On January 22nd 2024, the founder of our winery, Gyula Várhelyi was pronounced Honorary Citizen of Tokaj. We honor him and his eventful journey through life with this small retrospect, one that intertwines family, Tokaj grapes, wine, culture and community.
Tokaj, Wine, Friends.
These three define our lives. It was these three that made us in 2023 and will continue to do so in the new year.
You can read our annual report below.
Among the six certified Tokaj grape types, much like the Zéta, the Kabar is one subtype that is also created by cross-breeding other grapes. Let’s take a look at the events surrounding its birth!
In the Tokaj wine region, summer is mostly about tourism since local catering businesses go best from June to August. Many people visit our little town in this period of the year. Besides sightseeing and visiting wine cellars, lots of activities and sports can be done on the rivers, form which I believe fishing is the most popular one.
After two pandemic-filled, quarantined and lockdown years, we haven’t changed course in 2022 or diverted onto weird pathways either. We’re still doing what we did four decades ago: a bit of winemaking, vineyard tending and of course, receiving guests.
We could simplify it down like this but in reality our three main tasks are built up of many small pieces – we sometimes have trouble putting them all together but we’ve never given up on the puzzle yet, as the game is always quite exciting!
Let’s take a look at last year’s accolades from a closer perspective.