To discover Hungary's southernmost wine region, you can choose the Villány-Siklós Wine Route, which includes 18 villages and the vineyards around them, and you can visit quite a few sights on your trip. You can do parts of this, or even all of it, on two wheels or by foot, depending on how fit you are and how much time you have. You can sign up for vineyard tours and taste wine at the Bock, Gere, Sauska, Tiffán, Malatinszky, Jammertal, Csányi and numerous other great wineries. And if you come to this region for several days, you shouldn’t miss the Siklós Castle, which is one of the area’s main attractions.
The wine region was named after: Villány
The settlement has many famous wineries, and it’s not easy to choose where to eat, and drink some wine. Local producers focus on the Cabernet Franc grape variety, and the wines that are made solely of this type of grape have received protection of origin under the name Villányi Franc.
In a 300-year-old press house you can find the local wine museum, which has one of the largest collections in the country. Hundreds of objects present the art of winemaking, from grape planting through plant protection to bottling. You can also see a 3.5-tonne French semi-automatic bottler here, which dates from the 1940s as well as a nice collection of 19th-century wooden grape presses.