The Juhaszvin Winery – Eger, Hungary
Our winery is situated in the meeting point of two completely different land formations, where exceptional features are facilitated both for cultivating grapes and producing wines by the microclimatic diversity and abundance of sunshine of the Bükk Mountains and the Great Hungarian Plain. The iconic wines produced here are an obvious result of the thousand year old viti- and viniculture of the region.
Our mission is to preserve these local traditions and combine them with the high-tech potentials of modern technology to meet all expectations of the ever challenging markets. We do our best to reflect the many faced features of the wine region in the rich range of varieties on our offer.
Juhász Attila, Juhász Péter, Juhász Ádám.
The Wine Region
The historic Eger Wine Region is one of the biggest and most respected one in Hungary – stretching along on about 5300 ha land in viticulture on the southern slopes of the Bükk Mountains reaching the northern fringes of the Great Hungarian Plain. Due to its exceptional climatic potentials, nearly all authorised varieties are cultivated here. In order to guarantee top quality wines in production, they have to meet the expectations of strict regulations and as a result AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) varieties are produced, the flagship wines of which namely are Egri Bull’s Blood and its white wine match Egri Csillag of outstanding reputation. These efforts have won prestige awards for Eger Wine Region in both national and international wine challenges.
Welcome to one of the highest prestige traditional family run cellars in Eger Wine Region! The first vineyards dating back to the times of our gandparents on the most favourable slopes for viticulture established the basis for our family run estate winery. Our winery situated in Eger Kőlyuk Cellar Line officially opened its doors in 1996 – where volcanic rhyolith tuff soils optimize circumstances to store our wine oaks and to mature our wines. We find it most important to supply our customers with the maximum of our attention and care from the first moment of planting our grapes throughout the whole procedure of vinification and bottling until you can enjoy the delights of wine tasting of our varieties.
The total of our 300 ha estate incorporates the premium slopes stretching around Eger, and neighbouring Egerszalók, Demjén, Andornaktálya and Maklár. The authorised varietals in our cultivation include Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Frank, Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Zweigelt, Blauburger and Merlot, which are presented as single variety wines on our offer, yet these also supply as base varietals for our flagship prestige wine: Egri Bull’s Blood. Our white wine selection is based on Muscat Ottonel, Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot gris and Leányka (Maiden). These also serve as a base for Egri Csillag – prestige white AOP cuvée. We are most proud of two of our premium slopes: Paptag (10 ha) and Gesztenyés (6 ha). These two slopes supply us with top quality winegrapes for the highest prestige wines in our production.
In vinification we keep oriented towards meeting the expectations of up-to-date challenges and try to find the shortest way to adjust to the market indicated demands – still we find it equally essential to preserve local traditions in wine making. Our reductive wine making technology results refreshing and invigorating white and rosé wines preserving the primary aromas and the fruity character of the grape berries. Nevertheless some of our red wines go through traditional vinification in vats leaving enough potentials in extended skin contact and gentle pressing. Our winery functions in accordance with hightest standard food hygienic expectations and authorised by ISO and HACCP certifications.
Grapes and wines define our lives, therefore we are committed to contribute to the success of our wines with the share of our mind and spirit invested and we feel happy to see our efforts reflected in the final outcome.
Our goal is to find the best matching vineyards for the cultivation of different varieties, aiming the lowest possible yields to keep up with the highest standards. We go for the most modern technology and the gentlest process in vinification, the optimal ageing time for our wines, the best quality oaks in maturing – all to achieve the highest ever standard quality wines of uniquely featured characters. The undoubted proof of satisfaction is rewarded by national and international prestige awards our wines win in succession.
The success of our wines is reflected in the numerous prestige awards won by our wines. Our Gesztenyés Superior wine was awarded Grand Gold Medal in Magyar Bormustra (National Wine Challenge) in 2015, which was successfully repeated in the challenge of VinAgora. The same wine won Bronze Medal in Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux. Another two outstanding wines: our Egri Cabernet Franc vintage 2011 and Egri Bull’s Blood vintage 2011 achieved Silver Medal reputation for our winery in the Olympics of Wines in Bordeaux.
We trust that our efforts prioritizing consistent and committed work are rewarded by the satisfaction of our customers and the juries of wine making professionals and this is what keeps us focused heading towards similar goals in the future as well.
Tourism and Catering
We also place great emphasis on letting our partners, guests and customers gain first hand experiences in the elaborate and caring process of winemaking in our family business. In order to favour for all our visitors we have opened our cellars and also created a wine tasting complex where all who are interested can have an access to the latest technical devices of communication to reach full satisfaction in the details of the world of our wines. Wine tasting is part of the attraction, where visitors are invited to frame their list of favoured wines of tasting. We can also ensure accommodation for our visitors on request in our guest house in Egerszalók – neighbouring village.
Wine Tasting Session in Our Degustation Rooms
Booking is advisable for visiting groups in order to schedule a memorable wine tasting tour in our cellars with professional guidance. Visitors here can learn about the steps of wine making, wine ageing in oaks and bottling while having a theme-walk in one of the biggest capacity traditional cellars of the region. Our wine tasting sessions are orgaised in our degustation rooms excavated in rhyolith tuff rock bed, where visitors can sample refreshing white and rosé and top quality prestige red wines alike. We also welcome our guests for some simple snacks or even rich provincial style set menus according to needs on request.
Celebrations and Family Events
Our unique and top quality wine tasting complex has been awaiting visitors since 2012 to give guidance in learning about the world of wines in Eger. There is a wide range of degustation facilities according to the tastes of our guests to suit all needs from sampling in classic rhyolith tuff traditional caves to experiencing the more intimate atmosphere of a cellar corner. Our complex can house small family reunions, business meetings and conferences up to 100 visitors.
It can be an ideal venue for weeding receptions as well. The peaceful and stress-free atmosphere of these facilities meet the highest standard quality expectations where the newly weds and their guests are invited to spend a memorable time catered with fully professional service.
Accommodation in our Apartment
„Anna Apartment House *** ” welcomes visitors in the neighbouring village of Egerszalók – arriving from farther away, which is also part of our family business. The three-star apartment ensures high standard facilities for those who are in seek of relaxation and resting. We can also arrange transfer shuttles for our guests to visit our cellars on request. Situated in Egerszalók, in the heart of the Valley of Spas and Curative Waters it can ideally satisfy any need for further wellness joys.