Kishegy can be found about 3 km from Lelle and it is one of the most outstanding wine regions in the area. Its fiery wines rival the best wines of the country. The atmospheric cellars attract a lot of wine lovers and a lot of tourists visit Kishegy, which is located south of Balatonlelle and has a one thousand-year-old tradition of viticulture.
We find an old draw well at the foot of the hill. That is all that has remained from the villages Al- and Felgamás depopulated in the Turkish era. It’s worth continuing on foot from here up to the chapel. The Baroque chapel with its furniture and the Late Baroque wooden altar dedicated to Saint Donatus, the saint patron of the wine makers in 1758 decorates the hill like a small jewel. Facing it in the former vineyardist’s house of the family Jankovich, which has been converted into an inn, you can have something to drink and eat and in addition, you can enjoy the most beautiful view from the southern shore.
We see the other shore from Badacsony to Tihany and in front of it the lake, which always shows a different colour. Only those who have seen this can say they have seen Lake Balaton. It shows a different face each season, each time of the day. It is sometimes deep green, sometimes mother of pearl, sometimes so blue that you don’t know where the water ends and where the sky begins. It’s easy to understand why so many painters live at the lake. You can’t describe this beauty, at most paint it.
Kishegy is also famous for the ‘park-forest’. People living in the cities should go for a walk there. Even if it’s hot, cool air refreshes you, silence makes you forget your car, telephone, television and the other achievements of the civilization. There’s only one strange thing about this forest, its name: Park-forest. Although it’s so big that the enterprising wanderer could even walk as far as Pécs without having to leave the trees once.