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Richárd Hörcsik, winemaker PortiusWinery was built on the historic row of cellars on Gombos Hill in 2006, but its history dates back to the 1950s. A special atmosphere surrounds the cellar, which was named after the estate by Robert Wojciech Portius, Polish wine merchant in the 17th century. Richárd Hörcsik winemaker The cellar row,one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Tokaj Wine Region,is located on Gombos-hegy, a hill onthe edge of Hercegkút, just 3 km from Sárospatak. The four-floorPortiuscellar, carved in rows above each other, evokes the traditional cellar culture, the way of life of the old peasant world. It’s a beautiful sight itself and a great destination for

The history of the Babits family in the Tokaj Wine Region stretches back to the time of Béla IV (13th century) when Italian settlers came to the region to bring modern technology for vine cultivation and winemaking. The winemaking traditions have since been passed down the generations. “Someone in the family has always been involved in growing grapes and wine. And they always did it in a quantity and quantity appropriate to the time. And I was practically born into this medium. There are three of us but I am the only one who saw a future and possibilities and love so I stayed here and am still doing

Carpinus Winery belongs to brother and sister Edit Bai and Bai István. They would like to show it is possible to run a winery that holds its own on the world wine market in the Tokaj Wine Region with professionality without compromises and the family working together. The winery was named after their vineyard which is currently their largest, Gyertyános dűlő which is Hornbeam in English (Carpinus is the Latin name). Founded in 2013, they had already presented a serious range by 2015 and from that year already had single-vineyard Furmints and serious barrel selections. There was never any question as to whether grapes and vines would be part

Rémusz Dávid arrived with his family in 1996 in Erdőbénye where they transformed a run-down hunting lodge built in 1650 into a stunning mansion. The building with cellar somehow just became the centre of their life. Rémusz Dávid The cellar in the estate and the village of Erdőbénye had a great effect on Rémusz from the start. The Tokaj atmosphere put its stamp on his life here. “I never had a childhood dream or desire to become a winemaker. It’s true I always loved nature and I knew I would have something to do with it, but I never dreamed of this. I grew up in a village, so agriculture

Basilicus was founded by three good friends in 2009. The aim of their vineyard estate and Basilicus Wine Culture Centre is to bring cooperation between winemakers in the Tokaj Wine Region and raise the standard of tourism in the region. And the thought behind the winery is similar: to revive the magical atmosphere of the Tokaj Wine Region. András Kanczler The estate is centred in Tarcal, and they cultivate 10 hectares of land in 5 vineyards. Their wines are made according to artisan philosophy: with barrel fermentation and aging. Head winemaker András Kanczler came to the Tokaj Region 25 years ago. “I was born in the Mór Wine Region, and

The World Heritage Wine Museum opened its doors in the only World Heritage wine region in Hungary in 2015. It provides insight into the traditional values and assets of the region as well as terroirs around the world. And all with the newest inventions of the age… World Heritage Wine Museum A cornerstone of the Tokaj Cultural Quarter, the former Serház was converted into the World Heritage Wine Museum to bring the history of World Heritage wine regions, their culture and of course their wines closer to visitors. Alongside the Tokaji Wine Region there are “tasters” of the uniqueness of the terroirs of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.In

The Tokaj Museum is located in two buildings in the heart of Tokaj. The museums complement each other perfectly with their two differing styles of exhibition. While the World Heritage Wine Museum employs 21st-century equipment to invite visitors to active participation, the Tokaj Museum offers a traditional atmosphere in which to walk around and loose yourself in the exhibits. Those interested in the history of the town – and indeed of the wine region – are sure of a pleasant way to spend time, guaranteed with rich experiences. Tokaj Museum The Tokaj Museum (Bethlen Gábor út 5.) has been open since May 1985, although the collection and the life of

One hundred years ago, on 4th June, Hungary, as the successor state of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy which had lost the First World War, was represented by Ágoston Benárd, Head of Delegation, and Alfréd Drasche-Lázár, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Grand Trianon Palace in Versailles who signed the Treaty of Trianon, according to which the territory of Hungary decreased from 325,411 km² to 92,952 km², and its population decreased from 20,886,487 to 7,615,117. As a result of the peace treaty that mutilated our country and divided our nation, 3.3 million Hungarian-speaking compatriots came under the rule of the neighbouring states.Zemplén was one of the large number of counties

On the historic main street of Tarcal, Könyves Kálmán, a tastefully renovated 6-person family house apartment is available. It has two bedrooms, living room, well-equipped kitchen, dining room, small garden and terrace. 3915 Tarcal, Könyves Kálmán utca 10.

Katica Guesthouse is a great starting point for discovering the sights of the area. Lovely routes take you up to the top of Tokaj Hill or you can wander through the vineyards to Bodrogkeresztúr or to Tarcal’s newest attractions, the statue of Blessing Christ. 3915 Tarcal, Kossuth utca 7. Tel: +3630 9564 654

The 5-room Henye Guesthouse in Henye Vineyard that accommodates ten has been open since July 2017. The rooms with modern furnishings have a stunning view through enormous windows and a private terrace. They have a bathroom, large, flatscreen TV and WiFi ensuring all guests the maximum comfort. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Cím: 3916 Bodrogkeresztúr külterület, hrsz. 0134/2 Telefon: +36 30 827 33 53

We have two guesthouses for guests coming for a longer stay. Right next to the winery is the Small House (Kisház) that accommodates 6 and opposite is the Courthouse (Udvarház) for 10 people. Both houses have a shared dining room and well-equipped kitchen. Spacious rooms, large garden, birds singing and peace for all! The garden of the larger house runs down to the embankment of the river Bodrog. Tel: +36 20 391 83 28 3916 Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth Lajos utca 103.

