Ede Puchinger, or as everyone calls him in the Somló region, “uncle Ede”, was born in the region of Ajka-Csingervölgy, into families of craftsmen and mineworkers. He has been fascinated by the slopes of the Somló Hill since his childhood. He bought his first land in 1983 next to the chapel of St. Margaret, upon a friend’s recommendation who happened to be a winemaker in Somló.
Once they had a vineyard, the family has spent all their free time in Somló with pleasure, including uncle Ede’s children and wife. His son, Zoltán is an oenologist, while his other son, Ede is a winemaker-technician and plant pathologist.
In 1992, they used an inheritance to buy the property now called Öreg Holló Wine Cellar, which was back then a land of 1 hectare with a completely ruined press house and a buried cellar, which are now beautifully restored. The original wine press and cellar was already marked on a military map of 1857.
Offering a picturesque view, Öreg Holló Wine Cellar provides programs by prior appointment for up to 25 visitors, such as cooking in traditional cauldron, bacon frying or wine tasting accompanied by wine biscuits.
The wine cellar offers tasting of native Furmint, Juhfark, Welschriesling, Yellow muscat and Pinot gris varieties. Their wines are produced by oxidative process, using traditional fermentation in oak barrels.
They have been taking part in wine competitions on a yearly basis since 1991, where they usually finish in the first three.
Sale of wine
Bulk wine: from 600 HUF/litre
Öreg Holló Pince
Winemaker: Puchinger Ede
Opening hours: by prior appointment
GPS: N 47.151992000; E 17.369038000;