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South- Lake Balaton – New Wine Day – Kéthelyi Kristinus Wine Estate

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The invited guests and the general public had the pleasure to taste a total of 16 wines brought from exquisite wine cellar at the conference hall of Kéthelyi Kristinus Wine Estate. The organizers pointed out the day to arrange the „New Wine Day” on the St. Marton’s Day.

The South Balaton wine flavors within the specific features of excellent fruity red wines, fresh white wines, rosé of and sparkling wine awareness strives to „Wine Trail – South Lake Balaton Association” whose members are not only residents at the South Lake Balaton … Hungarians call the area … “Hungarian Sea” are not only inviting visitors in the summer season, but from the Fall to the Spring to recharge and enjoy the local flavors at the charming wine cellars.

Dénes Gádor – chairman of the South-Balaton Wine Route Association said: Q.: “The wineries are joining forces to give the basis to work together to reach the shores of Lake Balaton the truly wines – their best showing the truly wines the region. Fortunately, the unity between the wine-makers and the gastronomy representatives are getting closer in sharing this idea.” The wineries at the South Lake Balaton agreed that in addition to the popularity of the cellars during the summer season it is important to keep life going by visiting these cellars open throughout the cooler season, and int he meantime enjoy the recreational opportunities which are becoming increasingly popular as a gastronomic tourism.

„The Lake reflect the rays of the sun, the soil and the hills from way back in the historical times also was as an excellent wine-growing areas. Over the past decades the mistakes of the former large-scale farming eliminating excellent wine makers started to flourish again in the wine culture in South Lake Balaton. Within the framework of the association of wineries together, helping each other’s work, and happy to say the general public know these wines are produced at the Southern Area of Lake Balaton. We became an adult in a new generation that experiences further developing the predecessors to modern trends also shows, and as a result, more and more of our wines gain recognition outside of the region” said by Ferenc Bujdosó – president of the County Council Balatonboglári Mountain.

Flórian Zaruba – managing director of hospitality Kristinus Wine Estate welcoming speech said that the lake has always been tourism and the relationship with the rest of the world said. The Balaton wine-making traditions, the association’s professional work and collaboration together helps ensure internationally competitive quality.

The event was under the patronage – Attila József Moring – MP, who summed up the event’s mission Q.: “Today there is much more to the lake as a summer tourist destination. important region, which is one of the most attractive wines being sold in the cultural, culinary and economic sense. The events like today also underscore that role. “

After presentations and tasting through the wide scale of selected delicious wines presented by 16 wine makers, also had a „moment” having a chat with the wine makers in particular of this year’s harvest results and their satisfaction to their best wines. Was told that this year around 25% of some vineyards suffered from the unexpected bad weather condition… the scattered frosts was to blame. So after all, at some vineyards were by measure less to harvest than expected, but some wine makers were still satisfied.

At the event debut wineries were: Bujdosó Winery, Buzás Vineyards,  Dézsma cellar, Garamvári Vineyards, Hujber Cellar, IKON winery, Katona Winehouse, Kislaki Wine Manufactory, Konyári Winery, Kristinus Wine Estate, Öregbaglas Vineyards, Pötyi Winery, Pócz Winery, Rádpuszta Vineyards, Várszegi Winery , Veszprém Winery.

The South  Lake Balaton wine flavors within the specific features of excellent fruity red wines, fresh white wines, rosé of and sparkling wine awareness strives to „Wine Trail in South Lake Balaton Association” whose members are not only residents at  this area, a.k.a.  „Hungarian Sea” …  this is how the Hungarians call the sweet water lake …  are not only having open doors in inviting visitors only in the summertime, but from the Fall to Spring as to recharge and enjoy the traditions, also visiting the charming wine cellars, their excellent gastronomy and all what takes to “Welcome Tourism.”

Getting close to the end of the year, maybe just good in time to keep in mind where to arrange recharge meetings with friend and/or family as to enjoy the huge collection of the Southern Lake Balaton wines at the local winemakers and cellars wineries.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

XXIII. Wine-Week Award Ceremony at Balatonlelle – 2015.

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Rolling along at South Lake Balaton  – Wine … Wine … Wine … XXIII. Wineweek  

Award Ceremony at and along the boardwalk of Balatonlelle – Hungary!

