Koczor Winery & Panzio
Cultivating grapes and making wine is a pleasure in itself, but it is a double pleasure if we share it with friends and guests. Of course, we don’t invite visitors to till the soil with us, but everyone can sample the joy we bring to our work by tasting our wines.
Our winery provides a separate room specifically for receiving guests and tasting wine, where we eagerly pass on the best of our trade.
5 x rooms with double bed, air-conditioning, spare bed, TV, minibar, Wifi.
Together with spare beds, we can accommodate 16 guests altogether in our guesthouse.
About the wine region
With regards to size, the Balatonfüred-Csopak wine region is medium: ninth in line in the 22 Hungarian wine regions, but it is regarded as one amongst the best once you talk about attributes. From a winemaker’s perspective, this is the home of great possibilities. An unusual, sub-Mediterranean climate rules its grooved hillsides, whilst the changeable soil of the unique “terroirs” that have developed here can produce first class grapes.
As regards types, this is traditionally a white wine region. First and foremost the masters pick Riesling, Szürkebarát and Ottonel Muscat.
The region is pleasant, enchanting and inviting. On the hillsides 150–200 year old press houses bear witness to the fact that once upon a time every family here was involved in grape cultivation. In the old days they used to say that those who do not go up the hill to prune the grapes, will find themselves in the graveyard by New Year’s Eve. Nowadays it is not uncommon to find people who survive the year in one piece without even owning a grape in the region, but winemakers believe this is just blind luck!
About the grapes
Following regional tradition, we too produce mainly white wines. Our vineyards spread across the slopes of Balatonfüred, Pécsely and Vászoly, over 23 hectares of first class soil in areas with outstanding microclimates. We deal with nine types, of which we naturally consider the Riesling to be the most important because this grape best embodies the character of the region.
Treatment of the grapes conclusively influences the quality of any given year’s wine. We wish to produce unique and impeccable wines, which is unimaginable without the perfect raw materials – the perfect grape. Thus we carry out the work of nurturing the vines and the grapes with exceptional care.
About the winery
Our traditional little press houses, built at the foot of the vines, have provided for the family across six generations, but with the increase of the vineyards their capacity was not enough. Thus we began work on a new cellar at the beginning of 1997, at the Western border of Balatonfüred, on the Bocsár estate. The investment was completed in 2005 and with it the winery was enhanced by a building to satisfy all our needs.