Attila Homonna retrained as a winemaker after a career in marketing and advertising, and a brief stint working as a DJ in New York. After gaining experience with winemakers in Portugal and Languedoc, Attila decided to establish his own winery, and has been making some of Hungary’s most compelling wines since 1999.
Attila’s tiny estate in the Hungarian village of Erdőbénye is the definition of boutique winery - producing a mere 3,000 to 5,000 bottles a year. The quantity might be tiny, but the quality is most certainly outstanding. Attila’s 3 hectares of vines grow in the Határi, Csáky and Rány vineyards - some of the best sites in the villages of Erdőbénye and Olasziszka. The historic vineyards are planted to old clones of Furmint and Hárslevelű, Hungary’s most highly regarded white grape varieties, producing wines with immense focus and complexity. Attila seamlessly integrates traditional practices with innovative ideas in the cellar, and works exclusively with old vines and small yields in order to explore the full potential of his terroir. His wines are all fermented and aged in old barrels until Attila decides they are ready to be bottled.