Re-establishing the Hungarian traditions of winemaking
The history of ATTILA GERE WINERY started 7 generations ago. We had to respect the traditions but also develop and apply experimental aspects. Nowadays the estate size of our family is 70 hectares, cultivated 100 % organic since 2010. The young generation also takes part in the everyday of the winery, and Andrea, daughter of Attila Gere became CEO of the company. In 2008, CROCUS GERE RESORT & WINE SPA* and the A’la carte MANDULA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR were opened, which offer four star accommodation vinotherapy spa and regional gourmet kitchen, matching the quality level of the A.GERE wines. By the years the product range expanded as well from wines to grape seed products, like the 100% blue grape seed oil and grape seed and skin micro extract, or these containing priced premium chocolates and the exclusive GRAPELOVE cosmetics.
Villány Wine Region and the A.GERE estate
The Villány is the hottest, southernmost wine region of Hungary and has a Continental climate with Sub-Mediterranean influence. The complex soil structure is based on limestone, dolomite, marl, brown earth, cover by yellow soil. That’s why the wine region is able to give quality red grapes for full bodied red wines with long ageing potential.
The grapes grown on our own re-cultivated, south facing 1st class vineyards are the Olaszrizling, Portugieser, Kékfrankos, Medoc noir, Fekete Járdovány, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. After the fermentation and filtering process, the CO2 added and reductive wines are ready for bottling, but the red wines will rest in Hungarian oak barrels. Using our own grown yeast we produce from semi-sparkling and classic easy drinking wines up to small barrel and vineyard selected premium categories.
Winemaking takes place with modern technology with high-quality grapes
The 3 top items of the winery are the Villányi Franc, Kopar Cuvée, and Solus Merlot where from the essence of the cellar, the Attila is selected. In the past years our wines showed on many international blind tastings and great prestige exhibitions that they comply with the requirements of world market fully. Their style is unique – Gere and ‘Villányi’ – in which the professional humility, competence, terroir all appear and also the more than 30 years of experience which we got and get from nature in each vintages.