Villány is one of Hungary’s top wine regions, known for its reds and rosés. Hungary’s most southern wine region has long and hot summers with abundant sunshine, followed by a mild winter. Thanks to this sub-Mediterranean climate wines from Villány are full-bodied and spicy and of the highest quality. The majority of Hungary’s award-winning wines are produced in the Villány region. According to archeological finds winemaking traditions in the region can be traced back to Roman times.
Portugieser is a key player in Villány along with the ‘Bordeaux varieties’ like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Zweigelt, Kadarka and Pinot Noir vines are also planted here.
Rosé, Portugieser, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Frank, Kékfrankos, Merlot, and several Cuvées
The Villány region is popular with wine tourism. Most wine cellars are located on a wine route in close proximity to each other. They are open for wine tasting and some wineries, like Bock and Gere, offer accommodation. Nearby sights include the city of Pécs, the thermal baths in Harkány, the medieval castle in Siklós and the church in Máriagyűd, a popular place of pilgrimage.
Getting there from Budapest
Villány is about a three-hour drive from Budapest. Take highway M6. Buses leave from the Népliget bus terminal and the ride takes a little less than four hours.