Csopak is one of the world-class terroirs of Lake Balaton where the diversity of soils, climate and timeless viticulture create unique wines. Mineral clays, chalk and volcanic soils give different characters.
Our aim is to show this diversity through a narrow range of authentic grapes: olaszrizling, furmint and kékfrankos. Therefore we respect old vineyards and save their grape for vineyard and soil selections. Natural yeast, slow winemaking and gentle aging are all key elements to preserve their uniqueness.
Csopak estate covers about 12 ha vineyards in 10 different crus around Csopak, Tihany and Kál wine-growing areas. Our olaszrizling and frumint vineyards in Csopak are based on red permian sandstone and triassic marl soils, while in Kál on a rich and exciting mixture of volcanic and dolomite soils.
The extinct vulcano Tihany with its lovely crater lakes and geyser fields are home to our best suited kékfrankos vineyards.
The Csopak wine is based on one single grape variety, the olaszrizling. Wines of other grapes cannot bear the name of the protected appellation which consists of more than 30 crus in 5 villages.
The Csopak wine is divided into three quality categories, the generic wine from all crus, the Hegybor or hill wines from the premier crus and on the highest level the Dűlőbor or single cru wines. We make Csopak wine in the two upper categories and are members of the local producer association, which follows a strict regulation on making premier cru and single cru wines.
We also work with two other important local grapes, the furmint and the kékfrankos. We use them both for making estate blends and single cru wines.
Contact: St. Donat Estate
Address: 8229 Csopak Szitahegyi út 28.
Estate treasury: Friday-Sunday / 12:00-20:00
Tastings & cellar visit: by appointment