Hungary. The legendary Gal Tibor winery
“In the U.S.A, Belgium, and France – people I have never met keep asking me with delight whether I am the child of Tibor Gál, the chief winemaker of Ornellaia and the most fantastic man they have ever met.”
When you think about Hungarian wine legends, you think about Gal Tibor winery. Located in the center of Eger, this is a winery that every wine enthusiast wants to visit. Their story, with the father and wine world legend Tibor Gal passing away in 2005, is sad and beautiful at the same time, as this has given a new start to the winery. Children Veronika and Tibor Jr. are both in the business now, running the winery and shop and continuing their father’s work, balancing between his foundation and wine lovers’ desires today.
It is an absolute pleasure to sit in this authentic, yet modern winery garden tasting wines and nibbling something the chef has prepared. There's no haute-cuisine, but you get some beautiful local produce appetizers and dishes here. If you check the calendar, you might run into one of their Saturday Slow Food markets and that is a very delightful thing to do.
Our favourite wines:
Gal Tibor Fuzio
Gal Tibor Egri Csillag
Gal Tibor Kadarka
Story and pictures: Signe Meirane
Camera: Sony Alpha 7s