Gál Tibor 30th anniversary tasting on 23 September 2023 in Eger

30 years anniversary at Gál Tibor Winery on 23 September

Gems from the depth of the cellar

Legendary wines will be poured at this tasting in Eger, in the cellar of Gál Tibor Winery. The cellar tour, tasting and dinner will be the crown of the series of events celebrating the 30th anniversary. Tibor Gál was an exceptional winemaker, a visionary man famous not only in Hungary, but also in Tuscany – due to his chief winemaker position at Ornellaia. He was awarded Winemaker of the Year in 1998, and in the same year he created Ornellaia’s first SuperTuscan blend, which made it to the first place of Wine Spectator Top 100 list in 2001! A memorial plaque has just been inaugurated on Síkhegy vineyard – he would be 65 year old today.

A legacy protected well

After Tibor Gál’s sudden death the estate had difficulties, but the family’s hard work was rewarding – nowadays Gál Tibor Winery is again “on the leaderboard” of Hungarian wineries. Recently the renowned wine critic, James Suckling visited the winery and certainly tasted the wines. His favourite was Gál Tibor Síkhegy Grand Superior Bikavér 2026 – he appreciated it with 95 points!

Tibor Gál with James Suckling in Eger

Past and present

At this unparallel tasting guests will have the opportunity to taste the same wine from father and son, from a recent vintage from an old van. The wine list is spectacular:
– Rhine Riesling 2012
– Síkhegy Pinot Noir 2002
– Egri Bikavér Superior 2020
– Egri Bikavér 1999
*tuff structure
– Kékfrankos 2017
– Kékfrankos 2005
– Syrah-Merlot 2003
*beauty, safety
– Cabernet Franc 2013
Among other pioneer deeds, Tibor Gál Senior was the first to plant Syrah in Hungary. His vision has been proved by many fellow winemakers, who followed them.

Tibor Gál in the cellar in Eger, Hungary

About the event

Date and time: 23 September 2023, 18.00
Location: Gál Tibor Fúzió, Csíki Sándor street 10, Eger, Hungary,
Food: Italian antipasti – commemorating the Italian era of the estate
Tickets: 12 990 HUF
Tickets are available here (in Hungarian, but google can help or you can contact the estate)
How to get to Eger? It is only 100 minutes by car on M3 motorway, but you can take a direct bus or an Intercity train (2 hours).

More about Gál Tibor Winery

The inauguration of Tibor Gál Seniors memorial plaque on Síkhegy in August, 2023
The inauguration of Tibor Gál Senior's memorial plaque on Síkhegy in August, 2023

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