General description for Wine and gastronomy in three countries
The mixture of different traditional cuisines, specific to the ethnicities which have peacefully cohabited in this region for hundreds of years made the cuisine from Banat one of the most varied cuisines of the world.
Day 1 – Romanian Wine (50 km)
Meeting with the guide and then we will embark on the tour bus to go to the Recas vinery, one of the most famous in Romania. There we will visit the vineyard where the viticulture technology will be explained, the winery, the cellars where the wine ennobling process in barrels will be explained as well as the the conservation of bottled wines in the vinoteque. The highlight of the tour will be the wine tasting in the cellars followed by an indulging lunch in the same location.
The afternoon is dedicated to a tranquil stroll through the historic centre of Timişoara. We shall visit the Union Square, the most bourgeois area of Timişoara, where the eighteen hundred architecture that has given the city the surname “little Vienna” can be admired. The other two important squares of the city centre are Liberty Square and Victory Square, the latter, renowned for the dramatic anticommunist revolution of 1989.
Dinner and Wine at the famous Enoteca in Timişoara. Acommodation in Timisoara.
Day 2 – Serbian Wine (280km)
After breakfast we will embark on the tour bus and head for Zrenjanin, for a rather quick pass-thought the beautiful boulevard like city centre, King Alexandr I – the city hall, the court house, the small bridge. The next city is Novi Sad, where we will visit the Petrovaradin Fortress inside-out and have a wine tasting session followed by lunch in the Stari Grad neighbourhood of the fortress.
In the late afternoon we shall have a stroll through the downtown of Subotica. Accommodation and dinner in Szeged.
Day 3 – Hungarian wine (160 km)
After breakfast we will walk through the historic centre of Szeged, the Szeceny square, with its magnificent town hall, than onwards to the pedestrian area dominated by the Mediterranian-inspired Klauzal square. An adjacent square is the Dom Square, where the 4th larges building in Hungary, the Votive Church is located.
Wine tasting session and lunch shall take place in the small border town of Mako. In the afternoon there might be a couple of hours to spare at the newly modernised local spa.
The late afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of the Miniş – Măderat vinery (Romania), where the wine tasting session will include the famous unique Cadarca, a local sortiment. The return trip will also pass through another small wine production village – Păuliş.
The return trip will pass through Lipova, a famous spa resort, and late in the evening we shall return to Timişoara.