Zita (Zizi) was born in Veszprém
and grew up in Balatonfüred. As a young woman, she lived and
worked in Germany and Austria. Later she lived in Canada for 11 years.
In addition to Hungarian, she is fluent in both German and English.
David was born in London, grew up in Zimbabwe and
Zizi attended wine school in Balatonfüred in
2007 and graduated in May 2008. We started making white wine in 2008
at the cellar of friends in Lovas, learning from them and learning
also by doing.
In 2016, when our vines were just 3 years old, we had the first partial harvest from our own vineyard. This was a year earlier than we had expected and it caught us by surprise, a very welcome surprise. It was an exciting moment for us. As it turned out, 2016 was a “baptism by fire”. The 2016 season was dominated by a single extreme weather event. On July 13th a fierce hail storm tore along the north shore of Lake Balaton. Some wine makers lost all their grapes and most of us lost some. In our vineyard we estimated that 40% of the grapes were seriously damaged. Wine maker’s lesson number one – during the growing season, Mother Nature is in charge! Today, we make red, rosé and white wine - seven different wines in all.