What makes the Disznókő harvest special?
At Disznókő the berry shows us the moment of harvest. We watch carefully. Because the winery is set in the vineyard we can keep a close eye on all the grapes and pick at just the right moment - all by hand. Not only that, all our wines are from our grapes only. So the wines really are the fruits of our labours!
. One of the longest harvests in the world?
Well, it runs from late August through to early, even late, November.
. And why?
Because we are waiting patiently for the aszú berries to develop.
. One of the most labour-intensive harvests in the world?
And at Disznókő we go through the whole vineyard to select these precious berries between two and four times - an unusual practice in the region.
The highly selective process includes:
harvesting the ripe grapes for dry Tokaji wines,
picking the clusters for late harvest wines,
selecting the aszú berries, the key ingredient of the legendary Tokaji Aszú.