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 2017
Vibrant fruity nose with flowery notes. Pear and grapefruit on the palate. Fresh, pleasant acidity that gives structure and freshness to the wine. A lovely, vivid wine with long finish.
KÚRIA RED 2016
Intense fruitiness on the nose with attractive plum, spiciness and fine vanilla aromas. On the palate it is rich in fruits, round in character, firm acidity. Easy drinking wine for friendly talks.
The nose begins with subtle butter notes and toasted nuts followed by citrus aromas. On the palate it is soft and creamy, elegant, zesty acidity and wonderful fruity character. Full bodied, complex wine with long finish.
PINOT NOIR 2016
Intense sour cherry and blackcurrant notes, slight spiciness and a touch on chocolate on the nose. On the palate juicy, luscious fruits, pleasant acidity, velvety texture. Elegant, Burgundy style Pinot Noir.
Intense sour cherry, blackberry and plum on the nose with some spicy notes and barrel spices. The palate is characterized by juicy fruitiness and firm acidity. Medium body and great length.
Shiny, deep colour with purple shade. Fresh, ripe black fruits and fine barrel spices on the nose. The palate is characterized by subtle tannin structure with spices dominating the flavours, but at the same time it is full of fruit.