Next to the residential area of the village itself, on a small rise there is the so-called Cellar Hill composed of about 300 buildings, nesting in a walnut grove. The uniform look and beauty of the 300-year old Cellar Hill derives partly from the high aesthetic standards of the people engaged in farming that lived here in the past, and partly from the local leaders who sensed the danger of the dissolution of this uniformity some 30 years ago and have been safeguarding this great asset of the village ever since. All this would not have been possible without the active cooperation of the actual stakeholders, the cellar owners who love and cherish the beauty of the Cellar Hill.
Association for the Cellar Hill
The Association for the Cellar Hill was founded in 2007 with the objective of safeguarding the architectural heritage of the Cellar Hill, developing its infrastructure and beauty in order to make it known to the wider visiting audiences. Members of the association have been regularly meeting on the last Friday of every month to discuss tasks to be performed on the Cellar Hill and to taste each other's wine. The now 50-strong association undertakes the rehabilitation of a smaller area of the 11 hectares of the Cellar Hill, they organise events and trips to visit other wine regions, they improve roads and paths in the area and engage in the construction and renovation of buildings for community purposes. In recent times, having sensed the unique atmosphere of the Cellar Hill, more and more owners have renovated their press houses and improved respective environments and there is more and more care and attention being paid to wine quality, too. Typical wine varieties of the Györköny wine area include blue Frankish, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Riesling Italian, Cserszegi Fűszeres.
The Rural Development Union of Hungarian Cellar Villages.
In 2012, the civil society organisations of 4 Hungarian cellar villages (Györköny, Monor, Ócsa and Páty) founded the Rural Development Union of Hungarian Cellar Villages. The seat of the Union is in Györköny, its main objective is to support and capacitate cellar villages of centuries-old traditions and architectural heritage. Until 2015, the local associations of 6 more Hungarian towns joined in the Union (Cserépfalu, Noszvaj, Hajós, Bölcske, Császártöltés and Nemesnádudvar). With the participation of 9 cellar villages and 46 wine producers, the programme series "Adventures in Hungarian Cellar Villages" started in 2015.