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.