Hungary is among those European countries which possess the most prestigious wine history. Our winery is located in the Badacsony wine region, which is one of Hungary’s most celebrated regions – the glory of its grape culture can be dated all the way back to the arrival of Roman settlers.

Wine region

The historic Szent György Mount, situated in the western part of the Balaton-highlands, has always played a significant role in quality winemaking in Hungary. Its history dates back to Roman times where viticulture was a part of this picturesque province. The wine region, which survived the devastating impact of phylloxera in the 19th century and later that of communism, is currently undergoing continuous and increasingly dynamic development.
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Szent György Mount

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Szent György Mount is one of the most important of Badacsony’s mesas. The basalt columns that ornament its sides reveal its volcanic origin. This fabulous landscape has inspired such artists as writer Gyula Krúdy and poet Sándor Kisfaludy. The several million year old mesas are not only delightful to the eye but they also add to the creation of the region’s unique mesoclimates. The high humidity due the presence of a large body of water helps prevent extreme fluctuations in temperature.

Volcanic impact

Around the time of the withdrawal of the Pannonian Sea about 4 million years ago, the area was subject to significant volcanic activity. Forming “flatheads”, the lava erupted through a thick marine sediment comprising sand and clay which then protected the formations from decay. The soil that was created via the volcanic activity is crucial in the formation of the unique character of our wines. The roots of the vine penetrate deeper and deeper into the soil in the pursuit of water, getting closer to the volcanic remenants.. The macronutrients originating from the basalt, the most important rock, are responsible for the distinctive minerality of the wines. These wines have been dubbed ‘wines of fiery’. Their impressive acid structure provide excellent ageing potential while remaining pithy and elegant.
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