Takler Winery

A traditional family owned and operated winery in Szekszárd

Wine Region:Szekszárd

Types of wines:Chardonnay, Rose, Syrah, Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Kadarka, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bull's Blood

About the Takler Winery

Winery features: Accommodation, Offers cellar visit, Meeting space available, Tasting room, On a wine route, Wine shop, Open for wine tasting

Accommodation: 13 air-conditioned double rooms on site with free Wi-Fi

Tasting fee: Wine tasting is available from HUF 3,000 per person

Reservations: It's best to make an appointment a few days prior to your planned visit

The Takler family settled in the Szekszárd region about 300 years ago and has been making wine ever since, maintaining the tradition handed down from father to son. The current winery, established in 1987, is run by the 'Takler Trio', Ferenc Takler and his two sons András and Ferenc Jr. The winery’s portfolio consists of local and international varieties. Kadarka, Kékfrankos and Merlot are the three dominant grapes for the Takler Winery as well as for the Szekszárd wine region. One of Takler's signature wines, ‘Trio’, is also made from a blend of these three types of grapes. The winery also makes Pinot Noir, Syrah and Bikavér (a cuvée known famously as Bull's Blood), along with Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.

The 63-hectare winery produces approximately 500,000 bottles of wine each year. Takler wines have excellent reputation winning awards in numerous national and international competitions. Ferenc Takler was named the national ‘Winemaker of the year’ in 2004 by the Hungarian Wine Academy.

Must-buy Wines

The Takler Winery is known for dark, heavy-bodied, round and harmonic wines. Grapes are grown with strict quantity and quality control and wines are matured in oak barrels. The winery produces international varieties, however it pays special attention to local varieties, like Kadarka, Kékfrankos and the famous 'Bull's Blood of Szekszárd'. Below is a selection of the most recommended vintages.

Trio 2006
Aptly named after the owner and his two sons, Trio is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Kékfrankos and Merlot, representing the three dominant grapes of the winery. Nice body, velvety character with rich nose and flavours of red berry fruits.
Aging: 16-18 months, partly in new but predominantly in used oak barrels.

Bartina Cuvée 2006
A blend of Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This full-bodied red commemorates the oldest vineyard of the Szekszárd wine region, called 'Bartina'.
Aging: 15-16 months in new oak barrels.

Vinalies International Wine Competition Paris 2010 - 2nd Prize,
Les Citadelles du Vin Bordeaux 2010 - 2nd Prize,
Vinagora International Wine Competition 2010 - 1st Prize
Pannon Wine Challenge 2009, 2010 - Top Wine

Bikavér Reserve 2006
A traditional Bull’s Blood blend of selected grapes, based on Kékfrankos and Merlot, complemented by Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Kadarka. This full-bodied red with a kick of spice is one of the top Bull's Bloods produced in Hungary.
Aging: 16-18 months 70% in used oak barrels and the remaining 30% in new oak barrels.

Pannon Wine Challenge 2008, 2010 - Top Wine

Regnum Cuvée 2003, 2006
A blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot with a bit of Kékfrankos
Aging: 18-20 months in new oak barrels.

Vinalies International Wine Competition Paris 2007, 2010 - 1st Prize,
Les Citadelles du Vin Bordeaux 2010 - 1st Prize,
Pannon Wine Challenge 2006, 2007, 2009 - Top Wine
Trium Vinatus Cup 2008 - Best Red Wine

Cabernet Franc Reserve 2003, 2004, 2006
A 100% Cabernet Franc, made from the best vintages only. Exceptionally massive fruitiness.
Aging: 16-18 months in new oak barrels.

Trium Vinatus Cup 2008 - Prestige Reserve
Pannon Wine Challenge 2007, 2010 - Top Wine
Vinagora 2006 - Gold Medal

Primarius 2003, 2006
An emblematic 100% Merlot wine with outstanding content and wide range of falvours.
Aging: 18-20 months in new oak barrels.

Vinalies International Wine Competition Paris 2009  - 2nd Prize
Pannon Wine Challenge 2006 - Top wine
Trium Vinatus Cup 2008 - Prestige Reserve

Takler Wines in Restaurants

Déryné Bistro – the signature ‘house’ wine, specially made for Déryné by the Takler winery, is the Takler Cuvée
Mini – the little sister of Déryné also has a signature 'house' wine made by the Taklers, called Flört
Tigris – although this restaurant carries the wines of the Gere Winery of Villány, they also showcase some bottles by the Takler Winery. Most wine is also sold by the glass at Tigris.

In addition, Takler wines are available in several hotels and restaurants throughout Budapest.

Wine Prices

Suggested retail prices for Takler wines range from HUF 1,200 to HUF 13,000

Takler Wines Abroad

Compass and Michel’s restaurants in New York City, NY carry the Savignon Franc Reserve.
Takler wines are available in Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Hong Kong, Spain, Poland and England.
In Canada, the LCBO carries the Takler ‘Kékfrankos 2008’.

Directions and Contact Info

Getting there: The winery is located just south of Szekszárd, on route 56, towards Mohács, between milestones 11 and 12, on the right hand side.

Wine tasting contact: takler@terrasoft.hu
Wine shop & accommodation contact: taklerpanzio@gmail.com

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