Hungarian Wine Grand Prix 2019

The best 24 Hungarian wines of the Circle of Hungarian Winewriters are announced! The so called Super 12 white and red wines are selected during a rigorous procedure, thus the prize has high prestige.

Winewriters are usually pampared: they are invited to countless tastings and are welcome in every events. Certainly the number of tasted samples annually are high in case of professional journalists, so if a wine emerges from their huge basket, it must be more than exceptional. The Circle of Hungarian Winewriters have organized the contest for the 4th time. In the first round members nominate wines from the previous five vintages, then the wines collecting the most nominations will make the two lists of Super 12. These wines are tasted by the winewriters in two commitees, twice. This editition’s tasting took place in December in Fill the Winebox winebar. The double list contains wines from 14 wine regions, 5 wines were made in Villány, 4 comes from Szekszárd, while Balatonfüred-Csopak, Eger, Etyek and Tokaj are represented by 2 wines each. The winner of the white flight is Szászi Estate Szigligeti Kabócás Olaszrizling 2015 from Badacsony wine region, while the best of the best red wines is Tiffán’s Pincészet Grande Selection 2015 from Villány. The award ceremony will take place in Debrecen on 25 January. For more information write to

The Super 12 white wines

Barta Cellar Öreg Király Dűlő Furmint 2017 (Tokaj)
Dobogó Winery Tokaji Furmint 2017 (Tokaj)
Dobosi Winery Kéknyelű 2017 (Balatonfüred–Csopak)
Figula Cellar Köves 2016 (Balatonfüred-Csopak)
Gallay Artisan Cellar Blanc 2016 (Bükk)
Gál Lajos Kamra-valley Egri Csillag Grand Superior 2018 (Eger)
Györgykovács Imre Nagy-Somlói Olaszrizling 2016 (Somló)
Hernyák Estate Altberg 2015 (Etyek)
Konyári Winery Loliense 2018 (Balatonboglár)
Kovács Nimród Winery Chardonnay Battonage 2015 (Eger)
Kősziklás Winery Szürkebarát 2018 (Neszmély)
Szászi Estate Kabócás Olaszrizling 2015 (Badacsony)

The Super 12 red wines

Bakonyi Péter Cabernet Franc 2017 (Villány)
Balla Géza Feketeleányka Selection 2016 (Ménes)
Bott Frigyes Kadarka 2017 (Garam)
Etyeki Kúria Kékfrankos 2015 (Etyek)
Eszterbauer Winery Tüke Bikavér 2016 (Szekszárd)
Heimann Family Estate Barbár 2016 (Szekszárd)
Heumann Winery Lagona 2015 (Villány)
Ipacs Szabó István Nászút helyett 2016 (Villány)
Mészáros Pál Wine House és Pince OhMerops 2016 (Szekszárd)
Riczu Cellar Villányi Kékfrankos 2017 (Villány)
Tiffán’s Winery Grande Selection 2015 (Villány)
Vesztergombi Cellar Turul 2016 (Szekszárd)

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