winery & kitchen

PAP wines is an artisan winery making "vins de garage" style wines. It was founded by Aron Molnar and Karina Vissonova owing to the passion for wine and the joy of working with nature. We handcraft a small selection of high quality wines.

 

Our vineyards of 2.8ha are cared for with low intervention methods, cultivating their highest potential to produce vintages representing the terroir. We believe the lay of the land and the volcanic soil of the Szent György-hegy offers unique wines true to the land.

Our job is to bottle this truth.

PAP wines – bottling the truth.


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wines


The basalt rich volcanic soil of the Szent György-hegy, its generous slopes facing the lake Balaton and the preserved biodiversity compose a land with distinct characteristics for its vineyards. Our vineyards are located on 2.8 hectares on the South and South-East slopes of the volcano. We work with low-intervention biodynamic methods of vineyard care. The grapes are harvested by hand.

 

Our small selection of up to 8000 bottles is made in "vins de garage" style as well as with ancestral wine making methods. We craft our wines with low intervention in the making process, containing low sulphites and no additives. Both red and white wines are matured in barrique barrels of Hungarian oak. We have single vineyard wines and wines from our renovated 40 year old vineyard.

 

All our wines show considerable notes of volcanic minerals and salinity attributed to the wines of the Szent György-hegy. Our white wines tend to offer intense colour and complex pallettes, characterisitic to volcanic wines.

 

We specialise in Pinot Noir and ‘Bazalt’ cuvee as our red wines, Pinot Gris, Olaszriszling and 'Bazanite' cuvee as our white wines, and macerated white wines or amber wines.

 

For wine enquiries please call or SMS +36 30 374 3099, or email to papwines.hu@gmail.com

 

Szent György-hegy 935/1, 8265 Hegymagas

Google maps: PAP Wines

46°50’3″N 17°27’17″E

 


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Heima Photos

winery's kitchen

 

Since 2017, we opened our winery and our home to dining guests.

Our Winery's Kitchen concept is simple – traditional, sometimes long forgotten vegetarian recipes of many cultures, from French farm food to Indian or Japanese street food. We favour a culture of sharing food, akin to "tapas" and "izakaya" dining.

 

Our recipes are collected from travels, friends, the families of our friends, and created by the simple love for making delicious and rich food full of flavour. We grow our own organic vegetables, seeds, nuts and herbs and carefully select our more exotic ingredients, or bring them from our travels.

 

The Winery's Kitchen is open for dinners on our terrace on weekends during the season. Our terrace is small with limited seats, therefore we offer two seatings 17.00-19.00 and 19.00-22.00. Prior reservations are recommended.

June: Friday - Saturday.
July-August: Thursday-Sunday (Sunday single 17:00 seating)
September: Friday-Saturday

Reservations can only be made by call or SMS +36 30 374 3099.

We do not guaratnee reservations made via Facebook, Whatsapp or other social media.

Please note that we may cancel your reservation if you are delayed over 30min.

Families with children are warmly welcome in the seating 17.00-19.00.

 


our story

 

We never thought of becoming wine makers. We fell into the craft after we had discovered our home on the Szent György-hegy, where we settled to begin a peaceful life, to live in harmony with nature and give ourselves enough time to truly experience our lives. The wine making just so happened as both of us always appreciated a good glass of wine and here we found ourselves amongst spectacular vineyards and wineries. What else could we have done but to make wine.


Aron was born in London to Hungarian German parents. Istvan and Bella Molnar were the restauranteurs behind the success of the two famous Hungarian restaurants in London - their own "Molnars", and the Soho based "Gay Hussar" managed by Bella. The "Gay Hussar" was a place with simple food and good wine, never short of dining guests, among them some prominent public figures. The senior Molnars themselves were prolific cooks often entertaining guests in their home. The love for cooking and wine stayed with Aron when he left London and travelled through the Middle East and the Mediterranean, learning and experiencing the many foods of these cultures. He learnt to cook staple Indian cuisine from a family in North India, where he lived for 5 years. He walked in the Himalayas for months observing the food culture in tea houses along the path.


Karina, born in Riga, and Aron met in Copenhagen, where Aron’s occupation as a DJ and Karina's studies had led them. After many years in Scandinavia's most hip city, Aron and Karina settled in Hungary.


The name, PAP is short for “Papa Aron Pince” developed from Aron’s DJ name - Papa Aron, and which later came to be the “PAP wines”.
PAP wines is a venture which developed without a grand plan. Our first wines were made for own enjoyment. We were simply being curious what is the best wine that can be produced from each harvest. Our vision for the PAP wines is to remain a small boutique winery.

 

 

contact us

 

For wine tastings and enquiries please call or SMS +36 30 374 3099, or email to papwines.hu@gmail.com.

 

 

Heima Photos
Heima Photos


 

Szent György-hegy 935/1, 8265 Hegymagas

 

Google maps: PAP Wines

 

46°50’3″N 17°27’17″E

Graphic design by walterwerner.design

 

Photos by Varju Kata, Körösi Tamás, OPhoto, Vajas Bal´ázs, Heima and PAP wines