The world of the wine cellars in Egregy
Egregy is a particular part of the town which has a unique atmosphere. The wine cellars and the wine hill – the so-called “Grinzing” of Egregy – of the town which attracts guests themselves, is an extremely popular restaurant area in the green belt, offering heavy wines and Hungarian food. The guests may taste the specialties of Hungarian cuisine that are already famous beyond the borders of the country, as well as the “snack” offered by the local wine producers: fresh lard bread with paprika and onions.
Egregy, which is located 1,500 meters from the town centre, was an independent part of the town for a long time, and still preserves its village-like atmosphere even today. Refreshed after the bath treatment, almost all the guests of Lake Hévíz visit Egregy once at least during their stay here, and while listening to the story-telling of frequent visitors, they also take a liking for the local specialties and the pleasant wines. You may access to the place on foot walking along the vineyard past the 12th-century church from the Árpád-dynasty, or by Dotto train starting from the town centre.
The wine cellars of Egregy consist of two little streets; it is worth walking in all the streets around and visiting some of the cellars depending on your taste. In the summer you may hear Gypsy music coming from the cellars, trying to attract visitors walking in the streets.
Yield to temptation! Clink your glasses to your health and Hévíz as well!
Wine tastings are organized regularly in the following restaurants:
- Macchiato Caffe
- Korona Pension ***Restaurant
- Roman Cellar Restaurant
- Vilmos Cellar
- Rezi Weinhouse - Strázsai Cellar
Did you know that
- wine has healing effects? It is largely due to alcohol, which increases the level of HDL cholesterol and decreases that of LDL cholesterol?
- consuming 1 to 2 glasses of wine (red wine) daily reduces the risk of heart disease?
- senile dementia can be delayed or prevented by drinking wine?
- the compounds of red grapes’ skin contain blood-thinning flavonoids, which also reduce the level of cholesterol?
Friday 13th did not bring the Borbély Family Winery bad luck.
On 13th February 2015 the Wine of Town Hévíz was chosen for the 8th time, organised by the Hévíz TDM Association.
During the public and professional rating of the jury, the visitors could taste the six best wines. They intended to choose the wine that reflects the atmosphere of town Hévíz and would certainly appeal to the general public. That is why the Borbély Family Winery’s Gabriella Muscat Ottonel ’2014’ of Badacsony was chosen. According to the opinion of the jury it is harmonious, elegant and keepable, it suits well to the atmosphere of the spa town and it could be a worthy representative of Hévíz, since this wine will represent the town at touristic and protocol events in 2015.
The Wine of Town Hévíz 2015 can be purchased in the Tourinform Office in Hévíz and will be available at most of the restaurants and bars of Hévíz from the end of February 2015.
Welschriesling of Rezi of the vintage 2013 has become the Wine of Town Hévíz
The 7th Wine of Town Hévíz Selection took place at 1 pm on 23rd April 2014 in the Assembly hall of the Local Government of Hévíz. 10 wineries from County Zala and the Balaton Wine Region were invited. All of them could enter with not more than two types of dry white wine produced in the Wine Region.
The jury finally, after several re-tasting and consultation, chose the Strázsai Winery’s Welschriesling of Rezi of the vintage 2013 as the wine of the year. They hope that this wine does not only represent high quality this year, but will also be very popular with the guests, since it is very nice, popular and consumer-friendly.
The winning wine is also unique, as it was grown and produced very close to Hévíz, in a relatively small winery in Rezi.