Franc & Franc Villány 2022 November

Franc & Franc 2022 in Villány on 25–26 November

The 7th edition of Franc & Franc forum (conference) and tasting day promises to give a wider picture of the Cabernet Franc variety than ever. On the 25th of November professionals and keen winelovers may get a deep insight into the different styles of Cabernet Franc with tastings conducted by Peter McCombie MW (New Zealand / UK) and Pasi Ketolainen MW (Finnland) from the Loire valley to Argentina. Participants can also taste the Top 12 Villányi Franc wines and the best scored wines of the first Franc du Monde international wine contest. On the 26th of November guests can wander from cellar to cellar to taste at least 40 Cabernet Franc wines. Tickets are still available for both days.

Franc & Franc Forum

Time and date: 9.30–17.00, 25 November, 2022
Venue: Bock Winery, Villány, Hungary
Tickets: 27 900 HUF / person (68 euro)
Purchase tickets here
See detailed program below

Franc & Franc Tasting Day

Time and date: 9.00–17.00, 26 November, 2022
Meeting point: Jammertal Wine Estate
Venues: Jammertal Wine estate, Bock Winery, Gere Attila Winery, Günzer Tamás Winery, Jackfall and Sauska
Tickets: 29 900 HUF / person (73 euro)
Purchase tickets here

Watch a short video of last year’s Forum and Tasting Day

Franc & Franc Forum detailed program

9.30–9.35 Welcome speech by József Bock, president of Villány Wine Community
9.35–9.40 Welcome speech by Andrea Gere, Villány Marketing Workshop
9.45–10.05 The impact of the terroir on the viticulture, Villány terroir characteristics reflected in Cabernet Franc wines
Speaker:  Dr. Stefano Dini
10.05–10.45 The dynamic of the ripening process of Cabernet Franc grape variety
Speakers: István Ipacs-Szabó, head of the department for Wine Technology Development and Innovation (University of Pécs Research Institute of Viticulture and Oenology). and Ignác Ruppert owner, Cellarius Ltd.
10.45–12.15 „Unity in diversity”: Cabernet Franc wines from Villány. 3 classicus, 6 premium and 3 super premium Franc (See the list of wines below)
Speaker: András Horkay dipWSET, CEWI wine school
12.15–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.00 Cabernet Franc in the Loire valley
Speaker: Peter McCombie MW
14.00–14.45 Cabernet Franc in Argentina
Speaker: Peter McCombie MW
14.45–16.15 Cabernet Franc in international focus. The gold medal winner wines of the 1st Franc du Monde competition (See the list of wines below)
Speaker: Pasi Ketolainen MW
16.15–16.30 Closure – evaluation of Franc & Franc Forum
Speakers: József Bock and András Horkay


Peter McCombie MW Villány
Peter McCombie MW

Villányi Franc Top 12

Every year Villány producers send their Villányi Franc (Cabernet Franc) wines to the local committee to select the top 12 wines. The selection is controlled by András Horkay DipWSET wine expert and Zoltán Győrffy wine writer. This year67 wines were entered. The Top 12 wines represent Villányi Franc for a whole year. Franc 1 Franc Forum guests will have the chance to taste all the 12 wines on the 25th November.

Péter Bakonyi Villányi Cabernet Franc 2020 (classicus)
– Tamás Lelovits Villányi Cabernet Franc 2019 (classicus)
– Fritsch Villányi Cabernet Franc Barrique 2019 (classicus)
– Agancsos Capitalis Villányi Franc 2018 (premium)
– Vinatus Villányi Franc 2018 (premium)
Gere Attila Winery Villányi Franc Csillagvölgy 2018 (premium)
Bock Villányi Franc Fekete-hegy Selection 2017 (premium)
Sauska Villányi Cabernet Franc 2015 (premium)
– Jekl Villányi Franc 2013 (premium)
– Tamás Riczu Villányi Franc 2018 (super premium)
Csányi Teleki Tradíció Villányi Franc Kopár 2017 (super premium)
– Mokos Villányi Franc 2017 (super premium)

András Horkay Villány Hungary Cabernet Franc
András Horkay DipWSET

Franc de Monde Top 12

Villány wine region organized Franc du Monde international wine contest in the summer of 2022 for the first time. At the first edition there were 101 entries from 8 countries: France, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Turkey, Argentina and certainly Hungary. The wines were judged by renowned international wine experts including Master of Wines. Due to the rigorous rules of the contest only 30% of the wines could receive medals, thus all of the 12 wines below received more than 89.2 points – thus at the same times these are the gold winner wines of the contest.

Vylyan Cabernet Franc Variáció 2020 barrel (classicus, Villány)
– Fritsch Villányi Cabernet Franc 2019 (classicus, Villány)
– Günzer Tamás Bocor Villányi Franc 2019 (premium, Villány)
– Bodri Szekszárdi Cabernet Franc “Dűlő” Válogatás 2019 (premium, Szekszárd)
– Tajna Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Franc 2019 (premium, Slovakia)
– Blum Villányi Franc 2018 (premium, Villány)
– Havas & Timár Franom 2018 (premium, Eger)
Csányi Teleki Tradíció 1881 Villányi Franc Kopár 2017 (premium, Villány)
– El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2016 (premium, Argentina)
Bock Villányi Franc Ördögárok Selection 2015 (premium, Villány)
Csányi Chateau Teleki Villányi Cabernet Franc 2002 (old vintage wine, Villány)
Bock Cabernet Franc 1993 (old vintage wine, Villány)

Pasi Ketolainen MW
Pasi Ketolainen MW

„The event is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture.”

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