Péter Molnár, estate director of Patricius Winery, was elected president of Tokaj Wine Region Council of Wine Communities in April 2018. Since then work has been intensive, primarily serving the strategic development of the wine region. Péter Molnár – president of the Tokaj Wine Region Council of Wine Communities As well as the world-famous vineyards of the historic Tokaj Wine Region, it also has towns and villages that play an important part in the life of the region. These include Tokaj, Bodrogkeresztúr, Bodrogkisfalud, Mád, Mezőzombor, Rátka, Szegi, Tarcal and Tállya. With a further 18 surrounding settlements (Abaújszántó, Bekecs, Bodrogolaszi, Erdőbénye, Erdőhorváti, Golop, Hercegkút, Legyesbénye, Makkoshotyka, Monok, Olaszliszka, Sárazsadány, Sárospatak, Sátoraljaújhely,

In 2000 Sarolta Bárdos and Péter Molnár founded Tokaj Nobilis. They wanted to create an artisan winery whose outstanding quality wines would reflect the distinctive nature of the vineyard and the variety as well as the creators’ relationship with nature. Sarolta Bárdos “I’m from the Tokaj Wine Region. I was born here, and my grandparents lived here too. Being surrounded by vineyards and the love of nature were natural to me. There was never any question whether I wanted to work in it,” said Sárolta Bardos who, when she graduated from university, found that there were not many women winemakers. “In the beginning it was unusual for a woman to choose

Kikelet Winery is a family winery founded by Stéphanie Berecz and her husband Zsolt Berecz in Tarcal in 2002. Their philosophy is to always accept the qualities of the given vintage as they believe it is not desirable to work against nature. Stephanie Berecz Born in the Loire Valley, Stéphanie graduated as a winemaking engineer in Bordeaux in 1994, but she had encountered winemaking much much earlier. “My father had a small vineyard and as a child I spent lots of time there. Actually my older brother was also quite a gourmet. He harvested and bottled wines and had a really good little cellar. So my main hobby became gardening.

Patricius Winery was created by the Kékessy family’s commitment to winemaking that draws from the past and future. The owners are Dezső Kékessy and his daughter Katinka Kékessy. Ancestors on both the paternal and maternal sides were renowned vineyard owners in Mátraalja and the Tokaj Wine Region from the 18th century. Péter Molnár Construction of the Patricius estate started in the early 2000s in Várhegy-dűlő, Bodrogkisfalud. Estate director Péter Molnár, who already knew as a small child that this would be his profession, is linked to nature by a thousand strands. “I grew up as a country boy in a small village. Nature was one of my basic needs and when

There are few places in Hungary where the country’s history can be followed through the history of a cellar. But Dereszla Winery is one of them. The first known written mention of this Bodrogkeresztúr cellar was in the early-15th century (1406) when an inventory reports that cellars owned by King Sigismund were used to collect and store wine offered as part of the tithes. Perhaps it is no coincidence that they are held among the most famous wines on earth whether dry or botrytised. Located on the border of two villages, Bodrogkeresztúr and Bodrogkisfalud, Dereszla Winery has an equally outstanding winemaker. István Bai joined the company in 2015,

Five river cruise boats have already been presented to the public, and in the coming days another five will arrive so the summer boat cruise season on the Bodrog can start by the beginning of June. Sólyom boat In 2018 Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán opened the Tokaj Water Tours Centre established primarily to serve the needs of lovers of water sports. But also kept in mind are those who simply want to have a lovely time so they provided a place for river cruise boats to moor. This tourist project has now reached a new stage. Boating on the Bodrog will start on 1st June. At the press

To put Szerencs back on the map of the Tokaj Wine Region, that was Ádám Varkoly’s dream many years ago. The youngest member of the family business called Árpád-hegy Winery, Ádám won the prestigious Gál Tibor Memorial Prize in 2017, an award for the best young winemaker of the year. And since then he has been striving to show his gratitude. Ádám Varkoly “Our family winery was set up in 2000 and now has 13 hectares in Tokaj-Hegyalja. Our primary aim is to achieve the highest quality and we do this through strict yield control,” Ádám explained as he presented the winery. He has been linked to vine and wine

Füleky Winery in Bodrogkeresztúr is much more than a winery. But it is not only their renovated Baroque mansion that makes it unique. From the outset their viticultural and vinicultural philosophy has been guided by quality. György Brezovcsik Founded in 1998 in the Baroque listed building, the winery was named after György Füleky, founding member of the First Tokaj Wine Growers’ Society. Péter Lovas has been the owner of the 14-hectare estate since 2007; György Brezovcsik is vineyard manager and winemaker. Gyuri spends lots of time in the vineyards. His hobby and work are one and the same: to make the best possible Tokaji wines. “You could say I was born

Judit Bodó, owner of Bott Winery, has set herself the goal of the search for balance and elegance. Wine started off simply as an adventure – but it became love. Judit Bodó “At first it seemed that I would have nothing to do with wines. I went to South Tyrol to learn the language and when I came home, I went to university. Then I realised I had to earn money. I worked in apple orchards and vineyards. I was at two family wineries at the end of the 1990s, and they started to invest in the Tokaj Wine Region. One day they just asked me if I would like

Bodrog Borműhely (literally Bodrog Wine Workshop) is the child of János Hajdú and Krisztián Farkas. The two winemakers have a 50-50 share. Their shared passion and friendship were the foundation for them throwing themselves into building the estate in 2007. János Hajdú János was born in Bodrogkisfalud. Wines and vines have played an important role in his family for generations, so there was never any question of him not working with wine one day. “I grew up in it so somehow it was natural that that would be the direction of my studies too. So I went to study viticulture and oenology. And that is where I met Krisztián. At