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Koch, Hajós Baja

Truly delightful indigenous varietals from the region of Hajós Baja.

Koch Csaba, better known to his friends as Chubby, studied biology and viticulture after inheriting a few vines from his grandfather in 1991.

Since then, he and his wines have gone from strength to strength, winning numerous national and international awards culminating in being awarded 2014 Winery of the Year in Hungary. Located in Hajós Baja, Koch's attitude to winemaking is a truly hands-off approach, encouraging wildlife and plants to make their home around his winery. Walking through his vineyards, you will find apple trees growing happily next to the vines creating a diverse habitat. His theory is, that with less intervention in nature's cycle, nature will take care of herself and the vines.

Vineyards are based in two locations, Hajos Baja and the famous Villany. They are both very different in terms of soil and altitude. The vineyards in Barota are in the fertile plain, whilst the vineyards in Villany have altitude of 400 meters and limestone soils with clay. This allows Koch to grow many different type of grapes, indigenous and international.