- COMMENDED (2013) Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
Béres was founded in 2002 with the purchase of 10 hectares; this is now closer to 50 hectares following extensive vineyard plantings on the clay, chalk and tufa soils. The winery in Erd?bénye is about 100 miles north-east of Budapest and surrounded by mountains and oak forests. Erd?bénye has quite a few cooperages that produce barrels for wineries in Hungary and right around the world. The winery is gravity-fed with the presses located almost directly beneath where the grapes are received. Gravity-fed wineries don’t rely on pumps for the movement of grapes and juice, employing gravity to gently ‘pour’ these precious elements through the process. Being nearly new and purpose built, the winery has both state-of-the-art equipment and extensive underground cellars in which they mature the wine, often in locally produced barrels.