Günzer Winery

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The "Günzer family" was involved in vine-growing in the Villány area through several generations, both for own consumption and for marketing. Günzer Zoltán has started his family wine business in 1993, on a plantation of 0.5 ha yielding 1500 bottles per year. Technology and philosophy were focused from start to sales of bottled wine. Plantation of new surfaces was started in 1998, and presently has resulted in a total area of 20 ha. Investments in technology were started in 2001 and are still continued, as really good wines require both grapes of excellent quality and technological perfection. We try to make best use of the natural values of our vineyards, attention given to local particularities. In our belief, family businesses are optimal, because one is strongly bound to all work phases and the products.


The origin of viticulture in Villány probably dates back to the Celts, but has been proven to date back to the Romans. The altar stone from Roman times excavated on the slope of the Szársomlyó Mountain documents a vineyard area of ​​50 ha. During the Turkish occupation (1541-1699), the Turks settled Slavs and Serbs in the completely depopulated Villány region, bringing with them the Kadarka wine and the mash fermentation red wine production technology. From the 17th century, mainly Germans were settled here, who also the grape variety "Portugieser", d. H. "Kékoportó", have brought. The German name of the fields on the Villányer mountain side comes from the settling Swabian winegrowers, because of their form, specificity or the legends associated with them:

The Jammer Valley corridor was named after the Battle of Nagyharsány in 1687. Legend has it that the misery of the Turks in the mountains continued for weeks after the victory of the imperial armies. The name of the corridor "Ördögárok" (devil's ditch) refers to a legend from Nagyharsány, according to which the devil himself has pulled the ditch between the mountains as a furrow. The Kopár corridor lies furthest to the west in Villány. It is completely protected from the north, a growing area with an extremely favorable climate. The soil is getting thinner and thinner from the bottom of the mountain. The traditional wines are Kadarka, Portugieser (kékoportó) and Blaufränkisch (kékfrankos). After the phylloxera disaster, French grape varieties (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) were also cultivated, from which the Sauska Cuvée 5 - 2009 was produced, which also won the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.