Vesztergombi Winery

Growing grapes and making wine since the 1700's in Szekszárd

Wine Region:Szekszárd

Types of wines:Rose, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Kadarka, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Vesztergombi Winery

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

Tasting fee: Tasting fee for a sampling of 5 wines is HUF 2,500

Reservations: It's best to make an appointment about a week prior to your planned visit

According to written documents found in the 18th century the Vesztergombi family has been growing grapes and making wine for hundreds of years. The family’s coat of arms, which includes a bunch of grapes, also dates back to the 1700’s. A family ancestor, György Vesztergombi, was the first magistrate to be elected in charge of the local wine region, a high-ranking title in those days. The vintner profession was handed down from father to son. Today, Ferenc Veszergombi and his son Csaba run the winery. Ferenc Vesztergombi has been in the profession since 1970 and in 1993 he was awarded the title of ‘Winemaker of the year’.

The Vesztergombi winery grows grapes on 30 hectares of land spread out over five vineyards in the Szekszárd region. The winery produces international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, however it pays special attention to local varieties, like Kadarka, Kékfrankos and the famous 'Bull's Blood of Szekszárd'.

Must-buy Wines

Csaba Cuvée 2000
Vesztergombi's signature wine is a blend made from the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Deep burgundy, almost black full-bodied wine. Made only from the best vintage and the highest quality grapes.
Aging: 24 months in barrique barrels

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2003 – Silver Medal
Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2003 – Gold Medal
Vinagora 2002 – Gold medal

Bikavér 2000
Perhaps the most known wine of the region is the ‘Bull's Blood of Szekszárd' (Szekszárdi Bikavér). Vesztergombi’s is made from Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Kadarka.
Aging: 12 months in large oak barrels

Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2003 – Silver Medal

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2003
Reserve wines are made only in the best years and in limited edition.
Aging: 24 months in barrique barrels

Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2006 – Silver Medal
Vinalies Internationales, Paris 2006 – Gold Medal

Kékfrankos 2000, 2002
Kékfrankos is the main variety in the Szekszárd region. The winery makes two different type of Kékfrankos. One is lighter and fruitier, aged for 8-10 months in oak barrels, while the other is a full-bodied vintage wine, aged for 15-20 months in barrique barrels.

International Kékfrankos Festival 2002, 2004 – Champion

Wine Prices

Suggested retail prices for Vesztergombi wines range from HUF 1,000 to HUF 5,000

Directions and Contact Info

Getting there: The winery is located just outside of Szekszárd, on route 6, towards Pécs, on the left hand side.

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