Wine culture in Badacsony, Balaton wine region
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” Henry David Thoreau
The Badacsonyi wine
This characteristic shape of hill is 438 metres high. In the BC III. and II. century it was more Celtic settlement in this area. Most of the findings were from the Roman period. The Badacsonyi press houses are often built on the remains of Roman buildings. Tombs, statues, stone coffins, shrines and other relics have been found (eg. bronze statue of the goddess Victoria). In the XIV. century, it was a known town.
Grown grape varieties
The Badacsonyi wines are typically bodied, fiery, juicy, high in alcohol and with extract content. Good vintages sweet late harvest wines, even ice wine is produced. Characteristic of the traditional wine-making, the „aces barrel aging” maturation.
Although the reductive treatment of wine and other modern technologies are proliferating, has not changed significantly from the rural character of the wines.
The Badacsonyi wine region, wine culture
Pannonian clay soil of basalt base, Pannonian sand, loess. The climate is mild, balanced, with high humidity. Due to the closeness of Lake Balaton on the south facing slopes enjoy the water surface reflected sunlight can produce very favorable microclimate developed it allows natural sweet wine making. In the growing area approx. 4200 hectares, out of which 1808 hectares of growing area actually planted.
The Badacsonyi wine region includes the following municipalities: