7th April saw the first in a series of wine and music events, called Keresztúri Esték (Keresztúr Evenings in EN), to be hosted every Friday at the contemporarily furnished wine bar and terrace of Henye winery, on the oustkirts of Bodrogkeresztúr. Keresztúri Esték come as a welcome addition to the lacking opportunities for evenings out within the Tokaj region.
Despite being rumoured to have been built as a sparkling wine facility, Henye is actually the winery where all dry wines, whether still or sparkling, released under the various labels of the Dereszla group, have been made since the 2015 vintage. The 'old' Dereszla winery, situated on the bank of River Bodrog in the village, is the place where the traditonal botrytised Tokajis are produced under supervision of winemaker Edit Bai, sister of István Bai, the winemaker at Henye.
Unlike most of the wineries built in the region over the past 25 years, the concrete and glass structure of Henye fails to blend into the UNESCO world heritage landscape it sits in. One way of getting it out of sight is to climb up to the wine bar terrace that offers a truly wonderful, unobstructed view that embraces nearly half of the Tokaj region.