Peter Nagyvaradi is one of the shooting stars of the Balaton natural wine scene
Peter Nagyváradi is an emerging young winemaker on the northern shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. He draws inspiration from his homeland in Villány, as well as the geological expertise of his father and the leading role of his grandfather in Pécs' viticulture research institute. After completing his diploma, he embarked on a wine journey that took him from Hungary to New Zealand and Chile. During this journey, he discovered his passion for natural wines and ecologically managed vineyards. In Europe, he found like-minded individuals who shared his philosophy.
In 2018, he decided to delve into the unique terroir of the Balaton region. In 2019, Peter came across neglected, very old Welschriesling bush vines, which he revitalized on weekends, igniting the passion for winemaking within him. It was initially a challenge, but the fruits of his labor thrive better each year. Two years later, he acquired additional plots of Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) and Chardonnay on the Tihany Peninsula, and in 2022, a cellar in Balatonfüred.
Today, Peter Nagyváradi manages two hectares in five different parcels and sources grapes from local organic producers for his entry-level wines. His primary goal? To express the diversity of the region through old, traditional vineyards while staying in harmony with nature.