Pálma Koch

The Future Agro-Person of the Year

Agrotrend Group founded an award in 2014 to acknowledge exemplary achievement in the agricultural sector. The awarding procedure is quite long and complex, the concept is independent and transparent.

The award ceremony took place last Saturday, and one of 13 awarded people is a winemaker, and what is even better, a young and talented oenologist called Pálma Koch!

Congratulations to the winner!

Syrah, the first “grandchild”

After some trainee period in Stellenbosch, South Africa she returned to the family winery run by her father, Csaba Koch, Winemaker of the Year 2019, a very energetic and charismatic man. “Obviously I am not about to alter the style created by my father, but there are some things to which I would like to give a try.”  Pálma has already made the second vintage of her own Syrah from a 0.2 hectare plot. Csaba Koch “gave her the cellar key”, so basically let her do what she wanted. As for the first vintage after careful manual harvest and manual selection the grape was fermented at normal temperature between 23–26 Celsius with one day of cold soaking. The wine was matured in used French oak, and her father was really proud of the first child of his child.

More about Csaba Koch and his happy grape concept (by Chris Boiling, Canopy magazine, IWC)
More about Koch Wines

Pálma and Csaba Koch
Pálma Koch and her father, Csaba Koch