Our territories are situated on the Southern and South-Western hills of Zala valley. Thanks to the ideal climatic and soil conditions these hills have been producing ecxellent grape for centuries.
The hillside is built by the sandy-chalky deposits ofwhat used to be the Pannonic inner-sea over a strate of löess, more or less thick, with traces of brown forrest soils.
The species we grow are the following: Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Chardonnay, Pintes, Zöldveltelini, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Blue frankish.
The oldest of our plantations is the 1968 Rizlingszilváni, on the Kozári hilltop. Despite being more than 50 years old and having been a property of the local state-owned agricultural corporation during the communist regime, it rewards hard work year after year with a beautiful harvest. Our newly planted vineyards are becoming productive step by step. Our territories carry an average of 4.600 stock/hectare in the new settlements and 3.500 stocks/hectare in the old ones. We use the Guyot-system, with a carriage of 1.5 kgs/stock.
Protecting the environment is another priority of ours.
We have been using integrated plant protecting methods for years, using only environment-friendly products. As a part of this process, we distribute quintals of sunflower seeds every year to birds nesting in our territories.
Thanks to the growing population of birds the damage caused by insects has disappeared almost completely. The presence of birds, on the other hand, has attracted a large number of birds of prey, which is also important for keeping away starlings.
Our grapes are harvested at full biological maturity. Fruit already harvested is pressed carefully after destemming. During the procedure we try to preserve all the quality components that are proper of mature, healthy grape.
Our storing tanks are for the most part made of inoxidable steel – the rest are casks. Fermentation is also made in steel barrels.
The maturation of wines may last a couple of months or even several years – depending on the type – before it is bottled.