The best wines, spirits, wine producers, wine bars and wine merchants of Hungary were awarded at the Vince Award ceremony on Friday at the Vince Gala at the Marriott Hotel in Budapest, where the general public can also taste the nominees on Friday and Saturday.
In Vince D’s vote, which began in late September, those interested could select their favorites from items suggested by professional and public ambassadors in 33 subcategories of 8 categories, from three items each. Seven thousand people took part in the public vote by the end of October, the organizers told MTI on Friday.
In summary, the results of the vote show that in the minds of wine consumers, the iconic wine regions have merged with certain grape varieties: furmint and linden, for example, Tokaj wines received the most votes, while the winners of the more full-bodied red wine categories came from Villány and Szekszárd.
József Bock won the Lifetime Achievement Award for the best winemaker this year, whose family has been engaged in viticulture and winemaking in the Villány wine region since 1850.
Award for the best winery was founded 18 years ago Winery of the Archabbey of Pannonhalma received, which also falls into four categories according to the candidates, two of which he also won.
Of the white wines, its grape variety became the best the Etyek Mansion Sauvignon blanc 2019, the Bussay Cellar Kövecs Pinot Gris 2018 (Zala Wine Region), Count Degenfeld Vineyard Terézia Hárslevelű 2018 (Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region), the Figula Winery VII wine palace (VII.C.B220 Riesling 2017, Kovács Nimród Winery Chardonnay Battonage 2016 (Eger wine region), Szepsy István Úrágya Furmint 2017 (Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region), Frittmann Winery Irsai Olivér 2020 (Kunság wine region), and Sárgakamus2.
The competition of white blends the 2020 Hemina cuvée of the Pannonhalma Abbey Winery, and the other white wine category were won by the 2019 Top Selection Aranyhegy Juhfark of the Tornai Winery of Somló.
Rose category the 2020 Premium Rosé of the Lajver Wine Estate in Szekszárd received the most votes.
THE red wines the best of them grape variety was Géza Balla Sziklabor Kadarka 2017 made in the Ménesi Wine Region, the Takler Wine Estate Szenta-hegyi Kékfrankos 2016 (Szekszárd Wine Region), the Vesztergombi Cellar Szekszárd Bodzás Cabernet sauvignon 2017 Merlot 2018 (Villány Wine Region), Pannonhalma Abbey Winery Pinot Noir 2020, and Takler Wine Estate Syrah Premium 2017.
Of the bull’s blood Eger lot, the 2017 Merengő of St. Andrea Vineyard and Winery was chosen by the audience, Gere Attila Kopar 2017 won among the red cuvées, and the best of the other red wines was the blend of Heimann Winery Barbarian 2017 (Szekszárd wine region).
Among the champagnes made by the traditional process Kreinbacher Birtok Brut Classic (Nagy-Somló wine region) was chosen by the most, while in the other bubble category, Etyeki Kúria Pláne Frizzante Rosé received the most votes.
Tokaji wine is won from natural sweet wines, as well as the aszú category: the 2017 vintage of Balassa Winery Betsek Sweet Szamorodni “Quartz” and the 2013 aszú of István Szepsy won the Vince Award.
Between the spirits 1Csepp Pálinka Black Cherry-Raspberry pálinka and Seven Hills Tokaj ginje won the category victory.
Award for the best wine label Bolyki Egri Csillag 2020, the best wine bar / wine restaurant category was won by the St. Andrea Wine & Sky Bar in Budapest, and the Best Wine / Spirits trade was won by the Wine Company.