The Tornai Wine-Cellar is one of the biggest wine yards, including 60 hectares, mostly on the southern, eastern and western part of the mountain. We often sell our wines selected by the fields they were growing on: Aranyhegy, Apátsági, Grófi, Ilona, Százforduló, Szent Márton. Our grape varieties consist of the traditional Hungarian grapes (Juhfark, Hárslevelű, Olasz rizing); but extent wine yards can be found of the following varieties too: Szürkebarát, Tramini, Irsai Olivér, Zenit, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc.
The wine-cellar located at the hill, is the centre of up-to-date manufactory and wine tourism at the same time. The processing, fermenting and maturing area meet the requirements of the newest technology, and dispose IFS certification. After the considerate processing, our reduced wines are made using a controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, while the selected grapes are ripened in wooden barrels of 500litres, in the cellar of the building under equalized climate conditions. Every year we make 250-300thousand litres of bottled wine, mainly sold on the Hungarian market although there’s an increasing interest from the export markets too.
The Tornai Wine Cellar is the centre of tourism on the Somló Mountain. The wine shop and wine museum is open every day, at the wine cellar an event room (120pax), kitchen, guest house can be found. Other services to fulfil all guests’ needs:
-accessible design in every facility
The wine restaurant
Our wines are found not only on our wine-list but in the meals. In the restaurant the local and authentic flavours are combined with high quality wines. The chef carefully elaborates the reasonable priced menu according to the current season, taking into consideration the modern Hungarian kitchen’s features.
Lively, youthful, fruity wines. To preserve the original smell and flavour of the grapes, a careful reducing technology has been used. Due to the unique features of the soil, wines preserve their freshness up to 2-4 years. Apart from the traditional Hungarian grapes (Juhfark, Furmint, Olasz rizling); Zenit, Tramini, Irsai Olivér and Birtokbor belong to fresh wines. 10-40thousands of bottles are made according to the vintage and the variety.
Masculine, quite mineral, full-bodied, partly aged in oak barrels, all of them are great examples of the renewed traditions in the area. These wines are firstly made for restaurants, wine lists of hotels and quality exports. Only the traditional and local wines- Juhfark, Furmint, Hárslevelű, Szürkebarát- belong to this group of wines. 5-10thousands of bottles are made according to the vintage and variety.
Top Selection wines
Top Selection grapes are harvested on the Historical hills (Grófi, Apátsági, Aranyhegy, Ilona); exceptional quality grapes from unique vintages are used to prepare this group of wines. The maturation process takes place in 500 litres oak barrels from Zemplén. Top Selection Wines are: Juhfark, Furmint, Hárslevelű, Olaszrizling, Tramini, Szürkebarát. Due to the restrictive laws, careful and considerate producing technologies, these wines become full-bodied, delicate flavoured and capable to mature for a long time. Only 1500-3000 bottles are prepared of each variety.
Törkölypálinka/ Grape marc spirit
Our Törkölypálinka is made of Juhfark, Zenit, Furmint, and Irsai Olivér grapes from the best quality yards. The marc is refermented and matured without oxygen, then rested for 2 months on a temperature of 100C. The smell and the flavour remind of the majestic Somló grapes.
Late harvest and Ice-wine
Our sweet wines are exclusively made in outstanding vintages. These wines are original wines of Somló, with quite mineral characteristics and a great balance between sweetness and acidity. The type of the grape depends on the vintage, but the wines are usually made of Zeusz, Hárslevelű and Furmint.
..far away from the noises of the city, where you are woken up by chatter of birds..
The SÉD PINCE Guesthouse was created through the restoration of the wine-press house and the cellar, built in the 19th century. The renewed building was nominated “The architectural value under local protection” and nowadays only offers hospitality services. The guesthouse reminds the atmosphere of the ancient times, beside the modernity; kept the original architectural features.
We can find it on the Séd-slope, on the west side of the mountain, not too far from the fount of Séd. It’s a quiet and peaceful area where relaxing has the main role.
FRISS ZENIT 2015
During the 2015 vintage we managed to harvest with full ripeness and balanced acidity, during the maturity the wine got even rounder providing a very refreshing, vibrant taste. It kicks off with aromas of pear and peach on the nose and continues with very refreshing fruity flavors on the palate. Fine acidity supports the fruity taste delivering a truly refreshing light summer wine. Besides the freshness there is richness of flavors and aromas with plenty of excitement on the finish.
PRÉMIUM SZÜRKEBARÁT 2013
Typical aromas of Szürkebarát (Pinot Gris) on the nose, pear, green apple in combination with tropical fruit. Refined, round and creamy texture well supported by the fruit, accompanied by a pleasant bitterness at the finish. Very long wine with an excellent balance between the lovely fruitiness and the serious structure.
PRÉMIUM HÁRSLEVELŰ 2013
The nose typically recalls linden honey with some minerality and wet stone in the background. The multi-layered complexity of the wine shows varietal typicity, creamy and honeyed fruit as well as minerality. The rich fruit concentration and the long finish are backed up by the round acidity.
ARANYHEGY JUHFARK 2013
True terroir wine, through which reflects very well the power of Somló. Plenty of minerality on the nose, harmonious fruit in the background in combination with oakiness. Very rich on the palate, compact. The character of the soil is well mirrored, which is enriched by the oaky and very rich on the palate, compact. The character of the soil is well mirrored, which is enriched by the oaky and ripe fruit flavours in the backdrop.
GRÓFI JUHFARK 2013
Ripe, honey and rich aromatics shine through the glass. Vibrant and round on the palate. Beside the creamy, fruity notes, there is some minerality in the background, accompanied by refined oaky flavours. The long finish is unforgettable. Complex wine with plenty of future ahead.