Are you strong enough to roll a barrel?
Gere Diófa guest house and Villány Red Wine Festival on 6–8 October
Gere Tamás & Zsolt winery has just released the first bottle of vintage 2023 – don’t be afraid, it is not an accelerated wine, it is pure grape juice. The restaurant of the estate also offers hot dishes, different plates every weekend. The guest house is ideally located for participants of Villány Red Wine Festival, a popular event on 6–8 October. Participants can buy entrance tickets on the spot to enjoy the tastings and concerts, however, for some side events registration is needed – for example for the barrel rolling contest on the 7th of October.
Villány Red Wine Festival
– The festival is an open air tasting with pop music shows in the event square of Villány with side events in the whole town.
– Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the spot.
– Barrel rolling: 16.00 on 7 October, meeting point: the raw of cellars in the centre of Villány
– Registration and more information here
– More about the event here (in Hungarian, but google can help)
The pure taste of Muscat
The newly released Gere Tamás & Zsolt bottle is not wine, but 100% Muscat Ottonel juice with all its juicy, rich flavours recalling summer. The juice is ideal for those who love the aromatic Muscat grape but from some reason cannot consume alcohol.
Diófa guest house also offers hot deals, the menu changes every week, just a few plates from this week: goulash soup made of venison, giant ‘wiener schnitzel‘ in panko breadcrumbs, apple strudel with custard.
Oasis under the walnut tree
Diófa guest house by Gere Tamás & Zsolt Winery is an ideal place to stay if you want to “stay like a local”. “Diófa Pension lies in a quiet courtyard in the heart of Villány. Great atmosphere of the wine region and quality suitable for today’s demand.
We provide the comfort of our guests with 9 double rooms (3 are able to be furnished with extra bed) and a spacious family apartment suitable for 4-6 people. All rooms are equipped with LCD television, adjustable cooling – heating apparatus and own bathroom. Free wifi in all over the building. Cars of our guests are able to park free in the courtyard.” Diófa means ‘walnut tree’ and obviously there is a giant walnut tree in the courtyard.
Read our earlier article about Gere Zsolt Kadarka Rosé