Oasis under the walnut tree
‘Diófa’ pension in Villány
If you happen to enjoy the multicultoral programmes of the 15th Ördögkatlan (Devil’s Couldron) festival, by now probably you need a little escape from the buzzling festival venues. Gere Tamás & Zsolt winery offers chilling in the shadow of the walnut tree in Villány – and a superb menu for only 2400 HUF (around 6 euros).
Gere Tamás & Zsolt’s Diófa pension offers a soup (meatsoup or fruitsoup) with one of the 4 main courses:
– Spaghetti a la Bolognese
– Spicy chicken stripes with potato
– Swabish roast and smashed potato with onion
– Breaded pork fillet with French fries and cabbage salad
Now and after
The cultural festival ends in two days, but Villány remains one of the most vivid wine regions full of events – and if nothing happens, the wineries offer enough entertainment.
Diófa Pension 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.”
Aureus – intense and vibrant!
If you stay there, it is a must to taste Aureus Cuvée, the flagship wine of the estate. Tamlyn Currin wine writer of JancisRobinson.com has recently evaluated nearly 100 Hungarian wines. Gere Tamás & Zsolt Aureus Cuvée 2012 ended up being the best red blend with 17 points and she predicts an ageing potential until 2026. “Rich caramelised-fruit nose. Plums and damsons, moving into the dried-fruit and Christmas-spice spectrum with bright flecks of candied orange peel and dried apricots. Caraway seeds. Pretty vigorous tannins – I wonder what they were like eight years ago! It might even benefit from being decanted. But it has aged with grace and is certainly far from senescent. There is also a long, cool freshness running the spine. Intense, vibrant, velvet and black stones.”