Founded in 2015 by Bálint Lőrinczy, Steigler is an exciting addition to the winemaking scene in the Sopron region. Just across the border from Austria, near Lake Fertő, winemaking here dates to the Celts. The region has a noticeably German-character, with its wines sharing some similarities to the wines of nearby Burgenland. Winemaker Tamás Varga has 21 hectares (52 acres) of organically farmed vineyards to work with. All of Steigler’s wines are organic, and they are located on some of Sopron’s best slopes, including the Steiger, Frettner, and Spern Steiner. One of the important characteristics of the soil in this region is the mica slate on the surface, which is found nowhere else in Hungary. The winery is especially proud of its Furmint plantations, since Furmint was a major grape in the region until the early 20th century. This is a deliciously intense wine. It was fermented and matured in large oak barrels, and aged on its fine lees for 10 months. Its flavors and aromas are ripe, full, and concentrated—apricots, peach, honey, flowers, and a hint of oak spiciness. This full-bodied wine is a versatile one for food pairings. Try it with a lemony roasted chicken, enchiladas, or sushi.