Hungaryʼs Sziget Festival picks Kristinus Estate as wine provider


Sziget Ltd., the company that runs the internationally-renowned Sziget Festival, has selected Kristinus Wine Estate as it’s exclusive winery partner to deliver fine wines at its 2017 and 2018 festivals, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The Kristinus Wine Estate-Sziget partnership was announced last week at a press conference held in Budapest where the wines were presented to the public after they won a regional award from the South-Balaton Wine Region they come from. Under the agreement VOLT, Balaton Sound, Sziget and Strand festival-goers will find Kristinus wines at all the bars at all the festivals.  

The three Kristinus Sziget wines have won several awards this year, Kristinus said. The Kristinus Sziget White won a gold medal at the Balatonboglár Wine Region Wine Competition and silver at the Hungarian National Wine Competition. The Kristinus Sziget Rosé and Red both won silver medals at the Balatonboglár Wine Region Wine Competition.

“We are delighted to introduce fabulous wine from Lake Balaton to the amazing crowds who fill in their hundreds of thousands Hungary’s best festivals,” Florian Zaruba, Kristinus Wine Estate director said.

“For us the most important part of the terroir is the man who makes the wine; and these Hungarian men always knew how to party, trust me. Our mission remains at the festivals too: to deliver the best Balaton wine moments possible wherever our customers are. And let’s make it official: it’s not a crime to make a fröccs or gespritzte from our wines by adding soda water to cheer them up with bubbles, as it’s been done for a century in Hungary in the summer heat,” Zaruba added.

“It is very important for us to give qualitative services to our visitors in every detail of our festivals especially in the food and drink sector. therefore we made a contract with Kristinus Wine Estate which ensures for our festivals quality wine for this year and next,” said Tamás Kádár, CEO of Sziget Ltd

Kristinus will also be present at the festivals with it’s brand-new mobile wine bar, bringing the finest Balaton moments through its wines to the festival crowds. The Sziget Cuvées also went on sale in all 49 Borháló wine shops around the country at the end of July 2017, bringing the festival-feeling to everyone.

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