Tamás Kiss is the owner and winemaker of Somlói Vandor (“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 started producing wines there as a hobby. He was travelling back and forth between the two regions (a few hours drive) constantly—hence the name of the winery—a Budapest kid working in Eger and making hobby wines in Somló. It went like this for the first couple of years until in 2014 when he decided to quit his prestigious job in Eger and move permanently to Somló to produce his wines. He now owns 4 hectares of vineyards, distributed in 11 different parcels around the hill. He farms his vineyards organically, and uses no added yeast to ferment his wines. If the vintage allows it, he does not filter his wines either. This Juhfark, an indigenous Hungarian variety, is made from grapes from a head-pruned, bush-vine vineyard planted in terraces (teraszok). The vineyard is next to his tasting room, on the idyllic southern slope of Somló hill. After a spontaneous fermentation, this wine spent eight months in used oak barrels to preserve its elegant fruity aromas, while gaining complexity through the oxygen contact that the barrel allows. This wine has the classic Somló minerality, along with a ripe fruit profile, rich body, and a long finish. An excellent example of a delicious Juhfark. Wines like this make us remember why Juhfark is the most famous grape of the hill.