Etyek is located just west of the Buda hills, and is considered a cold-climate area. Historically, the region has been home to the country’s largest and most important sparkling wine producers. The Hernyák family sees the region’s terroir as ideal for both high quality sparkling wine and for unique white wines. Tomi Hernyák is the winery’s second generation, taking over from his dad, László—who is still very active in this exciting family operation.
Hernyák’s first orange wine is a blend of the Királyleányka and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. The grape must spent 14 days macerating with its skins in open vats. In the glass, this wine shows a beautiful pale orange color. It has aromas of mango, underripe pineapple, and nutmeg. It has a surprisingly crisp acidity, which is rare for an orange wine. Pair this wine with spicy foods such as Indian, Thai, or Hungarian.