Benedek Pince – Third-generation winemaker Péter Benedek carries on his family’s legacy

By Published On: February 19, 2024
In the village of Gyöngyöstarján in Hungary’s Mátra region, third-generation winemaker Péter Benedek carries on his family’s legacy in his grandfather’s original cellar, along with the assistance of his parents, who help care for the vineyards.

Over time, the family has expanded the estate vineyards from 1.5 to 17 hectares. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cserszegi Fuszeres, Hárslevelű, Sauvignon Blanc, Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir and more. Below are examples of Benedek’s fine whites and reds.

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