We have founded the Hertzka family estate in 2011 with my wife Andrea.
As always it was not easy to find the perfect place. Finally we have bought our first vineyard in the picturesque Balatoncsicsó in 2009.
Our dream was to find a land with the ideal size, ideal aspect, the perfect soil for making excellent wines and also with a view to the ‘Hungarian sea’, Lake Balaton. After 5 years of continuous search we have found this gem of places which is situated– not only in our opinion – in the most beautiful part of Balaton highland.
At present we are working with 1,5 ha of which 1 ha is production soil. Our grape varieties are: 'Olaszrizling', (2 types, Basic 'rizling' and B20 ), 'Zeusz' and the 'Kékfrankos'.
In the spring of 2014 we have planted 0,5 ha of Pinot noir as well as some Piniot gris. We are planning to have also 0,5 ha of Syrah in the spring of 2015. We are making a very special wine as well by blending the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc aged in a wooden barrel.
In 2013 we have produced 3700 bottles. Our goal is to be able to produce and issue 10 000 bottles of quality wines each year. We would like discover the possibilities of the soil to be able to produce high quality wines in which the nature of the region reflects genuinely. We believe this is only possible if we have personal relations with each and every grapevine and bottle.