This scenery is the harmony of Nature and Man, this has been the homeland of vine and wines for decades, in which the fire of extinct volcanoes burns on.
Yes, this is the Valley of Volcanoes, where the soil and the sunshine, the water surface of the lake and the Mediterranean type of Climate, the love of local People towards vine and their professionalism, fiery, typical wines.
But as many slopes, hills and valleys, as many flavours, bouquets make our journey of exploration exciting in this corner of the northern shore of Lake Balaton, in the Valley of Volcanoes.
The basalt, the sandstone and Lake Balaton are all different, but still they give unique characteristics to the wine, the acids accommodate harmoniously to alcohol and natural sugar content. Sometimes the special climate causes the development of the “noble rot”, so the gourmet wine friend can meet sweet wines as well. The Badacsony Wine Region is a so-called “white wine” region, the most widespread grapes are: Olaszrizling can be found on all wine slopes and settlements of the wine region.
The other outstanding wine of the region is the Grey Friar of Badacsony (badacsonyi Szürkebarát), which was brought by French friars to this region. The most famous wine is the Kéknyelű (Bluestem), which is grown only here in Hungary. Kéknyelű can be recognized by its spicy, mineral character and its bouquet reminding basalt stone. Other determining types of wines are: Muscat Ottonel, Riesling, Rizlingszilváni, Tramini, Zeus, Rózsakő, Vulcanus.