Varga Winery

Varga Winery Badacsony  - ungarische weine - vins hongrois

VARGA WINERY

The Varga family winery is located at the foot of the Badacsonyörs hill, in a beautiful natural environment surrounded by Lake Balaton and the mountains, in a 5.6-hectare park with ancient trees. It is Hungary's market-leading winery, where guests can learn about the mysteries of traditional and modern wine and champagne making, with tasting Badacsony wine specialties such as Rózsakő, Kéknyelű or the late-harvest Olaszrizling.

Badacsony

The Badacsony wine region was named after the Badacsony, which "witnesses" the reunion of man and nature through over two thousand years of wine culture. The vineyards on the side of the Badacsony, which dips into the Balaton like a peninsula, ripen their grape bunches in the sub- Mediterranean type of microclimate. The tempering effect of the water mass of the Lake Balaton, the retentive heat in the basalt cap of the mountain, the reflection of the sunrays from the water surface onto the mountainside and the most intensive sun radiation in the country, guarantee an unequalled high must degree, even in the most unfavourable years, and the full-bodied character, taste and bouquet of the wines.

Few people know the health-preserving effect that the wine from grapes grown on the side on the Badacsony have, and within that the Kéknyelű due to an outstandingly high potassium content or the Badacsony Italian Riesling due to a high magnesium content, their growers could even be entitled to call them medicinal wines. In the thousand-year history of Badacsony viticulture the Kéknyelű has claimed the highest rank. The Kéknyelű is the most commonly known type of the Badacsony, its name has become one with the name of the region, its fame is also well known outside of Hungary. Suiting special tastes this character wine can justly be considered to be the "flagbearing" wine of the Badacsony. Whilst it is grown world-over the Szürkebarát can also be considered a landscape variety due to its unique quality when produced here. For this reason the Badacsony Szürkebarát is not just one of the long line of "Pinot Gris" wines but is a unique wine speciality, which bears the unique local characteristics within it. The excellent characteristics of the Olaszrizling (Italian Riesling) can perhaps be best enhanced in the microclimate of Badacsony.

The saying about it goes "it is like a good wife, it does not shine, does not glisten, but is good to live with". This variety has in fact contradicted the saying, because here it does "shine and glisten" . This is verified by the successes achieved at wine contests with extraordinary quality late harvested fortified wine and ice-wine entries made from Olaszrizling.