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Balaton Wine Regions

Balaton Wine Regions

Badacsony Wine Region: The volcanic hills on the northern shore, the most eye-catching being the table-shaped Badacsony, are famous for their refreshing white wines and breathtaking views. The rich, volcanic soil is perfect for growing wine. Balatonboglár Wine Region: The whites and champagne dominate in this region, the red grapes popularity has been increasing recently, especially Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Balatonfüred-Csopak Wine Region: The area around Balatonfüred and the nearby village of Csopak, is famed for crisp and dry white wines, but this wine region produces quality red wines, such as Merlot and Cabernet as well. It is worth visiting the wine regions during the harvest season. Almost every settlements celebrate the harvest and organise programs, the most popular event in this period is the Badacsony Harvest, which is held in every September.
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Balaton Uplands National Park

Balaton Uplands National Park

The area of 56 997 hectares of the Balaton Uplands National Park mainly consists of these six landscape protection areas: Kis-Balaton, Keszthely Hills, Tapolca Basin, Káli Basin, Pécsely Basin and Tihany Peninsula. Among its regions Kis-Balaton is also protected by the international Ramsar Convention, serving the protection of wetland habitats. Tihany Peninsula – as a recognition of its outstanding geological values and the work of nature conservation in that region – was awarded of European Diploma in 2003. The Natura 2000 areas, covering partly the National Park and going beyond its area ensure the possibility of the conservation of habitats, plant and animal species which are of European importance. The initiative of Bakony–Balaton Geopark – the area of which covers partly the National Park – sets the aim of interpreting the geological, natural and cultural values and awakening the consciousness of their social significance. The Bakony–Balaton Geopark became member of the European Geoparks Network and the Global Geoparks Network – assisted by UNESCO in 2012.
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