About the Wunderlich Winery
Winery features: Offers cellar visit, Meeting space available, Tasting room, Wine club, On a wine route, Wine shop, Open for wine tasting
Reservations: It's best to make an appointment a few days prior to your planned visit
This modern, state-of-the-art winery mixes cutting edge technologies with traditional wine making techniques. It’s a joint venture of an award winning winemaker and an investor. The history of the winery begun in the early 90’s when Alajos Wunderlich, known as Uncle Lojzi to most people, made his first wine, a Kadarka Rosé. In 1993 it was selected as the best Kadarka at a national wine competition. In the following years Wunderlich wines became increasingly popular and demand grew. After nearly a decade of successful winemaking, with the help of an investor, Wunderlich Wine Cellars Ltd. was born and the new facilities were built just outside of Villány. Today, the winery grows grapes on 70 hectares of land and varieties include Cabernet Frank, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Oporto, Zweigelt, Kadarka and Olaszrizling.
The winery, with its unique architectural and functional solutions, is comprised of two buildings connected underground. The restaurant and bar, the wine shop, private wine tasting rooms and a cigar lounge are all located on the main floor. A cylindrical staircase and an all-glass panorama elevator connect the upper and lower levels. The terrace at the top of the winery provides magnificent views of the vineyards and Szársomlyó Mountain. Located on the lower levels, the 'dungeon' and the great room provide ample space for wine tasting, dinner and all types of social gatherings.
If you are a wine connoisseurs looking to store your valuable collection, space can be leased in the winery's Wine Safe (bortrezor), a secure, climate controlled facility. Not only do you benefit from proper storage, you can also use the annual fee towards the purchase of Wunderlich wines. Special member’s privileges include additional discounts at the restaurant, free use of the facilities and first access to new and limited releases.
The winery produces approximately 350,000 bottles of wine each year and about 12 different vintages. Below is a selection of their most recommended wines.
Aged 18 months in small barrels, this is a well-structured wine with Merlot's typically soft tannins and modest intensity on the palate in which the flavors of dried red fruit come to the fore.
Aging: 18 months in new barrique barrels
AWC Vienna 2007 – Silver Medal
Mundus Vini 2008 – Silver Medal
Les Citadelles du Vin 2007 – Trophée Prestige
The 2006 Kékfrankos is made from one of the best vintages and has everything that can be expected from a Kékfrankos. Black cherry on the nose combined with an orgy of flavors on the palate and ripe tannins, this wine is ready to drink now.
Aging: 18 months in barrique barrels
International Wine Challenge 2008 – Silver medal
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2008 – Silver medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 – Commended
Wunderlich’s signature cuvée is a blend made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The colorful characteristics of the blend along with the roasted aroma of aging in a barrel make it the winery’s top vintage.
Aging: 26 months in barrique barrels
AWC Wienna 2007 – Silver Medal
Mundus Vini 2007 – Silver Medal
Pannon Wine Challenge 2007 – Top Wine
Cassiopeia Cabernet Franc 2006
This wine has all the ingredients for a great Cabernet Franc. It’s a full-bodied red with plum jam on the nose and aromas of roasted coffee.
Aging: 15 months in new barrique barrels
Challenge International du Vin 2009 – Bronze Medal
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2009 – Bronze Medal
Wunderlich Wines in Restaurants
Wundrelich wines are available in several hotels and restaurants in Budapest, like Nobu, Manna, Four Seasons Budapest and the Danubius Hotel Chain.
Suggested retail prices for Wunderlich wines range from HUF 1,600 to HUF 9,900
Wunderlich Wines Abroad
Wunderlich wines are exported to Russia, Poland and China.
Directions and Contact Info
Getting there: The winery is located in Villány, on the main road, towards Nagyharsány.
Wine tasting contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (+36-30) 827- 6236