The winery was founded by József Kreinbacher who acquired the first vineyards at Somló in 2002 and set the goal to create wines that express the character of the unique terroir.
By now the estate covers around 40 hectares cultivated organic and the winery also harvests grapes from another 20 hectares each year. The main grape varieties are local ones like Furmint, Juhfark, Welshriesling and Hárslevelű, completed by some Syrah.
A new venture started in 2011 to find their own style in Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wines, as well, based on Furmint. A consultant cellar master from Champagne contributes to the teamwork and in 2016 they have already earned international recognition by two Gold medals, two Best in Class awards and Hungary’s first ever National Trophy on CSWWC.
Modern architecture gives a unique scenery for cellar visits where guests can explore the winemaking heritage of Somló and get to know all the steps how sparkling wines are born. The program is followed by wine and sparkling wine tasting.
Wine bar, bistro and design rooms
To the north of Lake Balaton, right at the foot of Somló Hill, the estate awaits guest with a stylish winebar and bistro, design rooms and wine programs.
Sitting in the wine bar you can not only experience the character of Somló wines but also enjoy the panoramic view of the rolling vine terraces and the basalt rock formations of the volcanic hill. The bistro offers seasonal menu and wine dinners, the design of the rooms keeps the contemporary architecture but also incorporates traditional values through the details. Urban and industrial styles are merged with rustic elements of the countryside.
Kreinbacher Furmint 2015
Unmistakenly Furmint on the nose with green apple, pear, citrus fruits, white flowers and some acacia honey. Exciting palate with vivid, crispy acidity, lively fruitiness. With its peculiar salty notes the wine represents the distinctive minerality of Somló wines. A beautifully layered, balanced wine with long finish.
Kreinbacher Juhfark 2015
Floral and fruity aromas with some mineral and salty notes on the nose typical of Somló, which give a kind of cool character to the wine. Round on the palate with medium full body and full of fruits. Fresh acidity. Long finish with citrus fruits, pear and tropical fruits. The salty character discovered on the nose returns at the end.
Kreinbacher Nagy-Somlói Cuvée 2015
Vegetal and fruity nose. Fresh fruits on the palate with the bitterness of almond. Great length. Young and fresh, which indicates a long ageing potential in the bottle.
Kreinbacher Öreg Tőkék Bora 2015
Rich, perfectly matured nose with fruits, hazelnut and some honey. When tasting the bitterness of almond and some herbal notes appear as well. Wonderful creamy texture with minerality and a complex, deep structure typical of Somló terroir.
Kreinbacher Prestige Brut
Golden apple, lime and grapefruit on the nose. On the palate really full bodied, layered, and the beautiful harmony of the components signs that Kreinbacher Prestige Brut is the most outstanding wine of the estate. Wonderful perlage of refined, tiny bubbles and nice mousse pamper the tounge and the palate. Fresh and matured at the same time, firm acidity with an extremely long finish. More then remarkable sparkling wine for those who expect not an occasion, but a ‘prestige experience’.