CellarHand was introduced to the wines of Attila Homonna by Roland Velich, the Blaufränkisch maestro behind Moric in Austria’s Mittelburgenland. Attila set his little enterprise up in the village of Erdőbénye in 1999 in a quest to make world-class dry white wines from the indigenous grape varieties Furmint and Hárslevelű, hitherto better known for producing some of the world’s finest sweet wines. Attila farms three hectares in the Határi, Csáky and Rány vineyards in the villages of Erdőbénye and Olaszliszka. He specifically searched out old vineyards planted with old clones of these two indigenous grapes. His vines yield small, loose-berried bunches which are capable of delivering great complexity and intensity.
About Attila Homonna
Attila Homonna’s curious, ever-searching nature led him to leave behind the world of marketing and advertising in order to make wine. He was among the pioneers producing serious dry wines from the Furmint and Hárslevelű grape varieties. His is a small boutique winery with a capacity of 50 hectolitres and producing only between 3,000 and 5,000 bottles of wine a year. Attila tries to integrate innovative ideas into the traditional practices of the craft, and offer something more than just traditional Tokaj wine. The wines are all fermented and aged in barrels until Attila decides that is time to bottle them.