The Folly Arboretum and Winery, also known as the Balaton’s Garden of Eden, is a family business. Visitors can see exotic tree species in the garden and try delicious wines at the winery, now with a completely redesigned label.
After ten years, Folly Arboretum and Winery is renewing its brand. The arboretum was founded 115 years ago in Badacsonyörs, and the business incorporates the traditions of four generations, Sokszínű Vidék reports.
The labels on the Folly wine bottles are completely redesigned. The newly produced bottles come with the new labels, which have different bark patterns on them, representing the iconic tree species found in the arboretum. For example, their Kéknyelű (a citrus-scented white wine) has the bark of the Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica) on its label, a tree planted in the garden by Gyula Folly in the 1970s.
Current owner Réka Folly said regarding the rebranding:
“We will never forget our family ties, where we come from, which values we learnt and which ones we will pass on, what influence we are going to have on the next generation. There would be no Folly wine without the arboretum and the 115-year-long dedicated work of our family. This way, we would like to honour the past, showcasing the garden’s treasures and the barks of iconic trees on the labels of our wines.”
The Folly Arboretum and Winery is a unique collection of cedars and cypresses. At the beginning of the 20th century, Dr Gyula Folly (1867-1915), a doctor from Pecs, decided to replace his native oaks with exotic tree species. The area where he started the planting covered only 0.4 hectares. He was eager to collect species which fitted the microclimate of Balaton and could tolerate dry conditions.
Today, the arboretum has approximately 400 different kinds of conifers and 200 broad-leaved trees and shrubs. All 25 cypress species and their three varieties are represented in the Folly Arboretum which is unique in Central Europe.
The arboretum has a lookout tower which offers a panoramic view of the landscape. And of course, to put the cherry on top, visitors can try the Folly winery’s wines after a tour.
8257 Badacsonyörs, Kápolnavölgyi út 25.
Monday: 10:00 – 22:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 22:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 22:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 22:00
Friday: 10:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00