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The competitors for the nominated five top rated wine-markers were:

Károly Áts– vineyards of Tokaj

Tamás Dúzsi – vineyards of Szekszárd

Éva Dignisz Gálné –  vineyards of Kiskunság

Zoltán Heimann – vineyards of Szekszárd

Péter Vida  –  vineyards of Szekszárd

Around noon time of December, 2 a press conference was called for the announcement of the winner of the year’s wine held by the Hungarian Wine Academy.

(The Hungarian Wine Academy was founded in 1992. It is a social organization and was developed to serve and represent the Hungarian wines.)

From all over the country all styles of wine makers sent their wines to be judged by some wine experts and  8000 on-line voters shared their votes.

The judging panel was looking for the taste of the year. Picking the winners was no easy feat was to find the wine with imagination. The judge committee finally managed to narrow the contenders competition for the best Hungarian wine of the year 2011. The competitions were from significant vineyards growing regions around Hungary.

The winner of this year’s best wine producer was Mr. Péter Vida, the owner of the Family Wine Estates. In 1995, he decided to establish his own company. His main wines are the tastes of Cabernet franc, Merlot, Zweigelt. Mr. Péter Vida series of wines are under the name of  La Vida that has already a  number of international recognition. You don’t survive for more than 16 years without being good, and frankly, this is all you could ever want  to wish from a winemaker.

At the award ceremony beside the invited competitors, the press  and media was present and could go through tasting the selection of wines of the 5 top nominated wines by-the-glass.

The award was not just for a wine of excellent quality, but mainly for the recognition of the winemaker’s outstanding performance by  producing excellent wines in constant quality.

Upon receiving the recognition to be the years’ best wine-marker Mr. Péter Vida said the following: ” The wine can not be compared to anything. It is a divine miracle of our world’s living nature and the victory for all mankind.”

The area of Szekszárd has been one of the most ground-breaking vineyards in the country. Since the  announcement of this year’s award winner reached the city of Szekszárd , the whole city is constantly in the mood of celebrating their wines.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 05/12/2011 at 09:20

    La Vida wines are yet to arrive in this country but I hope that is only a temporary situation…..Australia is becoming very knowledgeable about wine and needs an introduction of global influence to advance in their line of thought and presentation of product…..Thanks again and bottoms up…..Chris

  2. Thank-you for your kind comment and yes there was several (5nominated) bottom-ups at the scene. Hope La Vida and the others will be rolling Downunder in the future and you can have a sip or two of each. My fav. was from the land of Tokaj! Best wishes from Budapest.

  3. Generally I do not read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you, quite great post.

    • Dear Wine Tips!
      I really appreciate when an expert shares his/her oppion. I am happy I could have come up with something that led ya to read on.
      Wishing ya the Best-of the-Best in the coming year 2012.
      Take Care … Aggie … the Reiter

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