Bodvin Winery

bodvin tokaj


Bodvin Winery was founded in Hungary in 1992 and since 2000 it has been a family business of Orosz Gabor, a small artisan winemaker. At the beginning he exported only to the USA, then he also sold to EU countries. The Bodvin Winery cultivates 17 hectares in the Mád Valley, which is 4 degrees warmer than anywhere else in the region and has particularly fertile soils, ideal for the production of quality wines. The names of the vineyards are Király, Nyúlászó, Úrágya, Betsek, Szent-Tamás és Veres, Hosszúkötél, Holdvölgy. In all areas they strive for yield restrictions in order to achieve the highest quality.


The Tokaj winegrowing area is the first closed winegrowing area in the world - from 1737 - and since 2002 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The volcanic bedrock of the vineyard, the sunny slopes and the microclimate determined by the rivers Tisza and Bodrog together support the formation of the noble mold (Botrytis Cinerrea), which is essential for the subsequent eruption.

The noble basement mold (Cladosporium cellare) thickly covering the walls of the cellars - unlike the noble mold - is found here and in the wine cellars on the Rhine all over the world. This mushroom plays an important role in the quality of the Tokaj wines, because the unique taste of fresh bread, the fragrance, the bouquet, the dark golden color and the relatively high alcohol content around 14% by volume of the outbreak are due to its activity. It became world famous in 1703, when Prince Franz Rákóczi II gave an outburst to the French King Louis XIV, who apostrophized it as follows: "Le vin des rois et le roi des vins", better known in Latin: "vinum regum, rex vinorum", d. H. "Wine of Kings, King of Wines".

From that time on he became a highly esteemed drink of kings, czars, well-known artists (Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Frederick II, Voltaire, Goethe, Mozart and Schubert) and one of the most successful means of diplomacy. To his success contributed to the widespread in the 15th century among doctors that his consumption has a healing, regenerative effect, with, he came with the name VINUM TOKAJENSE PASSUM also on the shelves of pharmacies.