The story of Pipacs és Pillangó Pince in pictures
In 2012, we purchased two adjacent pieces of land, one with a tiny vineyard and some fruit trees and the other covered by a jungle of wild grapes. We cleared the land completely, had the soil tested to get permission to plant a new vineyard populated with Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes; we sank a borehole to provide us with a water supply and started on the journey of our dreams.
The soil in our vineyard was declared by the experts
to be ideal for the grapes we were intending to plant. In the early
summer of 2013, with the help of an expert crew, we planted the Cabernet
Franc vines followed later that autumn by the Merlot.
The wonders of nature
Every year we have the privilege of watching in awe as Mother Nature transforms the dry, brown sticks that are our vines at the end of the winter into the beautiful, full-bodied, dark green vines that give birth to the dark blue grapes from which we make the Pipacs és Pillangó red wines. This amazing transformation happens in the 8 months from March to October. It is indeed a true Wonder of Nature.
year Mother Nature takes us on this incredible journey – she
is in charge.
The press house and cellar
There was a small cellar under our house which needed to be re-designed and turned into a working space fit for our wine-making plans. We used the time while the grape vines were gaining strength to gradually expand the cellar and build a new press house. It was a gradual process because, at the same time, we were buying grapes and improving our wine-making skills. We used these annual “rehearsals” to get ourselves and our processes ready for the launch this small boutique winery.
Our wine selection
Pictured below are the wines that we currently have for sale:
We also have in safe storage other red wines (from the 2019 and 2020 vintages) that we judge are still too young to be offered for sale. We will probably put the full-bodied 2019 vintage on the market later this year. Our judgement is that the 2020 vintage is unlikely to be fully ready for your drinking pleasure before the late summer or autumn of 2022.
The wine terrace
Above our new press house we designed and had built
a wine terrace designed for our own daily use and for conducting wine
tastings. We encourage you to come and visit us, sit on our wine terrace
and taste the latest Pipacs és Pillangó
wines (see CONTACT US).
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