The winery was founded in 1998 with the wine processing plant completed in 2003. The name Haraszthy commemorates the great Hungarian, Ágoston Haraszthy. Driven by his passion for wine making, he travelled to California in the 1850s, introducing European varieties for the first time. In doing so staking his rightful claim as one of the founding-fathers of the US wine industry. Informed by this pioneering spirit and lust for innovation, we proudly follow his inspiration today.
Our goal is to produce high-quality wines year after year and to showcase Burgundy varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir) locally. Our main grape varieties are the Irsai Olivér, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. We also have some Pinot Gris, Királyleányka and Zenit for cuvées.
We utilize modern techniques inspired by traditional methods to make distinctive wines full of character. Our winemaker, Dániel Pázmányi, takes fastidious care to ensure that only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes go into our wines. The berry phase is preceded by a rigorous selection, ensuring that only the finest, healthiest berries go through. After gently pressing the grapes, we use controlled fermentation technology for the wines.
Haraszthy Vineyards is not only about creating value by producing high quality wines but also to provide unforgettable memories to our visitors. In 2019 we have rebranded our restaurant right next to the winery to fully satisfy gastronomy lovers’ passion.
Our enthusiastic owners, Ingeborg & Carlos Coelho and cosmopolitan chefs, hailing from California, Brazil and the Ukraine inspired our restaurants name: Matador. We use only the finest ingredients complimented by high-end kitchen technology to create a fine dining bistro under the supervision of our award winning American-Mexican chef, Diego Bautista.
Our restaurant has been thriving for the past 12 years! Our secret is not only concentrating on the sophistication of our cooking but more importantly the experience of a day out at Haraszthy Vineyards!
We are masters at pairing our dishes with our own wines from across the world including Etyek, Argentina and California.
Sir Irsai 2020
A blend of authentic Hungarian varieties. Pale yellow colour. On the nose the typical muscat and elderflower aromas are dominating with the notes of spring flowers. The taste is characterized by grapefruit and lime-like aromas with intense acidity. The light body and low alcohol makes it a really fresh wine.
Pinot Noir Rosé 2020
Rose made of 100% Pinot Noir. Intense pink colour. Strong scent of ripe strawberry and raspberry appears in the wine. Rich and fruity taste with fresh and crispy acids.
Sauvignon Blanc 2020
A fresh and zippy New World style Sauvignon Blanc. Very intense scent of exotic fruits dominated by passion fruit and a touch of fresh-cut grass. On the palate the set of fruits expand with ripe peach, lime and some light vegetal hints. A long and luxurious aftertaste brings fruit flavours to the fore. The characteristic acidity of the Etyek wine region fits nicely to the New World style of this wine.
Buttery aromas enhanced by undertones of coconut and vanilla hints at the rich flavour of Chardonnay. Dried fruit flavours are perfectly balanced with a delicate acidity contributing to a rich and long aftertaste.
Pinot Noir 2018
Lively ruby colour. Primal spicy aromas on nose, accompanied by fruitiness. On the plate besides the sour cherry and raspberry you will find the presence of cherry, sweet spicy and bold notes produced by barrel ageing. Typical Burgundy.