"New taste of tradition"
“New taste of tradition”. This is the motto of our winery that inspired the architect when he envisioned the building complex of the Haraszthy Vineyards on the slopes of Öregyhegy, Etyek.
Our winery is a perfect venue for gastronomy lovers. Have a nice glass of wine to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Haraszthy Vineyards is not just about wine but much more: relaxation, diverse programs, unforgettable memories.
The winery was founded in 1996 with the wine processing plant completed in 2003.
Our goal is to produce high-quality wines year after year and to showcase Burgundy varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir) locally. Our main grape varieties are the Irsai Olivér, Savignon Blanc, Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. We also have some Pinot Gris, Királyleányka and Zenit for cuvées.
We utilize modern techniques inspired by traditional methods to make distinctive wines full of character. Our winemaker, Dániel Pázmányi, takes fastidious care to ensure that only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes go into our wines. The berry phase is preceded by a rigorous selection, ensuring that only the finest, healthiest berries go through. After gently pressing the grapes, we use controlled fermentation technology for the wines.
In 2016 we produce 250.000 bottles and these are divided in three wine families:
Haraszthy is the base wine family made by reductive technology. These wines are light, well-structured and elegant with a common aroma, dynamism and richness.
Virtuoso wine family members are aged in oak barrels, contributing to a full-bodied, complex flavor. They are introduced to the consumers at the age of 2.
Finally, Fantástico family wines stand for the finest quality. Only the most outstanding vintages from carefully selected grapes go into these exceptional wines. Wine from this family should be rested for at least three to five years before consumption to ensure they are enjoyed at their very best.
Our sortiment also includes superb wines from our sister wineries from California and Argentina.
Year 2016 was a big challenge for us as we bought more than 100 hectares in Vál, at Etyek-Buda wine region. Due to this huge expansion Haraszthy became the second biggest land owner in the region. The first signs of this organic growth can be seen already: after last year’s production of 250.000 bottles, we will produce 300.000 bottles of wine in 2017.
This huge step gives us the opportunity to grow and develop continuously by replanting old vines plant new vineyards and also experiment with new varieties. Our mission is to produce high quality wines in bigger volume therefore we will be able to fill more glasses of wine lovers.
The name - Ágoston Haraszthy
Thanks to his adventurous and exciting life, it is not surprising that we named our winery after Ágoston Haraszthy (1812-1869). He declared himself a count and a colonel, he was a real adventurer, traveler, writer, town-builder, pioneer winemaker in Wisconsin, maybe an impostor but most certain a viewy, scratchy genious.
Haraszthy studied law but soon went to the USA to leave behind the uncertain political athmosphere of Hungary. In 1857 he visited Sonoma Valley where he discovered the great capabilities of the territory. He cultivated 226 hectars of vines and founded Buena Vista winery which is still one of the most prestigous vineyard of the area.
In 1861 he travelled back to Europe and returned to California with 300 varieties of European grapes. He is known as the founding "Father of Californian Viticulture."
He was the first Hungarian to settle permanently in the United States and only the second to write a book about the country in his native language. He is remembered in Wisconsin as the founder of the oldest incorporated village in the state. He also operated the first commercial steamboat on the upper Mississippi River. In San Diego, he is remembered as the first town marshal and the first county sheriff.
In his last years he bought sugarcane fields in Nicaragua and produced rum until one day he fell off a riverside and was eaten by alligators.
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