Takler Winery

weingut takler szekszard  - ungarische weine - vins hongrois

Takler winery

The Takler family has dealt with vinegrowing and winemaking since the 1700’s in this exceptional region. At this time the Takler family, just as some other wine-maker families, settled in Szekszárd accordig to the settlement of Maria Teresia. Their current winery established in 1987. is controlled by the „consultative board of three” Takler Ferenc and his two sons András and Ferenc. The Takler „Trio” is now farming on 58 hectares, most of which is situated the best location of the wine region.

Grape varieties: Kékfrankos, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Kadarka, Cabernet sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay. In order to grow the finest grapes at the same quality, high density of the vines (5.500-6.000/hectare) are planted applying modern (low cordon and Guyot) training systems. The winery reached excellent reputation in numerous national and international competitions. Ferenc Takler was the „Winemaker of the Year” in 2004.

Szekszárd

The winegrowing area is located in the southwest of Hungary not far from the border with Croatia. It is one of the oldest and best in the country and is often referred to as "Bordeaux of Hungary", because excellent red wines are pressed here. In the 19th century, the red wine from the Kadarka grape was exported to many European countries. Great lovers of it were, for example, the composer Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886), who visited the area several times and Pope Pius IX. (1792-1878). The pope said that the wine preserves his health and his spirit. Here, the only area besides Eger is the traditional red wine Bullblood (Bikavér). The continental climate is characterized by dry summers with plenty of sunshine and strong winds and long, mild winters. The vineyards on loess soil cover 2,300 hectares. The most important varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Kadarka, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Merlot, Olaszrizling (Italian Riesling) and Sauvignon Blanc.