Istvándy Winery

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They farm a total of 40 hectares with an excellent variety composition. The three main varieties of the Badacsony wine region, Riesling, Kéknyelű, Szürkebarát, are becoming more and more popular among wine lovers. The new plantations are umbrella shape cultivated with a row spacing of 2.4–2.8 m and a spacing of 0.6–0.8 m. Their vineyards are located in the embrace of Badacsony, Gulács, Csobánc and Tóti Hill. The sight of the Witness Mountains, which stand out from the water of Lake Balaton, justifies the wise saying that this place was created by God for wine production. The most important grape varieties of the wine region: Italian Riesling, Szürkebarát, Ottonel Muskotály, Kéknyelű, Rhine Riesling, Rizlingszilváni, Chardonnay, Zöld Veltelíni, Tramini, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Buda Zöld, Rózsakő, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Pinot Noir.


The Badacsony wine-growing area stretches along the north shore of Lake Balaton in the vicinity of the Badacsony mountain, which is of volcanic origin. The emerging basaltic lava deposited on the earth's surface at that time, namely the sediment of the Pannonian Sea, thus protecting it from the destructive power of the following millions of years and formed the outstanding out of the plane magnificent basalt cones, which are called witness mountains. These slopes are considered since Roman times, more precisely since the reign of Emperor Probus, as vineyards of excellent quality; from the 3rd century. The Vinea Pannoniae Nobilis Districtus is one of the oldest denominations of origin in Europe. In the Middle Ages, most of the vineyards came into the possession of the church. The Badacsonyer wormwood acquired in the 18.-19. Century. a reputation comparable to the Tokaj.

The wines of the Badacsony are typically full-bodied, fiery and tasty. Traditional winemaking and aging in barrels are characteristic of the area. Due to the proximity of Lake Balaton, the southern plains also enjoy the light reflected from the water surface, creating a reasonably favorable microclimate.

The Welschriesling makes the largest contribution in terms of quantity; in good vintages it can mature longer on the vine and be sold as a "szemelt rizling" (Riesling Riesling). On larger areas are still the grape varieties Szürkebarat, Traminer, Muscat Ottonel, Riesling and Chardonnay to find. The Kéknyelű, a wine once typical of the region, has declined sharply in the 1980s due to frost damage, but is now experiencing a renaissance and will soon become a figurehead among the Badacsony wines.