Wineries and spirit destilleries

  • The Figula Family Winery

    Figula János & Mihály

    They won numerous prizes at prestigious national and international competitions, for example in Bordeaux, Bruxelles or Paris resulted by scrupulous professional work. Mihály Figula was recognized for his achievements as the 'Winemaker of the Year' in 2000, which is the highest title given Hungary. The sommelier of the winery is András Köles, a national sommelier champion, who won the title of Demi-Finaliste Trophée Ruinart Meilleur Sommelier D'Europe in 2002. The Figula Family is a member of the Hungarian Wine Academy. The great-grandfather was regarded as one of the most celebrated winemakers of Balatonfüred in the 19th century, so he made the later generations committed .

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  • Pannonhalma Winery

    Illés Tamás & Liptai Zsolt

    The world-famous Pannonhalma winery won several medals by the judges of International Wine Challenge in London in 2014 . You can be their professional sommelier’s guest and taste Pannonhalma’s 7 best wines by our program . Pannonhalma winery achieved the award of “Winery of the year” in 2010. Without exception, our varietal wines (Tramini, Rajnai Rizling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir) bear the marks of the terroir, thus showing interesting and exciting samples in the world-wide range made of internationally known grape varieties, while our winery also aims at offering unique blends (St. Martinus, Tricollis, Hemina, Infusio) reflecting its peculiarity and message in an authentic way.

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  • Istvándy Winery, Badacsony

    Istvándy family

    As if you entered The Perfect Scene in a film to arrive a Perfect Lordship in the country. Charming little Press-hous is in the middle of their vineyards, Hungarian grey cattle are grazing on the fields, and below the shiny surface of Lake Balaton. As you take the road curving up the hill, you glimpse a house right at the edge of a forest. The Istvándy family has been making wine for 200 years. Gergely represents the youngest generation. Even as a small child, on the weekends he was always involved in the work in and around the vineyard and the wine cellar. ’Istvándy Hárslevelű’ has been included in the selection of premium wines offered to diplomats, exclusive guests of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ’Bizsergés’ (’Prickle’) won first prize in the national competition of young talents in winemaking in 2014.

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  • Dobosi Organic Winery

    Dobosi family

    The Dobosi Organic Winery is 300 years old family business that was established in the early 1700s, in the picturesque small town of Szentantalfa, which is located 5 kilometers from Lake Balaton. The nearly three-century year old grape growing tradition has been passed down from father to son. Among their 22 prizes from last 3 years we highlight the Gold awards of 2013: VinAgora International Competition - Gold medal Bio Szürkebarát-Tramini 2009 The best new wine of the year in Hungary - Gold medal Bio Sauvignon Blanc 2013 National wine competition of Rose - GOLD medal Bio Kékfrankos Rosé 2013

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  • Lavender Winery

    Winemaker Ernő Jakab believes in the power of music. Since he has read a book about vibrations written by a Japanese professor, Masaru Emoto PhD, he has been playing classical music for his fermenting wines. Day and night, classical music fills the cellar, having beneficial effect for the crystals in the fluids. His vineyard of a picturesque location offers a breath-taking view of the glimmering surface of Lake Balaton and Tihany Peninsula. Vine-stocks of olaszrizling (Riesling), juhfark (Sheep's tail), chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon grow here. His wines are made according to the traditional winemaking guidelines and methods. Four wines have won silver medals at the International Wine Competition of Vienna. A roasted dinner in a charming outdoor oven and lavender fields around the mansion provide even more unforgettable evening here.

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  • The Original Pálinka

    The National Spirits of Hungary

    What is Pálinka? Pálinka manufacturing has been regulated recently by the Act on Pálinka (2008) , which declares, that pálinka can only be distillated from pure fruit grown in Hungary, the fruit content must be 100%, which means that no extra alcohol or other colouring, flavouring or sweetenings are added, and the alcohol content is minimum 40 % and up. (50-60 % ) About best way of consuming: In the flavour of a good pálinka anyone can always identify the taste of the fruit it was made of, without doubt. Pálinka is best consumed at 18-20 °C because the fine taste of the fruits can be best enjoyed at this temperature, especially if served in a tulip-shaped glass (wide at the bottom and narrow at the rim), which leads the smell to the nose. Slowly sipping and tasting it brings real pleasure! The climate of Hungary is especially favourable for growing fruit like apricot, plums, cherries, sour-cherry, strawberries, rapsberry , grapes and pears which are the most popular types of Palinka. Explore the land of Pálinka and taste the Hungarian valour!

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  • Tokaji Wines

    Tokaji

    Last, but not least about the most famous Hungarian wine : This is the world-famous naturally sweet, topaz-colored dessert wine known throughout the English-speaking world as Tokay.
 Tokaji has got a renown: Vinum Regum Rex Vinorum (The Wine of Kings, the King of Wines ) The Tokaji Aszú made from grapes affected by noble rot, harvested in November, December or January, contain a mixture of furmint, honey, nut, yeasty bread crust, yellow melon, apricots and peach aromas with a very long aftertaste. It is not a liquer wine as many imagine and is not a fortified wine, such as Port, Marsala or Madeira wines. On the contrary, Aszú is a naturally sweet wine. Tokaji is the name of the wines from the region of Tokaj-Hegyalja in North-East Hungary.

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