Etyeki Kúria Winery
The Etyeki Kúria Winery was established in 1996 with a grape growing area of 2 hectares at Etyek Old-Hill. Soon it became the leading winery of its wine region. In year 2000 significant developments were started: a modern processing and a wine tasting room of pleasant atmosphere was built, and in Alcsútdoboz due to the planting of grapes in several steps, the growing area is already 27 hectares today. The winery was the first one to plant Pinot Noir grape in the wine region of Etyek–Buda, and the wine prepared from this grape won many world class awards for the winery.
In 2009, a partnership was established with the Esterházy Winery of Trausdorf, located near the Hungarian-Austrian border. Within the framework of this cooperation, not only is there a viticultural and vinicultural exchange of ideas, but also the marketing expertise to bring Etyeki Kúria onto the world stage.
Sándor Mérész has been serving as chief winemaker at Etyeki Kúria since May 2009. Having overseen the modernization of the winery together with Sára Matolcsy and László Babarczi, he is a man of few words but great actions. His first task was to review the winery’s product range, followed by the assessment and optimization of the company’s design.
In the autumn of 2011, comprehensive modernization and expansion works were started, aiming to catch up with the international forefront and to reach an economical farm size. The Bord Architectural Studio were commissioned to design the buildings. The cooperation between the architect and the winemaker was an example of real teamwork. The grape processing center were completely renovated, an attractive and inviting reception hall for wine tastings and other events were built as well as a stylish garden were planted. As a result of the investment, the floor space of the building increased from 220 m2 to 1100 m2 and the winery is suitable to accommodate 2,500 hectoliters of tanks and barrels. Thanks to the building’s design, gravity grape processing technology can be realized.
Thanks to the glass surfaces, visitors can view virtually all the steps of the process without entering the production facilities themselves. The wing located opposite the wine store and bar overlooks the container area, the bottling area, as well as the wooden barrel fermentation room. This solution is significant and innovative both in terms of food safety and from an operational perspective.
In addition to the expansion project, Etyeki Kúria was expanded about 11 hectares of additional vineyards in the premium regions of Kis-Látó-hegy in Alcsútdoboz, bringing the producing area to a total of over 27 hectares. The new areas were planted in the spring of 2015 with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – three of the top varieties grown by the winery.
KÚRIA WHITE 2018
Refreshing and lively, characterized by the scent of fresh green apples and lemon. On the palate you will discover pleasant notes of citrus, yellow grapefruit in particular and pineapple.
KÚRIA RED 2016
A medium body red, with scents of forest fruits, plum, rounded off with spiciness and a fine vanilla note. A round palate focusing on the fruit. A pleasant wine to sip on with great company.
PINOT NOIR 2016
An elegant Burgundy-style Pinot Noir. A complex and layered wine with excellent aging potential. An intensive bouquet of sour cherry and blackcurrant, with spicy notes of clove and cinnamon.
Blackcurrant scents with a fine pepper note and toasted fresh aromas. The round palate yields juicy flavours, light spiciness and fine acidity. A smooth and elegant wine – so easy to love.
Notes of kirsch, clove, cinnamon and dark chocolate with the slight sweetness of dried cranberries. Smooth on the palate, with kirsch, black pepper, with refreshing sour cherry in the finish. Complemented by notes of vanilla, roasted walnut thanks to the aging in barrel.
On the nose intensively juicy, with notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and hints of clove. On the palate notes of blackcurrant juice, clove and licorice in the finish, the tannins are very vivid, playful spiciness.