Tamás Kis is the owner and winemaker of Somlói Vándor (“The Wanderer of Somló”) Winery. In 2010 after graduating from winemaking school, Tamás started working as a winemaker for Szent Andrea Winery in the northeastern Eger region. The same year he bought a small plot of land on Somló hill (northwestern Hungary) and began experimenting with producing wines there, as a hobby. He was a Budapest kid, working in Eger, and making his own wines in Somló. His constant travels back and forth between the two regions (a few hours drive) inspired the name of the winery. In 2014 he decided to quit his prestigious job in Eger and move permanently to Somló to build up his own wine brand. He now owns four hectares of vineyards, which are spread around 11 different parcels on the hill. He farms his vineyards organically, and uses no added yeast to ferment his wines. If the vintage allows, he does not filter his wines either. Hárslevelű is Tamás’ favorite grape variety. “It really shows the salty, smoky Somló terroir, next to great varietal aromatics,” he says. The grapes for this wine come from two organically farmed vineyards, the Seretés on the southern part of the hill and the Ragalja on the northwestern side of the hill. It was made with wild-yeast fermentation in INOX, and ten percent of the wine was aged in 500-liter oak barrels for eight months.