Kristinus Wine Estate
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.
Irsai Olivér 2017
Clear, pale lemon appearance with slight traces of fermentation CO2. The clear, intensive and characteristic aroma is fresh and fruity. Not even the slightest trace of post-bottling sulphite, but you can enjoy loads of tutti frutti, sweet pears, medlars, fragrant perfume and just a hint of phenol notes. The wine tastes dry in the mouth. The abundant fresh fruitiness from medlars, gooseberries, pears and apples with some mandarins and sour sweets lends momentum and lightness to its medium acidity and alcohol. It vanishes relatively quickly from the palate, but calls for the next sip straight away. Accompanying light fruit salads and peach trifle, this wine will be a real hit.
Kristinus Chardonnay 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.
Birtok Rosé 2017
It is clear and bright. Deeper salmon rose colour with orange reflexes. Clear and medium intense overripened raspberry both on the nose and the palate. Medium acidity and light bodied character. There is some joghurt and blackberry in the medium plus length aftertaste. Good balance, and it is a little bit ‘slow’ wine, which does not follow the trends.
Pinot Noir Sommelier 2015
Clear and day bright ruby colour with brick coloured reflexes. The viscosity and tearing is high intensity. After some sniffs the wine is changing a lot. Matured and cooked strawberry with jammy character of red fruits and also some forest minerality is coming. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are also strong elements of the wine. Complex nose with warm spices and moderated barrel notes. Pretty much the same on the palate after some air contact in a bigger glass. No regret after the name. A perfect gastro-wine has been born. If there is no chance to decant, let’s try it from a Riedel 001 glass! Great Pinot Noir experience with a huge ageing potential.