and Gabor has so much knowledge about wine and loves to share as much or as little as you want. We did the 9 tasting menu, a mix of whites, roses, and reds, but you can also choose a "white wine lover's" or "red wine lover's" tasting. And the last wine you taste is your choice based on what you like and are interested in. We learned a lot and came away with a few new wines that we enjoy as well. If you enjoy wine I highly recommend spending an afternoon or evening here!

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

After reading reviews and seeing faust is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, I made sure to book in advance for the only other available day on our trip - there are limited numbers so I would recommend pre booking.

The booking was acknowledged promptly with full directions to the cellar which is located significantly in the depths of the Hilton hotel - be warned the only toilet is in the hotel lobby so go before you descend. Also note it is cash only as there is limited signal so they can't have a card machine.

We booked the wine and food pairing which meant we worked our way through white, rose, red and dessert wines accompanied by cheese, cheese scones, veal stew and egg noodles, floating island cake and a bit of blue cheese. It was nice to try local food with local wine which had been selected to go well together and also stopped us from getting as tipsy as we perhaps would have otherwise.

Gabor was a very pleasant and knowledgeable man and he and his wife worked well together to provide a truly memorable evening topped off by the stunning evening views when you emerge from the cellar. Can't recommend highly enough!

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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Faust Wine Cellar twice. First for a wine tasting and then the next day for a Palinka tasting. Both were marvelous! Each glass of wine or palinka was explained to us and we learned a little about wine, palinka, and Hungary over our two visits. The cellar is beautiful and cool, which was a nice break from the heat of the day. The owner and his wife were lovely people who were courteous and welcoming. If you have a chance to visit the Faust Wine Cellar, don't pass it by!

1  Thank Alicia C
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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend have rolled through most of the best rated restaurants and wineplaces in Budapest now - and Faust couldn't even compare itself with any other ee visited! We booked through the website, got a descriptive and good confirmation mail of the booking the same day. Ended up drinking 7 wines with the dinner package which was lovely! The one guy there was truely and expert and was really easy to talk to and had tons of information about the wines. Now we're quite new to wine so humbly asked for an introduction to basic winemaking which he has happy and eager to give us. The result was that we went back home that night with 4 bottles of premium wine to really good prices. The servitour also directed us in contact with some whinemakers in the wine making area of Eger and we're getting a private tour by one of the producers there! The night could seriously haven't been any better! The atmosphere there is also fantastic in the basement of the hilton hotel

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