The village Erdobenye has 1600 inhabitants and is located 20 km from the town of Tokaj in Northern Hungary. It lies in a valley surrounded by mountains and vineyards, in the middle of the famous wine-region Tokaj-Hegyalja, in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County.
The village is one of the centres for wine-production in this region. There are more cellars in the village, where the regional wines can be tasted. As the well-known old saying tells us: Good wine, like Tokaj Aszu, needs a good wine-cask too, which is why the profession of cooper has a long tradition in this region. The coopers of Erdobenye are the only ones in the world who have preserved the tradition of the dance of the coopers, which has been handed down from father to Son, and which they perform every summer at the Festival of Coopers.
This region attracts not only lovers of wine, but also lovers of nature. Because of clear air and low pollution, this region is a climatic health resort and is a centre for taking excursions. A valley called Aranyosi-volgy in the nature conservation area near the village is a paradise for tourists and bikers. In the towns of Boldogkovaralja, Sarospatak, Szerencs, Fuzer, Regec, castles and castle ruins stand as testament to the rich history of the area. The two rivers, Tisza and Bodrog meet here. River Bodrog is home to different kinds of water-sports. Hunting and adventurous pursuits happen in the forests of Zemplen Mountains.