Hungarian vineries and wine production are well-known and recognised around the world - although admittedly the industry has lost its shine somewhat lately. The Villanyi wine region helped a great deal to get this status back. Here you can read about these efforts and why Villany is the ultimate Hungarian wine region.
The Villany and Siklos wine regions
Many wine professional and producer moved to these regions, as the areas sub-Mediterranean climate is excellent for grape planting and growing, thus for large volume wine production. The town of Villany and Siklos equals to vineyards and wine production – whereas Villany is known for its red wines, Siklos is famous of its white wines.
Wines of the region
Villany’s signature red wines are easily recognised by their full bodied, dark ruby colours that are bursting with flavours and aromas. Most of them have higher than usual alcohol and tannin content. Among the several popular grape varieties – such as the Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Portugeiser – you can find unique Hungarian grapes and their wines, such as the Kadarka or Kekfrankos.
Siklos’ white wines are beautifully flowery and unique, mainly consisting Riesling, Muscat and Gewurtztraminer grape varieties.
Gere, Gunzer, Sauska and Polgar vineyards are the definite leaders of the regions – their name and products equal to fine wines and excellent qualities. These vineyards are known and recognised worldwide and have won several awards on wine contest, gaining appreciation and credit for their producers. There is a lot more to be seen – if you have passion for wines, or you prefer drinking them rather than swirling the wine in a glass, then discover this charming area of Hungary!