Kristinus Wine Estate
Lake Balaton is deep and shallow. Diverse and monochromatic: turquoise. Serious as an autumn storm and graceful as the July sunset. White, red and rosé. One kind – one production area. Immerse yourself in them and discover the harmony that the people farming these hills, the South-Balaton climate, the soil and the eco-friendly technology have to offer.
Our winery, situated on the slopes of the southern shores of Lake Balaton, has been producing award-winning wines since 2005. Kristinus Wine Estate welcomes its guests with cuisine which will appeal to fine-dining enthusiasts, a unique cinema, an event venue and a wine hotel.
Our winery, located ten minutes from Balatonmáriafürdő, offers convivial concerts and atmospheric dinners, as well as wine tasting of an impressive array of wines, of course. Kristinus Wine Estate, the thematic estate, is just the starting point, the first rendezvous, which we hope will then make us a permanent guest in people’s homes. We would like to be present at engagement proposals, anniversaries, summer evening conversations, family dinners, on sailing boats and in weekend house gardens, so our wines become the perfect partners to your most special moments. The taste of that moment might be Merlot or Chardonnay; the choice is yours. Our job is to always be ready.
What is a better representation of the South Balaton terroir than the wine repertoire of Kristinus? In addition to elegance, every drop of this unique selection – dominated by French varieties – preserves depth, a sense of ease, the taste of sunshine, the zest of the soil and all the characteristics of the Balaton Region at the same time. Do you believe that a rosé can contain the turquoise of the lake? Can you imagine a light-bodied white transporting you into the deep? Would you trust a full-bodied red wine as your travel companion? Taste our wine and all your questions will be answered.
Our wine region
The Kristinus Wine Estate belongs to the Balatonboglár Wine Region, which comprises 37 settlements on the southern shore. This 3200-hectare area boasts excellent white and red wines. The white wines include Chardonnay, Irsai Olivér, Királyleányka, Yellow Muscat, Welschriesling, Rhine Riesling, Pinot Gris and Furmint, whereas the red wines include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Bluefrankisch and Cabernet Franc. Kristinus, as an official stop on the Southern Balaton Wine Road, offers excellent Bordeaux type wines.
Our basic services include tasting of fine wines and winery tours. Taste the Kristinus wine specialties in our own winery! Learn about the stages of winemaking, the secrets of reductive and barrique wines and let our wine specialist introduce you to the world of crisp acidity and smooth tannins.
In addition, we can arrange carriage rides, golf, bike rental, canoe tours of Nagyberek and transfers to nearby attractions and baths. The winery is pleased to put its ‘Kristinus Bus’ at the disposal of its guests.
Kristinus Charonnay 2016
The wine is clear and shiny. A medium-intense lemon colour with golden touches, and medium viscosity. A medium-intense aroma with light buttery notes and dried pineapple, vanilla, yellow apple, and a hint of caramel. On the palate the wine is dry, but a few grams of residual sugar ensure a nice rounded sip and lengthen the finish. Taste is subdued, lower than average acidity, slightly higher alcohol and bigger than average body. Yellow apple and stewed pear dominate. In the background we find the flavours detected in the nose. Nice, balanced wine for every day.
Kristinus Olaszrizling 2015
Very light green colour with green reflexes and low viscosity. In smell it is light with green almond, grass and herbs.On the palate is dry we get back what we’ve got from smell. In the aftertaste you can realise the vintage specific aromas. From a riped harvested grape the producer made the maximum which is possible from that variety! Well balanced wine which can represent the Balaton style.
Kristinus Piripió 2016
Clear and shiny with touches of orange and red. Expressive aroma full of ripe strawberries with a fine earthy character. Much deeper aroma than we are used to with Hungarian rosés. On the palate the wine is dry, with higher than average acidity, medium alcohol and a good balance. Well chilled, the ripe strawberry promised by the nose comes to the fore, but as it warms in the glass it becomes more “winey”. A little girl growing up into a mature woman. Not really a spritzer wine; it’s not only possible to be sipped on its own, it should be! Finally a rosé that is deeper and more complex than most!
Kristinus Pinot Noir 2015
Clear, shiny, light purple with orange touches and medium viscosity. A clean, medium-intense aroma with boiled fruits and earthy Pinot Noir notes. Sour cherries. On the palate the wine is dry. Medium body with medium acidity and an exciting tannin structure. Long boiled-fruit finish with red grapes and sour cherries. A hint of cherry pips at the end, an infinite sip. A very well-balanced wine with a long finish. Finally a Pinot Noir that can be tasted as a Pinot Noir, not “just” as a well-made Hungarian red wine!