About the Bock Winery
Winery features: Accommodation, Offers cellar visit, Winery is family friendly, Meeting space available, Tasting room, On a wine route, Wine shop, Open for wine tasting
Accommodation: 22 air-conditioned double rooms on site with free Wi-Fi, Spa & wellness facilities, play area for kids
Reservations: It's best to make an appointment a few days prior to your planned visit
The Bock family’s ancestors have been making wine for nine generations in the Villány region where they settled in the 18th century. The ancient family estate vineyard, located on a couple of hectares in the Jammertál slopes of the Villány Mountains, is where the history of the current winery begins. The vintner for the Bock Winery, József Bock, began making wine after his father passed away in 1981. Although he has been around grapes and wine making since 1958, he started his professional career as a winemaker in 1991. In 1994 he was honored as ‘Champion’ at the VinAgora International Wine Competition for his 1991 Bock Cuvée. This, his first achievement, was followed by numerous other national and international awards and recognitions, including ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 1997 and ‘Winery of the Year’ in 2007.
Today the Bock family (his daughter, son-in-law, son and wife are all involved in the business) grows grapes on 70 hectares of land spread out over 10 of the Villány Mountain’s most fertile slopes. Villány’s signature grape, the Portugieser, is grown in large quantities. Other varieties, like Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are also grown by the Bock Winery.
The Bock Winery is known for its award winning reds. Below is a selection of the most recommended vintages.
Bock Cuvée 2003, 2005, 2006
Bock's signature wine is a blend made from the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Merlot (10%).
Aging: 24 months in smaller sized, new oak barrels, followed by at least three years in the bottle.
Challenge International 2007 – Gold medal
Monde Selection 2007 – Silver medal
Citadelles du Vin 2007 – Trophée prestige
Rose Cuvée 2006, 2009
The Bock Rose Cuvée is produced by the controlled fermentation of must from Portugieser, Kékfrankos and Cabernet varieties grown on the slopes of the Villány Mountains. It has a salmon-like color with a pinkish hue and medium intensity.
Mondial du Rosé 2007 – Silver medal
Cabernet Franc Fekete-hegy Selection 2006
Grown on the Fekete-hegy slopes of the Villány Mountains, Cabernet Franc undergoes strict quantity control and is only produced in the best years. This wine has a garnet-red color and aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry. The palate is structured with fruit flavors and a hint of chocolate and tobacco.
Aging: Following fermentation it is aged in new barrique barrels for 24 months.
Challenge International 2009 – Gold medal
Monde Selection 2009 – Silver medal
Kékfrankos Fekete-hegy Selection 2006
The Kékfrankos Fekete-hegy Selection is a medium-bodied red wine grown on the Fekete-hegy slopes of the Villány Mountains under strict quantity control (35hl/ha). After the fermentation period in steel tanks the wine is aged in second-filling barrique barrels. It’s ruby red in color with hints of black cherry and cherry on the nose and mouth supplemented by a chocolaty aroma.
Aging: 14 months in second-filling barrique barrels
Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2008 – Silver medal
Capella is the Bock Winery’s own selection, only produced in the best years. This blend of Cabernet Franc (60%) from the Fekete-hegy slopes and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Merlot (10%) from the Jammertál slopes is aged in new oak-barrels. Full bodied with rich, intense aromas and a concentrated and full palate best characterize this wine.
Aging: 24 months in new oak-barrels.
Vinagora 2009 – Silver medal
Challenge International 2009 – Silver medal
Villány’s signature grape, the Portugieser, is bottled after fermentation and a few months of maturing in oak barrels. With its ruby red color and purple hue, velvety tannins, rich, fruit flavors, aromas of cherry and black cherry, the Portugieser is designed to be ready to drink young. It’s an easy going wine with low alcohol content and velvety tannins, perfect to accompany your everyday conversations.
Bock Wines in Restaurants
Bock Bistro - this restaurant is the creation of an award winning chef and József Bock, the celebrated vintner. Bock Bistro was awarded the “Bib Gourmand” qualification by Michelin Guide in March 2010. Bock wines are available in several hotels and restaurants.
Suggested retail prices for Bock wines range from HUF 1,400 to HUF 18,000
Bock Wines Abroad
Bock wines are available in England, Austria, the Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, Poland and the US.
Directions and Contact Info
Getting there: The winery is located on Batthyány Street, only a short walk (about 500 feet) from the main street in Villány.
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