The story of Villa Tolnay
Ten years ago Philipp Oser the owner of winery first time visited the hill Csobánc. Then he instantly fell in love with the landscape and the special atmosphere. There was a house on the hill, he immediately knew that this was his place. Csobánc hill, located on the Northern shore of Lake Balaton, in the Tapolca basin, is one of the most beautiful volcanic mountains in Hungary. The southern slopes of the mountain are excellent. Philipp Oser did not know that the house has a unique history.
The original villa was the weekend house of the famous Hungarian actress Klari Tolnay. When the building was acquired in 2004 by Philipp Oser, out of respect for the actress he has kept the name, he named his winery Villa Tolnay .
The Badacsony wine area
"When I first came here, I experienced the terroir, the potential of the soil and the climate. I could sense it in some wines of the region, but I could not find the perfect wine that showed the true potential. My idea was to use the potential of the whole environment here and get it into the wine. To bring what you see here, what you smell here and what you sense here into the bottle. In the last ten years, I think we found our unique style of wine. We have learnt how we can translate the terroir character of Csobánc or Badacsony into our wines." - Philipp Oser
"We consider wine one of the most valuable cultural heritages of Hungary. Our goal is to create high-quality, unique wines by international standards."
We are looking forward to seeing you in our winery!
Philipp Oser Founder, Owner, Chief Winemaker - Laszlo Nagy, Winery estate manager, Co-owner