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The cellar was built in the end of the XVIIIth century, and from 1849 it served as the center of the family wine estate of the Bishop of Veszprém, János Ranolder, who established the reputation of Csopak wines. On the bishop’s holdings, the mixed white grape varieties of Lake Balaton were selected for the first time, and according to the current national oenological supervisor’s reports, the oenological work in the cellar was carried out at the highest level of the age. The estate’s wines were very popular in Vienna, Pozsony, Warsaw and of course in Pest. Here, the phylloxera, as almost everywhere in Europe has destroyed the vineyards from the 1890s. In the beginning of the XXth century, Hűvös Salamon, a wine merchant became a new owner of the newly planted plantations. His vinedresser was one of the finest professionals of the age – István Bakonyi – lived in the vinedressers house with his 6 children. Here was born his 7th child, Károly, who later became a well-known vine grower with international reputation, and the ‘Father’ of Cserszegi Fűszeres.

The building, after 50 years of state obsession became a property of the Jásdi family in a very bad condition.

At the same time with the complete and exigent renovation of the classicistic building complex and the 40-meter long cellar, the most modern grape processing and wine-making facilities have been installed. The wine selections are still made in traditional craftsmanship.

Experiences have shown that the 200-year-old building complex with its tall walls and freestone-clad cool cellar is an ideal place for a winery of the XXIth century. Already the first results of the works have confirmed the owners’ ideas. The cellar received the “The most beautiful cellar of the Balaton Uplands” title in September 2000 from the National Park of Lake Balaton.

Since 2013, four stars out of the possible five according to Gault et Millau

2014 Prestige Award

Winemaker of the Winemakers in 2017 – elected yearly by the 60 top winemakers of Hungary

Since then, the estate is developing around the house, we cultivate our vineyards, harvest and ripen new and new vintages …

About the vineyard

Mainly, of course, it is Olaszrizling (Welschriesling). With a low and mid-wire cordon with short arms, it can do wonders. It can also be late vintage with 100 grams of residual sugar or thick and rich botrytized wine. With umbrella training system it gives thin, pub-wines with good acidity – for spitzers. This is also important.

Chardonnay is also beautiful in Csopak, especially the one from Nagykút. Its international flavors are overwhelmed by local flavors. We drink to be sure that Csopak’s main variety is Olaszrizling.

Szürkebarát is a big sugar collector. If we harvest it in on the right day, its lush, full flavors do not suppress the freshness of light acids.

Furmint. It was here long before phylloxera. It was called ‘Szigeti’. If Olaszrizling would not exist, it would be the best Hungarian grape variety. These two gives our cuvée, the Ranolder White.

Cabernet Franc. Not just because a red wine is needed. Almost every year at the top of the Siralomvágó a miracle happens. It isn`t t good to take a look at it. It is not bigger than black currants. The French say that anyone who produces Franc, he grows skin and not grapes.

About the estate

In total it is 17 hectares. But such 17 hectares! 2.5 in the Siralomvágó behind the house. In layers covering each other there is triassic limestone – marl, dolomite and red perch sandstone. Just should never it be hoed! But where there is a lot of humus and easy to work, grain must be produced. Great wines are born only on such difficult-to-grow slopes.

1.5 hectares on the thic, red sandstone-made Lőczedomb. If it rains a lot, we walk in red clay knee-deep, if it is dry, the hoe can only scratch it.

There are also 1.5 hectares in the middle of Öreghegy, on Nagykút, and 3 in Bene. According to my friend Tóth Sanyi, all the slopes called Bene – because there are more in the country – belonged to the Benedictines in the Middle Age. They knew where to plant vines. And even Kishegy, Szerdahelyi dűlő, Kertmög …

Most of the plantations have been planted by us 10 to 11 years ago. The other so-called “group of professionals” are 30-35 years old.

We produce less than 1000 quintal on 17 hectares. You can count averages. In wine it is 70%.