About 150 kilometers south of Budapest a small winegrowing region of only about 2.700 hectares, has made the news for some time now with its high standard red wines. The area surrounding the city of Szekszárd with its 36.000 inhabitants is mostly famous in Hungary for its strong wines made of Kékfránkos, the indigenous and spicy variety Kadarka, as well as Cabernet, Merlot and some remarkable red Cuvées. “Bikaver” which was formerly known as “Bull’s blood” has undergone a change in image and quality over the past few years and convinces nowadays with extensive aromas and complex palate impressions.
In 2004 (Ferenc Takler) and 2011 (Peter Vida) two winemakers from Szekszárd have been awarded „winemaker of the year“ in Hungary and also in 2011 Zoltán Heimann Sen. was given the „Art Vinum“-award for European wine culture in Stuttgart/Germany. At ProWein in Düsseldorf nine winemakers from Szekszárd introduce themselves to an expert audience for the first time under the name “Szekszárd Winemakers Guild“ in hall 6, booth C50.
The renowned wine journalist and Hungary connoisseur Rudolf Knoll will introduce his selection of the best red wines from Szeskzárd at two commented tastings. Titled “Szekszárd: Hungary’s new red wine discovery“, the tastings will take place at the following times in the forum of hall 7.1: Sunday, March 24, 10.00 – 10.45 am and Tuesday, March 26, 11.00 – 11.45 am. The winemakers of Bodri Pincészet, Dúszi Tamás Pincészete, Eszterbauer Kft., Heimann Családi Birtok, Mészáros Borház, Schieber Pincészet, Szeleshát Szölöbirtok, Takler Pince and Vida Családi Borbirtok will be there to answer questions.
For more information about Szekszárd Winemakers Guild: www.szekszard-wein.de