The organizers announced the winners last week and Haraszthy was enriched with 3 gold medals. This is an outstanding result for the winery.
Here are the winners:
Haraszthy Chardonnay 2016 88 points
Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 87,6 points
Sauvignon Blanc 2017 87,9 points
2018 harvest started on the 2nd August with Irsai Olivér variety. This variety was only harvested from Etyek-Buda region. Due to extreme warm and dry weather we harvested all Irsai grapes within 6 days. Most tipical charecteristic of this season was its length; it was a very-very long season with a well balanced rain supply and moderate temperatures until August. This long and finally warm season has resulted in huge bunches and a record quantity of yield.
We harvested the Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes for sparkling wine in the second half of August. Remembering well the extreme fast ripening of 2017 we handled timing of harvest carefully and flexibly. Tipically we had to slow down picking and delay important harvests like Sauvignon until optimal stage. We harvested the Pinot grigio and Rosé at the end of August. Second half of Rosé picking was postponed by 7 days. During the ripening of Pinot we could observe the heterogenous colour and ripening stage of bunches which was most tipical issue of this vintage. It was worth selecting bunches in the vineyard and stop for week and waiting for better ripeness.
This year’s best quality grape was defenately Chardonnay, it was a great vintage for this variety picked during second half of September in Vál. Especially the old Vines perfomed great complexity and ripeness.
During 2018 harvest our on site technical research field was fermentation technology and colour development of Pinot noir variety; especially stability of colour and structure of aroma compounds.
Our restaurant has closed down for this season but we will be back in the spring freshly and renewed.
Wine tastings for smaller groups are still available in the knight's hall. For further information please contact us at email@example.com or call a +36-20-997-1289.
Hope to see you soon!
Our dear Guests!
There will be two superb program in the next weeks at the Haraszthy Amphitheatre:
3rd August - Ádám György piano concert
10th August - Lou Bega concert
On the 4th, 5th and 11th August we will have private events, the next time you can enjoy Cinnamon restaurant and our great dishes is 12th August. Reservation is recommended.
Central Eastern Europe's biggest wine challenge, VinAgora International Wine competition was held a couple of weeks ago where the organizers always choose the best representative of each wine variety.
This year we had the honor to win the gold medal with our Pinot Noir Rosé which means that our wine is among the best rosés in the region and also the most beautiful representative of the beloved variety, Pinot Noir.
Thank you very much! We continue the work to showcase its best quality at Etyek.
Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 is available in our webshop: http://hvp.hu/webshop/
The sculpture of the Ukrainian artist, Alexander Milov has arrived to Hungary.
The breathtaking art piece shows two adults sitting back to back but their inner children reach for each other(they also shine bright in the dark).
The sculpture is 16 meters long and 10 meters high and it was critically acclaimed as one of the best installations of the Burning Man festival in 2015.
The inauguration ceremony of LOVE will be held at our vineyards in Vál on Friday, 1st September. The estate can be found in Vál at the end of Petőfi Sándor street on the top of the hill where the vineyard starts. We are looking forward to everyone to celebrate with us!