Busy - busy - busy: Wino Magazine Gala Dinner & BBC Good Food Show the Same Week

Last week was definitely a busy one for Omar, co-proprietor of Royal Somló Vineyards, as he was deployed to fly the flag for Juhfark in Warsaw for two days. WINO Magazyn, the largest and most respected consumer title in Poland, was holding its 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Tasting on 6th and 7th November 2012, where Royal Somló J 2009 was received very well. In fact, the Polish seem to have a secret love affair with Somló and Juhfark, as Omar reported upon his return.
There was not much time left to rest, because we both were at the BBC Good Food Show on Saturday, 10th November 2012. Yet again, we met crowds of foodies and wine enthusiasts who enjoyed savouring Royal Somló J 2009 at the Tokaj Merchant’s stand, who had been appointed as one of Royal Somló‘s importers in the UK.
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Bogrács, Flavours & Juhfark

The 2012 Royal Somló Summer Party - Photo Report

28 July 2012

We were delighted to receive a select group of wine lovers, professionals, connoisseurs, friends and family at Royal Somló Vineyards’ second summer party.
Along the traditional bogrács, we served a home-made mezze selection including baba ganoush, hummus and haloumi cheese. Check out some of the photos here or visit and like our ”>image page for more.

See you in 2013,

Omar & Peter


Royal Somló J 2009 Featured in “Cult Wines” Master Class at Wine Professional 2012 (Amsterdam)

9 January 2012
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We are honoured and humbled to have been selected to be among the only four wines presented at the Cult Wines Master Class at Wine Professional in Amsterdam.

Jef and Nadine of Culinaire Verwennerij bij Jef, a Michelin-starred restaurant on the island of Texel in the Netherlands, created a dish for each of the selected wines. Royal Somló J was beautifully matched with a composition of Zeeland flat oyster spiced with capers and mustard, served in a tomato jelly infused with lemongrass, ginger and star of anise.

We are delighted that Bij Jef is the third Michelin-starred restaurant to list our wine. Miranda Beems Wijnimport is representing us proudly in The Netherlands.

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Royal Somló Summer Party

Almost 50 friends and colleagues joined us at Royal Somló Vineyards for an authentic Hungarian bogrács party on Wednesday, 20 July 2011. The summer party featured a range of delicious vegetarian dishes as well, such as Greek salad, houmous, hallumi cheese, Indian-infused couscous, marinated olives, blue-cheese and sun-dried tomato topped polenta. A tasting of Royal Somló J 2007 and 2009 vintages kicked off the dinner and a delicious 2008 furmint filled the carafes to accompany the meal. If you have not liked the Royal Somló Facebook page yet, you can do so when checking out more photos of the summer party.

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Royal Somló Supports the Shoreditch Ball

Royal Somló Vineyards is proud to have supported the Shoreditch Ball organised to raise funds for local charities taking care of people living with dementia, stroke and MS. We are thrilled to have worked with such other prestigious wineries as the Meerlust Estate and the Foundry, purveyors of the finest South African red wines to the ball. The evening was sparkling both with glamour and fine Hungarian sparkling wine from the Chapel HIll range.

Royal Somló Raises ¥20,000 for Charity in Tokyo

July 2010
We are proud to announce that Royal Somló J 2007 has raised ¥ 20,000 in Tokyo at a charity dinner. The Japan Wine Challenge organised the event in support of the Tyler Foundation providing assistance to children living with cancer. The charity gala dinner was attended by H.I.H. Princess Takamado and it raised funds in excess of ¥ 11 million.


The 2009 Vintage on Pre-allocation

The pre-allocation of Royal Somló J 2009 is now open.

A vertical tasting of three vintages: 2007, 2008 and 2009 will be presented in London this autumn. Exact date and venue to be confirmed. By invitation only.

To register your interest for the vertical tasting and the pre-allocation contact us by clicking here.

Omar Speaks at VinCE in Budapest on 20th March 2010

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Omar Honigh-Csizmadia, co-proprietor of Royal Somló Vineyards and MD of Kemistry, will be speaking on branding at VinCE 2010, a showcase of Central and Eastern European wines between 20-21 March 2010.

Royal Somló Launched in Singapore

We were fortunate to host a group of wine professionals, connoisseurs and enthusiasts in the Corriander Leaf in Singapore.

Celebrity Chef Samia Ahad created a stunning menu of Middle Eastern and South-east Asian specialties to complement Royal Somló J 2007.


Annette Scarfe, a local wine educator, initiated a fascinating discussion by inviting fellow tasters to comment on the food and wine matching. All our distinguished guests expressed their highly regarded opinion.

Whilst personal preferences, in terms of the best food and wine pairing, varied; all the guests agreed that the fresh acids, lively minerality and the complex flavours made Royal Somló J 2007 a brilliant accompaniment to South-east Asian dishes. Richard Nemes, MD of Wines of Hungary, expressed his appreciation for ‘this very attractive Juhfark’.


An Award Winning Wine

Royal Somló J 2007 has been awarded with a bronze at the Wine Style Asia Award 2009.

John Chua, Chief Judge, led a prestigious panel of experts, including, among many others: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Singapore), Arisaka Fumiko (Japan), Susie Wu (China) and Kym Milne MW (Australia). We are honoured to receive this acknowledgment.

Royal Somló Celebrates the Flavours of Asia

15 October 2009

We are excited to launch Royal Somló J 2007 for a group of distinguished guests in Singapore on 23rd October 2009. The launch will be the first ever dinner to feature Juhfark, this ancient Hungarian grape variety, to a group of wine professionals and enthusiasts in Asia.

We are proud to work with Chef Samia Ahad of the Coriander Leaf, who has created a delicious dinner menu of South-east Asian and Middle Eastern specialties to complement our first vintage.