Villány is Hungary’s southernmost region, and due to the climate, it is better known for its reds. The region stretches around 25 kilometers across the south-facing slopes of the Villány Hills and is divided into two districts: Villány, which comprises the village of Villány and four other neighboring villages, and Siklós, which extends over twelve settlements. Siklós is slightly cooler, and produces more white wine than the rest of the region—particularly Olaszrizling and Hárslevelű. Before Europe’s phylloxera disaster in the 19th century, white varieties were more common than red in Villány, but the balance was tipped towards red after vineyards were replanted. The Stier family Winery—founded by a businessman who followed his passion for wine later in life—is located in Siklós. Because this wine is from a warmer southern region, we can’t expect the high acidity that an Olaszrizling from areas like Balaton or Somló might have. This wine has refreshing flavors of lime, lemon zest, almond, apricot, flowers, candied kiwis, and candied apple. The nose is shy, but the flavors are vibrant and clear. This is a highly enjoyable, light-bodied wine which works well along with some salty snacks such as olives, ham, or cheese. It also works well with dishes with some spice.