Hungary wine-growing goes back to the Antiquity.
NAGY-SOMLO wine-growing area is located in NorthWestern Hungary at the foot of Somlo hill and about 50km from the Balaton lake in the north.
Up the Smolo hill, we cultivate white grapes varieties : the olaszrizling (welschriesling), the most common and also others grapes varieties typical of the region, such as : the Juhfark (sheeptail), the furmint, the hárslevelű (lim leaves) and the tramini. Oenologists believe that the Juhfark (sheeptail) can only obtain its superior quality at Somlo hill, that’s why these wine is considerate as the product of excellence in this region.
Somlo hill was an actif volcano, nowadays the volcano covers with a basalte layer which gives the impression that the grapes are implanted directed on the basaltic rock. The generous ground from the crumbling of the basaltic rock is rich in minerals and the constant heat gives Somlo wines an unique character and unequalled quality.