Arvay Family Winery

Arvay Family Winery, Ratka: Address, Phone Number, Arvay Family Winery Reviews: 5/5

Arvay Family Winery
5
About
Árvay Family Winery is located in Rátka, in the Tokaj wine region. The address is Rátka, Széchenyi tér 13. The Árvay family hold tastings for individual visitors and for groups also. The maximum size of a group is 40 person. Making an appointment is important before the visit. There are different wine tasting packages from which the visitors can choose. Credit card is accepted also.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

5.0
10 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Annette de Boer
2 contributions
Lovely visit to outstanding vinery
Aug 2019 • Couples
Recommanded by a person working at Divino in Budapest, we visited Janos and Angelika Arvay. Easy to find in Rátka, a lovely village in the Tokaj region, full of flowers. We were warmly welcomed and tasted an excellent selection of their wines, with clear explanations about the particular vines, soil conditions (and tasted a wine with tones of firestone!!), harvesting and production techniques. We bought quite a few boxes of their high quality wines to commemorate a wonderful morning in Ratka, and will continue to read in the book Tokaj, people and vineyards (by Daniel Kezdy) which Angelika and Janos signed for us on ‘their’ pages.
If you are interested in wines from the Tokaj region and want to meet truly inspiring people, do go to the Arvay family-run vinery in Ratka!
Written August 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Annette, Many thanks for your visit and for your review. It was our pleasure to meet you and we are happy you drove 100 kilometers for tasting our wines! I hope we will meet soon. Very best regards, see you soon, Angelika Árvay
Written September 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joanneveit
Edmonton, Canada16 contributions
More than repays the trouble of tracking down this wine tasting experience
Aug 2019
Mad is off the beaten track for most visitors to Hungary, and Ratka is off the beaten track from Mad, first, go to Tallya, the geographic centre of Europe, and off to your left, you'll find Ratka. You may not be as fortunate as we were to come across the winemaker's sister, who gave us directions, but everyone in Ratka can give you directions to the winery. The family, including the father and his daughter Angelika, are warm and hospitable. They have suggested formats for wine tasting, but if you tell Angelika what you are interested in, she'll arrange a unique tasting to satisfy you. If you have only tasted Arvay wines at one of the Michelin starred restaurants in Budapest, you'll find a broader, challenging, selection here. A surprise was the firm's dry sargamuskotely: the heady scent of the grape, and some fruit flavour, but with enough acidity to give the wine tautness. If you've never really liked a muskotaly, you must try this one. Their 6 putts aszu is, of course, "liquid gold".
Written August 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Many thanks for the review and the nice words! It was our pleasure to meet you and show our wines. I really hope we can continue our conversation soon either in Mád, Rátka or in Budapest. You are always welcome in our place! Very warm wishes, Angelika Árvay
Written August 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel H
5 contributions
A gem of the Tokaj wine region
Apr 2017 • Couples
We visited the Arvay Family WInery on Easter Monday, and spent an interesting and informative few hours with Angelika, learning about the region, the geology, the wine and her family (all of whom are wine makers in their own rights). We had come seeking the sweet wines for which Tokaj is renowned, but Angelika also produces a number of interesting dry styles of normally sweet wines, the dry furmint and the dry muscat, being especially note worthy.

Angelika also asked about our plans for the rest of the day, and provided suggestions for other vineyards to visit, activity which were being hosted that day, and advice on things to see and do.

We were welcomed in, Angelika opened up just for us on what is a public holiday, and had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend Arvay and their wines to anyone visiting the area.
Written June 11, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sándor C
Budapest, Hungary1 contribution
Absolute must to visit this Tokaj winery
Jun 2016 • Couples
Lovely, family run winery, with exceptional good nice sweet wines. Do not forget to try Édesem. Very good dry furmint wines. My favorite dry was 2014 Istenhegy Furmint. There are only 2000 bottles are made.
Written September 20, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katy005
Sevenoaks14 contributions
Fantastic experience at a family-run winery
Sep 2015 • Friends
We spent a fascinating couple of hours with Angelika and her brother learning all about their wine. Angelika was incredibly helpful when we were planning our trip and even organised a taxi for us. Would highly recommend a visit.
Written September 15, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hamster Raul
Krakow, Poland98 contributions
Not easy to find, but if you're into good wine a great place to visit
Aug 2011
I was recently in Tokaj and wanted to visit some of the best wineries in Hungary. I contacted a number of places but was unable to arrange a visit with places such as Disznoko & Royal Tokaj, but struck gold with Janos Arvay.
I phoned the winery when I was already in Ratka and was able to orgnise a tour immediately, but you might want to email ahead.
We made our way to Ratka (not an easy place to find) and were then given a tour of the wineyards and an extended tasting session at Janos's home.
Janos has won national awards for his wine and the oak aged dry white wines were outstanding. The Chardonnay offers the best bang for you buck at around 13 Euros/bottle.
The place is best visited by car, if only because you will want to take some home with you. Our tour was free (but we bought quite a lot), I don't know if a 'tour only' would be charged for.
Anyway, if you are in Tokaj (same also applies for Eger), avoid the cellers in the town, and make an effort to visit one of the growers - it really is an amazing experience.
Written September 1, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing