The essence of fine wine is rooted in the unique terroir, where the grapes are raised. We are fortunate enough to have three of the top terroirs in the Eger wine growing region.
Since Eger is a cool climate region, similar to Burgundy or cooler climates of California, we planted varieties that feel very much at home, and are capable of producing world class wines. In addition to these international varietals which include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, we also proudly feature traditional Hungarian varietals, such as Furmint and Kékfrankos.
We farm these grapes using sustainable practices and every year we hand harvest these healthy and happy grapes which are being gently guided into fine wines.
Kovacs Nimrod Winery is situated in seven continuous cellars on the historic Verőszala street in the town of Eger. Back in the 18th century, there were hundreds and hundreds of wine press houses in Eger, very much like our own, which were erected above their respective cellars to handle onsite processing of the grapes. After the grape juice fermented, the wines were stored in barrels in the cool cellars below. Guided by this tradition, we continue to make wine in a similar way, but aided by 21st century technology.
We also love welcoming guests and entertain them in our restored facilities, whether in our VIP Knightsroom or in the main tasting room.
For more details about the winery check out the Estate Brochure!
VINEYARDS & VARIETALS
Nagy Eged (Eger), 10 hectares (25 acres) • GPS: 47.926149,20.418516
Facing south-southwest, this steep-sloping site with unique exposure consists of limestone-laden soils, which contribute a mineral character to the wines.
Varietals: Furmint, Kékfrankos, Syrah.
Nyilasmár (Noszvaj), 5 hectares (12,5 acres) • GPS: 47.929657,20.499752
Blessed with a unique microclimate due to Lake Bogács, this site has soils rich in minerals, which result in distinctive, fine, fresh, and fruit-packed wines. Comprised of granite/volcanic soils, it has a south-southwesterly exposure.
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Kékfrankos.
Nagyfai (Noszvaj), 7 hectares (17,5 acres) • GPS: 47.938916,20.493228
Gently-sloping and interspersed with rocks, this site produces well-balanced and rounded wines.
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Kékfrankos, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.