Six of the best terroir-focused Villány wineries

2. Hummel Winery

HummelFounded in 1998 by part-time Berlin lawyer Horst Hummel, Hummel Winery has been working organically since 2008 and has been certified as such since 2009. Horst Hummel has been using biodynamic preparations in the vineyard as of the 2016 vintage – making Hummel one of only two biodynamic wineries in the Villány region (the other is the Demeter-certified Wassmann).

Hummel’s vineyard area extends to just 7.5ha with Portugieser (he makes some quite serious wine from this grape), Kékfrankos, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc the focus from the vineyard areas Villany Jammerthal, Nagyharsány Várerdö and Nagytótfalu Verebes-rét.

Hummel also produces Hárslevelü and Traminer from bought-in grapes.

A committed terroirist, Hummel uses only spontaneous fermentation and no additives except a small amount of sulphur dioxide in his wines. While there is obvious concentration there, these are distinctively fresh, high-toned, supple wines.

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