Kreinbacher Winery

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József Kreinbacher founded his winery in 2002 and bought the first areas on the Schomlauer Berg. Since 2003, the vineyards are constantly replanted and further developed the viticulture and wine production operation in order to express the terroir as accurately as possible. They see it as their mission to represent the extraordinary abilities of Schomlau with the highest quality wines. The winery currently cultivates 40 hectares, harvests on another 20 hectares and produces 80,000 bottles a year.

Among the areas of the winery Kreinbacher include the excellent locations under the basalt organs. The main grape varieties are lamb's tail, Furmint, Welschriesling and Lindenblättriger. The wines are of excellent quality and are produced using state-of-the-art viticulture and production technology based on solid human resources. Countless national and international awards call her own.


Already in the Roman period on the Somlo Mountain one began to cultivate grape vines on economically significant scale. This wine-growing region became one of the most important wine regions of the country, that King Stephen I the Holy founded the Torna Creek a Benedictine monastery for nuns and gave the monastery the cultivation areas on the Schomlauer Berg. The Schomlauer Berg is a vineyard for white wines, the most common variety is the Welschriesling in addition to the typical Schomlauer varieties such as the lamb tail (juhfark), the Furmint (furmint), the linden leaves (hárslevelű) and the Traminer (tramini). According to experts, the lamb's tail can reach its highest quality in Schomlau alone, which is why it is considered the flagship of the wine-growing region.

The majority of wine consumers consider the lamb's tail as the wine for the wedding nights, which of course increases its popularity. This history goes back to the 18th century, the Schomlauer wines were indispensable ambrosia for the house Habsburg and the courtyards of the high nobility. She and the members of other European dynasties often drank Somlo wine to ensure the procreation of a boy and the preservation of her masculinity. The Somlo mountain was once an active volcano, it is covered with basalt and it often looks as if the vine grew out of the basalt directly. The black basalt absorbs the heat during the day and radiates it back evenly at night. Thus, the vines are constantly surrounded by heat, which exerts a favorable influence on the ripening of the grapes. The excellent nutrient medium and uniform heat created by the weathering of the mineral-rich basalt contribute to the uniqueness and quality of the Somlo wine.