Led by IT expert turned winemaker István Bencze, Bencze Estate is one of the young, exciting, and innovative wineries on Szent György Hill. The cellar, which is located near Gilvesy Winery and Szászi Cellar, works 23 hectares to make wines originating in the valley of the Rhein, such as Welschriesling and sparkling wine.
In addition to the cellar, the family also runs a couple of rustic-Mediterranean style guesthouses, which are prefect for taking a break from the bustle of the city (or the Balaton shore). There’s no hake, lángos, or draft beer, but you can get fine wines, silence, and they sometimes even hold fine dining dinners made complete with wine tasting.
Here’s a top tip: Before you set off to climb up the hill in hopes of a wine tasting session, make sure to book an appointment first (the same policy applies to most of the wineries nearby).