- 7 Dec 2020 9:20 AM
- Hungary Matters
The prize, established by the Hungarian Wine Academy, the National Council of Hill Communities and the Hungarian Association of Grape and Wine Growers, is an acknowledgment of the collective achievements of a vintner and includes an assessment of the way they promote their own products and celebrate Hungary’s wine culture as well as an evaluation of their wines.
Borbely was picked from among five nominees. It was the ninth time he was nominated for the title. In remarks before the announcement of the award, Borbely, a native of Badacsony, acknowledged his parents, who instilled a love of viticulture and winemaking in him.
In his travels around the world, Borbley said he had learnt to appreciate the complex terroir of the Badacsony wine region, with its diverse vineyards, volcanic monadnocks and the effect of Lake Balaton.
Getting to Borbély Family Winery
Take the usual route to Balaton from Budapest, then head to Badacsony and you will find it located on the left side of the road from Badacsonytomaj to Káptalantóti - approx. 1.5 km from the Basalt Church.
Once there you can taste award-winning wines on the terrace or in the cellar – even in winter.
Note: it's best to register in advance, then you can arrange tasty local food as required.
Phone: +36 30 927 1414
Address: 8258 Badacsonytomaj, Káptalantóti út 19.
Photo: courtesy of Borbély Winery