Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bock Villanyi Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Hungary

We brought a couple of bottles of Hungary's finest wine back with us ... and we opened this one just a couple of days ago. It was worth the wait ... very good!

I found this info online ... The Bock winery is one of Hungary’s leading producers, with a long and remarkable history of making wine. József Bock was awarded the prestigious title Hungarian Winemaker of the year by the Hungarian Wine Academy in 1992.

The Bock family’s winemaking tradition can be traced back to the eighteenth century and spans over nine generations. Along the way, history has tested each generation of the family. Most notably, World War II, and the ensuing Communist-led government meant nationalisation of wine production. However, in 1958 the family was able to buy back a small area of the estate it had lost to state ownership. Since the fall of communism, the Bock winery has gone from strength to strength, establishing itself as one of the pioneering producers in the new wave of private wineries in Hungary.

The current owner of the family estate, József Bock, is a qualified mechanical engineer and
took over running the winery after his father passed away. From this relatively modest
inheritance in 1981, József Bock has gradually built up a 55 hectare estate with plots of land
in most of the very best vineyard sites in Villány. At the same time he has extended and
modernised the winery, which is equipped with all the latest technology, and built a
seventeen room guest house with its own restaurant.

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