REGION & HISTORY
The Balaton Wine Region is located in the heart of Western Hungary and stretches around one of Europe’s major lakes, the Balaton. The beginning of the commercial winemaking in the area dates back to the 1st century AD, when the region became a province of the Roman Empire under the name Pannonia. Winemaking has an important role ever since. The lake’s special microclimate and the diverse mineral soils around its volcanic and limestone hills make it one of Hungary’s top wine regions for high quality wines.
SOILS & HILLS
For us the Balaton is one of those regions with characteristics which give the term terroir a meaning. The terroir is reflected in the wines due to the varied geology and the unique microclimate of the vineyards overlooking Lake Balaton. Depending on the hillside, our vines grow deep roots and thrive on volcanic basalt debris, limestone, marl, or permian red clay. The different minerals and growing conditions have an effect on the wines. Our goal is to have these subtle, but distinguishable differences appear in our wines. Therefore our 15-hectare estate – which is located in 10 vineyards of 3 historic areas – is entirely under organic cultivation. We make our wines exclusively from our own grape focusing on the expression of our terroir with as little intervention as possible. Slow fermentation and maturation, gravity sedimentation and unfiltered bottling are all defining elements of our winemaking work.