Homola Winery is cultivating in the best vineyards of Csopak grape growing area, on 15 hectares of its own land, which is currently undergoing organic conversion. The natural approach is becoming increasingly important in the life of the winery, the wines are made with minimal intervention, long ageing, most of the wines are unfiltered and unrefined. The primary grape variety is Olaszrizling, with the addition of Riesling, while other important grape varieties include Kékfrankos, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah, and there is an increasing focus on traditional method sparkling wines. The wines of Homola Winery are the result of the joint efforts of the owner Szabolcs Homola and Attila Homonna, head winemaker.
Restaurant and wine terrace
Homola Winery’s goal is to be an important and active player in the public life of Balaton region and Paloznak in particular. Their restaurant “Sáfránkert” offers high quality dishes made from fresh, local ingredients, a homely atmosphere, a renewed emphasis on grilling in line with seasonality, and a wide selection of Homola wines in the heart of Paloznak. One of the most beautiful wine terraces on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, Homola Wine Terrace awaits those who want to relax and enjoy quality time on a gentle hillside, among the rows of grapes. Excellent wines, peace and quiet. Cultural events, wine tastings, wine evenings, picnic basket and DJ in the vineyard in summer.
A must-go summer event
Those who visit Balaton in August should not miss the 3-day-long “Paloznaki Jazz Piknik” where jazz, funk, pop, soul and an unmistakable picnic experience pairs with the winery’s best wines. Countless concerts and shared memories spanning generations at Balaton’s most prestigious boutique festival.
Homola Sauvignon Blanc 2022
A fresh, pure Sauvignon Blanc, made with natural but reductive techniques. Its style is somewhere between the Sauvignons of the Loire and the New World. On the nose and palate, elderberries, green apples and tropical fruits.
Homola Olaszrizling 2021
One of the winery’s most important wine is this elegant Olaszrizling. On the nose it has notes of marzipan, almonds, and a hint of mint, rich on the palate, concentrated but harmonious, with dried apple, pear and a touch of minerality. Maturing aromas characterise the palate throughout, with a long and lively finish.
Homola Kékfrankos 2018
Balatonfüred-Csopak wine region is mostly well-known for its white wines. Although reds are quite characteristic here, the most important black grape variety is Kékfrankos as in the whole country. Northern-Balaton’s Kékfrankos are always very elegant, ripe but not tannic driven red wines and Homola’s red wine philosophy fits totally in this style. With its ruby red colour, a mixture of red berry fruits (cherry, sour cherry), earthy flavours paired with an extremely harmonious palate this wine could be fantastic for cold platters.
Homola Syrah Légere 2018
Homola is a well-known producer of Syrah in the Northern-Balaton region. The vineyards are on the slope beneath the panoramic wine terrace in the picturesque Paloznak town. The 2018 Syrah was made in a different way as its predecessors, the aim was to produce a harmonious bistro wine with softer tannins, elegant acidity but keeping the spicy character of the variety. The wine is bright, spicy, ruby but impressive.