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PRODUCERS Tere is simply not enough room to write about all the quality producers in Tokaj. While the list below does not include them all, I encourage you to try Dobogo Winery, Holdvolgy Winery, Basilicus Winery and Majoros Estate, as well as Kvaszinger Winery. Visiting the wineries is a very pleasant experience as the Hungarian people are friendly and hospitable with an excellent sense of humor and love to show you their wines. Difcult to fnd and difcult to pronounce, these wines will reward your eforts. BARTA WINERY Founded in 2003, the Barta Family owns one of the most important, high-quality vineyards in Tokaj known as Oreg Kiraly Dulo or the Old King Vineyard in the village of Mad. Atilla Homonna is the winemaker. Furmint Old King Vineyard (Oreg Kiraly Dulo) 2012 - Dry and crisp with the favors of apple, lemon, lime, mineral and a light herbal tinge, all in a medium- to full-body that is tasty and delicious. GRÓF DEGENFELD WINERY Founded in 1996 and owned by the Count Degenfeld Family. Degenfeld Hotel is the place to stay in the region and is located on the same grounds as their vineyards and winery, making it a great place to visit the winery and its forward-thinking winemaker Vivien Ujvari. Furmint Estate 2014 - Honeysuckle, yellow apple, apricot, mandarin orange and ginger with a light mineral favor combine in this fresh, dry, medium-bodied wine with light oak ageing. ERZSÉBET CELLAR Founded in 1992 and owned by the Pracser Family. Every family member involved has a degree in viticulture and oenology including Hajnalka Prascer, the intelligent and affable estate manager. Hajnalka's husband Ronn Wiegand is a Master Sommelier and Master of Wine and also helps at the winery. Furmint Estate 2012-Tasty mandarin orange, apricot and peach that is dry, crisp, complex and full-favored. An intense yet refreshing wine with delicious minerals in a medium frame. BÉRES ESTATE Founded in 2002 and owned by the Beres Family, the estate benefits from the family business acumen of Beres Drops, a nutritional supplement known globally. Awarded Hungary's most beautiful winery in 2015. Furmint Estate 2014 - Fresh, lively and crisp, bursting with citrus, green apple and light white peach with a medium body and a fnish that is both vivacious and persistent. sl A Certifed Wine Educator, Harper is one of 140 professionals in North America and 220 worldwide who have earned the title Master Sommelier. slmag.net 61

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