Celebrate the ‘sheep’s tail’ again in October!
The indigenous grape variety, Juhfark of the volcanic Somló wine region is best displayed at this annual grand tasting, this year on 17th October. 13 Somló producers present 24 Juhfark wines personally, workshops are also conducted and of course it is worth staying longer to visit the wineries.
Participating wineries: Barcza Pincészet | Bogdán Birtok | Csordás-Fodor Borház | Fekete Pince | Hegedűs-Szabó Pincészet | Kolonics Pincészet | KőfejtőPince | Kreinbacher Birtok | Somlói Vándor | Szalai Pince | Tomcsányi Családi Birtok | Tornai Pincészet | Guest: Dobosi Pincészet (Szentantalfa)
The Vertical Juhfark tasting will probably be one of the highlights of the event, though the Juhfark versus Volcanic Classics seems to be an attractive tasting as well. The former one displays the International Wine Challenge Trophy winner Tornai wines presented by the owner, Tamás Tornai, while the latter one is going to be an interactive tasting led by Attila Fiáth.
Bed, plate, wheel, energy
The day before and after the hosting winery, Tornai awaits guests for vineyard tours, wine dinners, cellar visits and much more. Tornai Winery has a restaurant and some rooms to stay, thus it is an ideal basis for the weekend. Plus they have bicycles to rent, and in October in Hungary the weather is still suitable for cycling. Also, if you have an electric car, you can charge it at Tornai Cellar.
Bus transfer is provided from Budapest (4900 HUF).
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More about Juhfark grape
– Regions: Juhfark is grown almost exclusively in the small volcanic hill of Somló, a small amount in Balatonfüred.
– Character: Rather neutral, restrained nose with some flowers and green apples. High, sometimes brutal acidity. It is really difficult to tame this variety, but there are amazing examples of it in history! If you are not afraid of straightforward acidity, take a chance on it. In Somló, the minerality paired with high acidity results some outstanding wines with great aging potential.
– Story: Juhfark takes its name from the sheep’s tail, as the long cylindrical shape of the bunches resemble the sheep’s tail. It is often cited as the ‘wines of the wedding-night’, since it was believed to help when a couple had been longing for a son.