— despite the fact that most of the regions in our map were outside the Roman Empire, where the Danube served as a natural border, modern winemaking was born here with the arrival of the Romans. And although today we are talking about a rather German tradition of winemaking, we should not forget that it has Romanesque roots. Thus going back into history for hundreds and thousands of years. A predominantly continental climate predetermined the development of winemaking, concentrating in the narrowly defined boundaries of river valleys, steep slopes of hills oriented to the south. It led to the emergence of special styles of wine and, of course, grape varieties adapted to local conditions where they gave the best results. And thanks to terroir features — soil and microclimate — the vineyards got their own names to distinguish the best wines from mediocre ones. Which in turn led to the creation of the classification of vineyards, for example, the oldest in the world — Tokaj, dating back to the middle of XVII century.
Years and hundreds of years of hard work, tons of stones turned into dry stone walls, marking the slopes with endless lines of narrow terraces, climbing up from the river bed to the sun. Old vines that have taken root deep in slate, gneiss or sandstone — all this is a unique heritage, a centuries-old but living history, a treasure enclosed in a bottle of your choice in our wine list.