Palkonya, a village of one street and 320 inhabitants in Southern part of Hungary has maintained the architectural heritage of the German vintners settled to this region in the 18th century.
The most notable architectural landmark of the village is the row of wine cellars consisting of 53 press houses with caves on the hill at the end of the village. These press houses have been built gradually over the golden age of winemaking and grape growing at the beginning of the 19th century. Their whitewashed facades are still a gripping site today.
More and more tourists of the Villany Wine region enjoy visiting these cellars full of blazing red wines and vintners’ hospitality. Also we have Gourmet-spots in the Village where people can taste local foods and drinks beside wine. Those who are here for hiking will find refreshment in the quite surroundings and the rich bird varieties of the nearby fishery lakes.
Open Cellars of Pentecost
The most frequented event in Palkonya is the “Open Cellars of Pentecost", put together yearly on Pentecost Sunday by the villagers and the Village Council.
Competition among vineyard, every year in April.
Gourmet week end
A gourmet week-end occurs on the 2nd week after Easter, when countryside gourmet restaurants move to Palkonya and cooking exciting foods.
On these occasions Palkonya welcomes guests for various cultural events, children’s’ activities, bacon roasting, and naturally, wine tasting.
Theather, exhibitions, concerts, cultural meetings in 5 different villages around Palkonya. August.
Harvest Open Cellar Festival
Pageantary on the street with artists, tractors, winemakers, traditional dancers. Wine tastings in cellars. September.
Municipality of Palkonya
Contact person: Szilvia Rechnitzer