The Dobosi family traces back its roots to the 1700 as an active participant of the village, local viticulture and wine culture.
Private property was not existent during the co-operative era, thus the family was employed by the state, nevertheless they always had some wine in the cellar.
Daniel, our father and Ilonka our mother had a dream of running a winery of their own, thus in 1988 they built the cellar and quit the state co-operative the following year.
We firmly believe that we have a duty in our lives. As individuals we are created for specific tasks and roles.
I built the cellar in 1988 and quit the co-operative the following year to pursue my dream. This was a very risky decision at that time, but I was certain that it was the right way. My ancestors have been living in Szentantalfa since 1700 making a living as grape growers and wine makers, this gave me the courage to 'leave the certain for the uncertain'. We started off with 1 acre which has grown since to 25. The family cultivates all the vineyards and we plan any development together.
Winery and Family. It all started in 1978 when Dániel, a young handsome man, instead asking me faint-hearted to date introduced me to the realms of wine-making. Ever since this is our common passion and goal. As our winery grew bigger and bigger every year making our dreams come true our family grew larger and larger with the blessings of God. During the next few harvests I gave birth to 5 children who literally grew up among the vine-stock, since the ripening of grapes have seldom respect to the status of young mothers. It came natural to us to work long hours six days a week since this is our life and these are our values. We hoped that our commitment to the winery will be inherited by our children but never forced it to happen. We let them leave, experience and return. Győző and Bálint were especially sensitive to this thus by now they are running the winery on a daily base.
I grew up in the vineyard, learned to ride a bike, cane collection and how to clean vine-stock. My first professional success came at the age of 12 at the Zánka Wine-week becoming the runner-up on the wine identification contest. I was an active participant on the wine festivals and trade-shows. After graduating from high-school I studied Oenology at Balatonfüred, but learned most on the spot while working for the family winery. For us everything is about wine, I even met my future wife at a wine-fare. When we took our first baby from the hospital we directly went to a wine -fare at Balatonfüred to manage our staff, thus Bella saw the Tagore promenade earlier than her cradle. This is our passion. As the front person of our winery my responsibility is to organize wine tasting events and sales-marketing activities. My motto is 'if we do something do it 100%', a steam-engine does not move with a boiler at 95C, but at boiling temperature the steam can move mountains.
I am not a man of speech, ever since I was a small kid I spent my life in the vineyard riding my tractor. I graduated in 2002 as an Oenologist and Viticulturist, but I learned most on this profession not in school, but on the field from my parents. As I grew older it became evident that my life will be all about our winery and vineyards. I am blessed that my work is my passion!
PAR Wine Award International - Germany
Gold 90 point - Bio Nivegy-völgy Olaszrizling Hegybor
Silver 88 point - Organic Nivegy-völgy Olaszrizling
Decanter World Wine Awards London 2019
Silver 92 points - Bio Juhfark 2017
XIII. National and International Organic Wines Challange
Top Gold - Bio 14,92 Olaszrizling 2016
PAR International Organic 2018
Gold 90 Haraszt Kéknyelű
Silver 88 Juhfark
Silver 87 Kéknyelű
It lies below Szentantalfa characterized by the red limestone and clay. Extraordinary acidity, beautiful mineral wines are grown here. Kéknyelű, Sauvignon Blanc, Szürkebarát, Cabernet Sauvignon, Juhfark
On the western side of Nivegy valley, the Dörgicse hill lies above Zánka. As the name implies it is mainly clay resulting great wines of: Welschriesling, Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Szürkebarát, Juhfark.
Lies 100m to the East of Haraszt, southern situated area of mainly limestone. Planted in 2005-2006.
Vine variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Kékfrankos.
Lies towards the village from Agyaglik. Below the clay top layer it is limestone. Welschriesling and most of our grape juice comes from this area.
Lies above Zánka with unique panorama over the lake. The southern slopes and clay soil with striving fig trees gives a Mediterranean atmosphere. Wines coming from this area are complex and rich with moderate acidity.
Wines: Philippe de Chalendar, Tramini, Sárgamuskotály, Kékfrankos.
Lies on the western side of Balatonfüred overlooking Tihany and lake Balaton.
Wines: Riesling, Welschriesling, Cabernet Franc.
Southern slopes with clay topsoil. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Welschriesling.