Just northeast of Budapest, in the foothills of the Bükk Mountains, lies one of Hungary’s most historic and captivating wine regions. Winemaking began here, nearly a millennia ago, when French monks moved to Eger with their viticultural skills in tow to help establish the Catholic bishopry.
Lucky for them – and even luckier for us – they found the terrain of Eger to be similar to the Burgundy wine region and transformed the beautiful countryside into fruitful vineyards. To this day, these lands remain focused on viticulture, and the cool and continental climate of Eger is perfectly suited for growing both red and white grape varietals.
Nimród Wines are mainly produced from two volcanic sites in the Eger region with a select few coming from Nagy-Eged Hill, Hungary’s limestone-rich Grand Cru and highest vineyard in the country. It is in these breathtaking hills that we pay homage to ancient history while cultivating terroir-driven, world-class wines for the modern-day wine drinker.
5 Hectares - Grand Cru
This vineyard is Eger’s historic Grand Cru vineyard, and we’re blessed to call it our own. Facing south-southwest, this steeply sloped site benefits from a southern exposure and limestone-laden soils. The wines are concentrated, rich in minerality, and worthy of lengthy cellar aging.
VARIETALS: FURMINT, KÉKFRANKOS AND SYRAH
5 Hectares - Premier Cru
Blessed with a unique microclimate due to Lake Bogács, this vineyard site has soils rich in minerals, which result in distinctive, fresh and fruit-packed wines. Comprised of granite-tuff soils, it has a south-southwestern exposure.
VARIETALS: PINOT NOIR, CHARDONNAY, SYRAH AND KÉKFRANKOS
7 Hectares - Premier Cru
This vineyard site rests on a gently-sloping hillside that is interspersed with rocks and is composed of a mixture of rich forest and tuff soil. Our wines from this vineyard are balanced, fruity and well rounded.
VARIETALS: CHARDONNAY, PINOT NOIR, SYRAH, KÉKFRANKOS, MERLOT, CABERNET FRANC, PINOT GRIS