The 2HA Vineyard and Winery is a butique winery in the Badacsony wine region, started with 2ha on the exeptional St. George mountain, is located at the north side of Lake Balaton, now cultivating 4ha vineyard. The 2x2ha size of the vineyard guarantee, that all the vines are cutivated with special, personal treatement, and we are able to produce the best wines ut of it.
We are convinced that these lands are qualified for the hihtest quality. Our aim is simple. We want to create the best by any means – the rest is not important.
Based on our phylosophy, not the present what matters, but the never ending journey.
Our wines are aged exclusively in wood barrels, most of them fermented in wood as well. In terms of natural winemaking, we do avoid any vinification techniques damaging the original aromas of the wine. We do not fine and filter none of our wines, even our white wines are unfiltered, bottling is according to the moon calendar.
Our home, the St. George Mountain, lays in the Protected "Balatonfelvidéki" National Park.
The vineyard lies on a volcanic hill, the base soil consists mainly of volcanic heritage and the "Pannon" marine deposit. There are significant microclimatic differences in the mountain's main climate. Since the mountain blocks the northern winds its south side is dominated by sub-mediterranean characteristics.
With permanent new plantings, the 5 hectare estate of Péter Bakonyi and Josef Kerl, which extends indeed on the best vineyards of Siklós and Nagytótfalu, is still shaping. Founded in 2011 with a Villány located cellar, the enterprise has been widely based on the competence and vocation of Péter Bakonyi. Though having a plant protection engineer qualification, Péter converted the whole farm into organic vineyard management. While some part of the crop is still purchased from conventional production, their goal in a long run is to create wines reflecting the true character of the terroir in closed farming. As for the red varieties, they believe in Cabernet franc and Kékfrankos, with a moderate use of wood during the refinement in respect of the nature of the grape. Concerning white wines, they intend to produce a highly complex blend of local and regional varieties e.g. Hárslevelű (Lindenleaf), Olaszrizling (Welschriesling), Green veltliner and Furmint harvested from small parcels.
Ten years ago, during his first vintage, his aim was to reach the highest concentration in his wines. His dry, single-vineyard wines continue to receive great feedback. He wishes to channel not only the most excellent vineyards but also the various forms of bedrock found within them into his dry wines (from the Betsek: rhyolite, andesite and quartz). It’s always worth trying the all-time favourite Furmint of the Mézes-Mály.
The estate was founded in 2003 by Barta family with the objective to revive Öreg Király vineyard (’Old King’ vineyard) of great prestige, abandoned since the 1950s. The estate was a royal estate as early as 1280, belonging to the queen of Hungary.When driving from Szerencs to Mád, our attention is caugth by one of the most impressive vineyards of Király mountain (’King mountain’) with its steepest, terraced plots: this is Öreg Király, a 10 hectare vineyard with south–south-west exposure. Adjacent to Öreg Király there is another parcel of 17 hectares, of which 3.5 hectares were planted in the spring of 2017 in historic Kővágó (’Stone Cutter’) vineyard with south–south-east exposure. The soil is extremely rocky consisting of rhyolite tuff, zeolite and red clay. 80% of the vineyard is planted with T85 Furmint clone and another Furmint clone found in old plantations (so called ’Madárkás’, in English ’Birdy’ clone). The rest of the plantation is Hárslevelű, Yellow Muscat and Kövérszőlő. Almost half of the estate can be cultivated exclusively by manual labour with vine density of 1,4×0,8 m and 1×1. Vines per hectare: 10.000 and 5800.
Elizabeth Cellars is a family winery founded by one of the first female winemakers in Tokaj, Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Prácser. In the year of the political change in Hungary, 1989, to start their own family business, Erzsébet and her husband bought a cellar in the old wine merchants’ street (Bem street) in the historic center of the town of Tokaj. Not just any cellar, though, but one of the region’s great historical cellars, that was dug in the 1600s, and had been rented by Russian emperors, and among them Tzarina Elizabeth, in the 1700s for storing Aszú wines purchased for the court.
Erzsébet Pince produces around 1000 cases of wine annually, all from historical grand cru and premier cru sites that were classified by Bél Mátyás in the 18th century. The Pracser family–father, mother, daughter, and son–run the estate. They take pride in the production of exceptional single-vineyard dry wines and Aszu, Tokaj’s classic natural botrytis wine.
All of the wines are made in small lots, from low-yielding vineyards that use sustainable and organic viticultural practices. The family team also includes a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier who assists in quality control and blending. The winery’s first bottled vintage was 1993.