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Our story

In the Kovács family, the expertise of winemaking descends from father to daughter. László Kovács founded the current Kovács Winery in 1999, enriching the estate inherited from the grandparents with his own vineyards. Ever since then the family continues to buy and populate further plantations of higher and higher quality, ceaselessly working on the development of the estate and its vine-culture. We never forget to focus on our goal that already inspired our ancestors as well: the creation of wines that represent the magical diversity of Mátra the best. In 2011, Zita Kovács, the daughter of the winemaker also returned to the family’s tradition to become an important pillar of the business by her father’s side with her enthusiasm.

Our mission is to create wines that embody all the unique flavours of the Mátra region.

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Estate

Our winery had arrived to an important milestone in 2011, which provided new impetus to our development. We cultivated and reimplanted 70 additional hectares, quickly expanding our territory to 100 hectares, thus opening a new chapter in the life of the estate and the region. As from the summer of 2015 our new plantations begin to bear fruit continuously, offering an even wider and better quality range of specialties to all wine lovers who visit us.

The excellent positioning of the estate’s vineyards is most favourable to the cultivation of Irsai Olivér, Italian Riesling and Hárslevelű (Feuille de Tilleul), but we pay great attention to red varieties as well. Our colourful wine palette includes superbquality Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo, too.

László is responsible for the professional guidance, while Zita participates in the sparkling everydays of the estate as a host and the person in charge of marketing. Our work is also supported by a young and dynamic team, fully dedicated to the beauty of winemaking.

We would like to invite you to join us on a pleasant walk and get to know our winery in person.

Visiting the Estate

Mátra

’Where the Sun meets the mountains’ – this is how Gyöngyös, center of the Mátra Historical Wine Region aptly describes itself. Within only 80 kilometres from Budapest, in its proximity we also find Gyöngyöstarján, an immediate neighbour of the Mátra Mountains.

472 hectars well-covered with grapes, framed by tame hills under the woody mountains: the gatekeepers of Alföld’s infinite plains. Like a loving parent, Mátra protects the area from the cold Northern winds, creating an ideal microclimate for vine cultivation. The Kovács vineyards too, enjoy the sheltering embrace of the mountains.

The range once emerged from the sea as a result of volcanic activity, most favourably to winemaking. In comparison to the other Northern regions, we have much more sunshine, milder winters and less precipitation. These make the local grapes rich in sugar, that enables us to create aromatic, spicy and harmonic wines with high alcohol content.

Where the Sun meets the mountains