Vylyan Vineyard and Winery
WINE REGION VILLÁNY
Hungary’s most famous red wine growing region. In addition to the unique features of the terroir, the soul of the wines and the charm of this wine region is given by centuries-old wine tradition, the famous Villány cooperation, the faith and work of people living here. The hills run east to west, thus the vineyards are protected from the north wind. This region enjoys the highest number of sunny hours and the warmest average temperatures in the country. The limestone bedrock, with loess and clay topsoil makes a good base for producing wines with personality.
We believe that the quality of wine is mainly determined by the grape. Fine wine can be made only with excellent grapes since we start with the fundaments even when building a house. We believe in nature, each other and ourselves. All of our knowledge and belief is embodied here. From the beginning, our goal is to make the best possible wine. The best of our knowledge represents the guarantee behind the wines bearing the Vylyan label as we are well aware that trust is of great value. We believe that all the care, love and care we “put into” wine will be experienced by the wine consumer, as well. We are confident that those who consume our wines (in moderation) will somehow become a better person.
The head of the winery is Mónika Debreczeni. With her husband they started Vylyan Winery together, then after the unexpected death of Pál in 2004, she took over the management of the estate. Economist, member of the international WSET wine academy (Wine and Spirit Education Trust, London). The technical director and winemaker Istvan Ipacs Szabo is the chief winemaker of the Vylyan Vineyard and Winery in a great professional team is responsible for daily operations in the estate and the winery.
Our most memorable acknowledgements:
- According to Michel Bettane, Vylyan Pinot Noir 1999 is the best Pinot Noir outside Burgundy he has ever tasted.
- VYLYAN winery was selected among the best wineries of the world in “The World’s Greatest Wines” edited by the most influential French wine critics: Bettaneand Desseauve!
- Our Pinot Noir 2004 won the Regional Trophy for Middle-and Eastern European wines (among 7 countries) at the DECANTER World Wine Awards in 2006 London.
- Vylyan Winery was granted “Winery of the year” in Hungary and in the same year in Denmark in 2008
Vylyan Macska 2020
In the Villany wine region portugieser is a variety that can be found in every cellar. In the ‘Legend of the devilplowed hill’ it is represented by the cat. We couldn’t live everyday life without it. A fruity, nice and easygoing wine that ‘purrs’ and flatters – a wine that feels good to drink every day! The varietal specific red berries on the nose are rounded off by a combination of sour cherry, plum and sloe on the palate. Its tannins are soft and velvety.
Vylyan Ördög / Belzebub 2018
ÖRDÖG is the blend of local varieties in the classicus product range, named after the Devil in love in the traditional Villány legend. It is not the finesse, but the liveliness that makes it popular. The most valuable characteristics of this blend of local varieties are its powerful, dynamic structure, lively and refreshing acidity. On the palate it features the fruity notes of dried sour cherry and ripe cherry with hints of cinnamon spiciness. In the aftertaste the taste and texture reminiscent of cocoa powder also appear. The idea of the legend’s devil about marriage lives on in this diabolical blend.
Vylyan Premium Kékfrankos 2016
One of our most popular wines is this Blaufrankisch or Kékfrankos. It shows the unique character of the variety in an honest and pure manner, creating a powerful and lively wine with the typically vivid acidity. This is why we love it. The freshly poured wine brings about a bouquet of lustful and spicy scents. In the mouth this is complemented by the fruitiness of black cherry and rosehip, as well as the bitter aromas of dark chocolate. Its elegance shows through lively acids.
Vylyan Premium Villányi Franc 2016
The Villányi Franc wine region brand is a product of cooperation in Villány and it is 100% Cabernet Franc with customised protected designation of origin requirements. Deeply rooted in pure Villány limestones, the variety has found its home for good. And so did we. Both the bouquet and the aromas feel deep, ripe, soft and yet elegant. The complexity is shown by slowly unfolding layers on the palate, such as notes of fresh and prune plums, tobacco and chocolate… The tannins feel remarkable, yet velvety and elegant. The extraction enables it to be a perfect choice right now and ten years ahead as well.
Vylyan Premium Montenouvo 2016
The estate wine is named after Prince Ferdinand von Montenuovo. This red blend is the midway between classic elegant and noble, as well as powerful and spicy-fruity red wines. The initial scent and the long aftertaste both bring about rose hip jam and caramel candy. The refreshing acidity contributes to a rougher velvet texture. The aromas evoke notes of cinnamon and blackberry. Due to its complexity, this wine is a true jolly joker: it pairs well with grilled and roasted dishes, as well as steaks.