Photo: Courtesy of Sue Korkis
…is a taste of ‘REAL HUNGARY’ with a chance to see wine press houses amongst the vineyards, the local apiary, houses hung with paprika and the passing horse and carts, Koppanyszanto almost feels like it’s part of a bygone age. It’s a short walk to the local shop or kocsma (pub)/pizzeria where we enjoy sharing a drink with the locals who have accepted us with such hospitality. There’s a playground, football field and stream for wearing out the kids or having a picnic. The church stand proud on the top of the hill overlooking the village and is definitely worth a visit. The local bus will take you to nearby Tamasi to wander round the Deer Park, explore the town or visit the Thermal Baths.
There are several villages festivals over the year where villagers come together and prepare food, eat, parade, dance, wear traditional outfits and drink wine. It is often possible to buy the wine direct from the farmers or the traditional hungarian palinka.