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“A Glass of Wine” With Winemaker Endre Szászi @ Endre Szászi Jr.


Conservation beside “A Glass of Wine” with Endre Szászi and his son at the Scruton Pub – Budapest by Anna Demeter – Magazine Hungarian chronicle. Elder Szászi said they moved to the Szent György Mountain, cause the dream was to live in an environment the same way as the old winemakers are near to their wine yards, rise together with the grapes and go to bed with a glass of wine. At first he ran a wine shop at Szigliget and did not give up his wish and slowly came true, began with planting on 1.8 hectares around their house. His plan was to build an organic farm.
Kabócás(cicada )Italian Reisling grown on the Saint Antal  mountain aside near Szigliget. Szászi Jr. join him after felling in love with the nature soundings, there is something in the air which gives the Mediterranean feeling as when the semolina plays the leading role on the scene and he brought up a memorial as when the Titanic sank the musicians were the last to have leaf the ship, the semolina retiring for the winter. Their first success was followed a year later by the second one. Because of cicada was not harvested for 8 years long. The autumn rain and mist settle in and gave difficulty. The forest have had been cut out and vines have replaced the old ones. The breeze helped the plantation not to dry out but that was not all to be cheerful about cause then the wild boar appeared and caused a huge damage at the vines. Thereafter crops were harvested in 2015 and 2018.
Endre Szászi said, he believes in the wine is an imprint of the vintage and the secret to their wines lay where the soil is basalt. Added it is difficult to stay on the market without having your own plantations. So after his wine shop, bought grapes, made wine, came catering, and accommodation was already organically connected to this. Thereafter, small press houses were bought and the venue transformed into quarters bearing the hallmarks of village tourism.

The father said he won’t bother if his son will not follow process to growing grapes and be a winemaker, but if he stays as trade and marketing that will be just fine. At the vineyard the family members are the co-workers there is a good and bad to it. Closed the conversation with: “children have to keep in mind they do not inherit the “Golden Egg” but the hen needs to be taken care of.

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