Event shoot-off daily until 11 p.m. from August, 1.throughout August, 9. 2015.

Admission free of charge, food and drinks payment cash only.

At then opening ceremony were present professionals from the tourism, wine professionals and the outstanding local representatives gastronomic … including Ramona Biró – Wine Queen 2014, István Kenéz – major of Balatonlelle, Miklós Mészaros – major of Balatonboglár, József Pócz – President of Balatonlelle hill-community.

József Pócz – President hill-community Balatonlelle said at the opening ceremony Q: „Here at Balatonlelle the wineweek is held for the 23rd. occasion. This year 18 wineries are present and offers a great selection of 151 different wines. Wines are from over 10 to 20 hectares producing 1,000 hectoliters of wine. Szőlőgyörök settlement has small and medium-sized wineries.  The year 2014 was not the pamper for the wine producers, but from the smallest wine producers – who for their own prepare wine and share with their friends and companies – up to the BB champagne wines were all present. Over a week will be not just about the wine … every night offers a color line of programs: So beside tasting the local rich fruity wines, entertainment awaits the visitors the watching local folklore style dancing, gypsy music ( visitors may step-up the stage and sing-a-ling together with the group the folk songs, there will be a bit of rock and jazz concerts, gastronomic flavors, strolling around the Handicraft Market, not to mention, relaxing … watching the world go by, sailing through the summer breeze, pop on a boat cruise around the Lake Balaton. What more is needed spending time-out at Balaton’s summer festival season!

Ferenc Bujdosó – Board Chairman of the Wine Region Balatonboglár said. Q: “We tried to create a similar objective judging method accordingly in use at the act of  internationally level,  whereas the wine judges do not sit together at a large table, but back-to-back and  are individually testing the wines. This was the first time the international method has been implemented into the competition,  which was at first was a bit strange for the judges.”

There were selected four committees said János Mayer –  Chief president  – Badacsonyi Research Institute. After the wines were judged, thenafter asked by the past three year’s “Wine of the Year” wine maker winners: Bence Gamamvári, Otto Konyári, Leigli  to selected the three best white, red, sparkling wines.

From the 131 wines  entering the competition, winning awards were given to 30 wine makers, such as: AK – AK Winery Ltd., Balla Winery, BB, Bujdosó Winery, Buzás Vineyard, Buzássy Winery, Chapell Hill, Tithe Cellar, Fáncsi Hegyi Cellar, Garamvári Vineyards (4 gold), Gutman Wine Cellar, Hujber Cellar, Icon Winery, Kalász Winery, Katona Wine-House, Kislaki-Légi Géza, Koltai Winery, Konyári Winery, Légli Vineyards, Miklós Cellar, Németh Winery, Országh Cellar, Podmaniczky Winery, Pócz Winery, Rádpuszta Winery ,St. Anne’s Winery, Szentpály Winery, St. Anne Winery, Szentpály Winery, St. Kristóf Cellars, Topos Cellar, Trunkó Cellar, Veszprém Cellar.

Two of the wine competitors wines recieved big Gold medalist, 31 Gold medal and a couple of wines received the Bronze title award. Only a 1-2 wines had to be ruled out because of error. An independent commission came over from different parts of country’s wine regions … eg. Szekszárd, Vilány and the young adult generation participated in judging as well. After the regional testing ended the local committee judging took place.

In addition to the locally made wines need not have to say too much to keep in mind, must-is-a-must not to leave before not having to taste of the delicious dishes such as the buffalo gulyás which is cooked with 35 kgs. buffalo meat boiling in 80 liters of water and of cause the additional veggies and the Hungarian noddle won’t be missing.

Being on holiday or just dropping over  for a day or two to the region of South Lake Balaton, enjoying the sights-sound-food-wines  at Balatonlelle during the wine week is worthwhile to think it over before it ends 11 p.m. on August, 9. 2015.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter