Sebestyén Winery

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Sebestyén

The Sebestyen winery was established in 1998 and is well situated in the Szekszard region, one of Hungary’s best winemaking areas thanks to its ideal climate, and one of the oldest too, boasting a wine-growing history that dates as far back as Roman times. The family-run Sebestyen winery produces high quality wines by following the highest production standards, with a strict yield limitation system and selection of only the best grapes for harvesting. They combine ancient traditions with the latest technology, and utilise their knowledge of exactly which grapes thrive exceptionally well in the local terroir to offer a delightful selection of red and white wines from both national and international varieties.

Szekszárd

The winegrowing area is located in the southwest of Hungary not far from the border with Croatia. It is one of the oldest and best in the country and is often referred to as "Bordeaux of Hungary", because excellent red wines are pressed here. In the 19th century, the red wine from the Kadarka grape was exported to many European countries. Great lovers of it were, for example, the composer Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886), who visited the area several times and Pope Pius IX. (1792-1878). The pope said that the wine preserves his health and his spirit. Here, the only area besides Eger is the traditional red wine Bullblood (Bikavér). The continental climate is characterized by dry summers with plenty of sunshine and strong winds and long, mild winters. The vineyards on loess soil cover 2,300 hectares. The most important varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Kadarka, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Merlot, Olaszrizling (Welschriesling) and Sauvignon Blanc.