Heumann Winery (CH)

Weingut Heumann Villany

HEUMANN Winery

""We are a Swiss - German couple with a love for wine. In 1995 we had the opportunity to lease a vineyard in the Villány region of Hungary, which was then 40 years old, with Blue Portuguese grapes. This laid the foundation stone for our winery. Originally intended only as a leisure activity, quantity, ambition and above all quality have increased. The decision to make wine not only as a hobby in leisure time but to produce it professionally was only the logical consequence. Step by step we replanted vineyards, built a wine cellar and equipped it with the necessary equipment".

Villány

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.