The story of Somlói Vándor is a simple tale of dreams coming true through grit and perseverance.
I used to be a winemaker at a famous winery in Eger, with a small vineyard in Somló for my own enjoyment. However, by 2014, I felt the need to own my own business so I moved to Somló full time. Relying on some old friends and new connections, I bought an old house with a cellar downstairs. That small vineyard and that little house are now a 12 acre operation with parcels on all four sides of Somló Hill. And although two of five vintages so far were weather-challenged, vineyard tours are now booked every weekend as Hungarian tastemakers discover my unique wines produced in Hungary’s tiniest DOC. I believe in Somló, in hard work, and that ultimately all things end well if you put your very best effort into what you do – every step of the way. “Vándor” is Hungarian for wanderer, and I could not be happier that fate had me wander to Hungary’s smallest and loveliest DOC.
Annual Production: 700 cases, 150 of which being Furmint
Personal take on Furmint:
“Furmint mirrors all of Somló. It reflects, very simply and purely, how our beloved volcanic soil enriches its flavor profile.”
Address: hrsz 2606, Somlószőlős Szőlőhegy, 8483, Hungary
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