5 CENTURIES OF HISTORY
Mysterious Mount Tokaj…seen from above, it rises above the autumn mists, its slopes gleaming with golden grapevines, and its summit overlooking the vast Hungarian plain into the distant southern horizon. In fine weather, you can even see Slovakia and Ukraine. The undisputed king of Hungarian vineyards, Mount Tokaj is located to the North of the country, 200 km east of Budapest.
This legendary place produces exceptional wines, served at the court of Louis XIV, the latter said of Tokaj Hestzölö it’s the “King of wines and wine of Kings »..
There is a jewel in every crown. To the South side of Mount Tokaj, the Royal Imperial Estate of Tokaj-Hétszőlő owns the most fertile land and the best vines, and since 1502 Nature has given more generously of its fruits here than anywhere else. No surprise, then, that it has attracted the attention of the greats of the wine world for over 5 centuries!
The creation of the Estate owes nothing to chance: the Garai family simply selected the best 7 parcels of the land in the region, hence the name – Hét Szolo means “7 parcels of vineyard” in Hungarian.
A UNIQUE AND NOBLE TERROIR
Wines this admirable were never going to remain a secret for very long… the parcels of the Tokaj-Hétszőlő Estate were classed as Tokay Premier Grand Cru as early as 1772, when the Estate still belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This distinction pays homage to the unique characteristics of what is an exceptional terroir.