Vineyards

 

Our vineyards are located by an old and idyllic cellar village, Nová Vieska, on the most excellent slopes of the Somlyó-hill, facing southwest. This area is also known as the János-hill in our village. It is a 12-hectare area, which used to be a place with small cellars and vineyards before the world wars. During the nationalization the estates were taken from the owners forcefully, the cellars were brought down, and the integrated properties were cultivated as large-scale vineyards. Later, the vineyards were cut down and crop production started and lasted for a few decades, always unsuccessfully though. Nevertheless, the old names of the vineyard blocks still survived. Based on these, this land consists of five blocks: Búcsi, Borjúsok, Öreghegy, Nagyhegy, Újhegy. We kept these names and we are still using them. The hillside lies only 8 kilometres from the river Danube, facing the river, which makes our weather windy and breezy 365 days a year, thus supporting our organic viticulture.

We planted our 12-hectare vineyard on this exceptionally located slopes in 2008 and 2009. Our varieties are: Feteasca regala, Sauvignon blanc, Traminer, Welscriesling, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Blaufrankisch and Dunaj.

The soil of are vineyards is limestone and sandstone based loess and brown forest soil. Because of the few-decade-long cultivation as a crop field, erosion took its toll, and made the upper layer of the soil thinner, what makes the life of plants a bit more difficult, but also increases the mineral character of our wines, strengthening their terroir aspects, which is one of our main intentions.