Konyári Winery

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The winery Konyári is perhaps the best known and most recognized winery in the region of South Balaton, which is also the 2008 WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR. The family business started in 1999 on an area of ​​one and a half hectares, which has now been extended to 40 hectares. In the processing, the gravitational technique is used. The vine coming from above passes through the entire processing process only by its own weight without pumps. The red wines are matured in small oak barrels in 1757 cellar with brick vault, which is considered the pearl of the winery, in addition, a new wine cellar is used in the modern and traditional technologies live together harmoniously, since there in addition to the acid-resistant stainless steel tanks and the pounding used wooden tubs and chunks are found.

Perhaps only a few know that the former name of the town Balatonlelle with one of the most popular and internationally awarded wines of János Konyári, the Sigillum Loliense, which means "Seal of Lelle", is born into the world. This is a reference to the 1760 designed and formerly used by the rural town seal of Lelle, whose main motive was already a vine at that time. The well-known, abbreviated name of the wine Loliense thus proclaims the former name of the village itself.


One of the most beautiful landscapes in Hungary is the wine-growing region of South Balaton, where the Celts and Romans cultivated vines and made wine. The Somogy county was given its coat of arms in 1498 by King Vladislav II. In the center of the coat of arms you can see an arm with a grape. The helmeted arm represents the numerous battles and victories over the enemies. The left hand, which raises the vine branches, (in the right hand one should imagine the weapon) represents the fertility of the earth and the richness of vines and wine. According to the deed of donation, there is so much wine in this county that it thereby among the richest counties of the country counts. After one and a half centuries of Ottoman rule, the newly recovering wineries were destroyed by phylloxera. Only after the epidemic did the winegrowing on the former Festetics estate and on the acreage of the Benedictine abbey of Tihany revive again. The proximity of Lake Balaton also has a favorable effect on the balanced climate, as the shallow water on the south bank quickly becomes warm, thus creating an optimal microclimate.

These are excellent conditions for the production of light, harmonious muscat wines and cults and other white wines. There are also white varieties, which are suitable for the production of the now quite popular light, elegant, fruity-smelling wines and sparkling wines. In the case of red wines, the winegrowing area is more suitable for the production of wines with fruity notes and aromas typical of Burgundy. Cultivated red grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Blaufränkisch. The red wines are also characterized by their beautiful acids and scents, less by astringency or body.