Jan. 15, 2020

Ep 7. / Szászi Winery makes Hungarian native varieties sing on the volcanic Saint George Hill

Ep 7. / Szászi Winery makes Hungarian native varieties sing on the volcanic Saint George Hill

This is the second episode from the Balaton Uplands series. After the Somló Hill, we go south and I sat down with the young Endre Szászi on the Saint George Hill. Endre is a second-generation winemaker at the Szászi Winery, which has been making wine org...


This is the second episode from the Balaton Uplands series. After the Somló Hill, we go south and I sat down with the young Endre Szászi on the Saint George Hill. Endre is a second-generation winemaker at the Szászi Winery, which has been making wine organically since its beginnings. Endre tells us about organic farming methods and its peculiarities on their parcels, and introduces us to their specific terroir and native varieties like the Rózsakő or the Kéknyelű. He shares the legend of the nearby rose-stone, goes deep on Olaszrizling and explains why this grape became the region’s flagship variety. We had this conversation facing the beautiful landscape of the nearby volcanos and tasting one of their most typical wines (an Olaszrizling of course), and believe me, this combination really makes you come back here whenever you could.

Guest: young Endre Szászi | @szaszibirtok

Location: Szászi Winery, Saint George Hill, Hungary |

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Timeline:

Go to '8:50' to skip the personal story behind the winery. | 

13:06 - Terroir & soil & vineyards | 

31:40 - Wines & Native grapes & Tasting profiles |