Disznókő estate is named after the vineyard of Disznókő, first recorded in 1413. The name Disznókő means "wild boar stone", referring to a large volcanic rock found at the heart of the vineyard or according to some geographers to the shape of the hill where the vineyards are planted. Since AXA Millésimes acquired the property in 1992, the estate groups a series of historical contiguous vineyards around the winery. Once owned by aristocratic families for centuries, these vineyards are famous for their remarkable terroirs which produce great wines. Thanks to its know-how and experience, Disznókő is recognised today as being in the forefront of the renaissance of the truly great Tokaj wines.
first written mention of "Vinea Disznókő", Disznókő vineyard.
Classification of Tokaj vineyard collected and formatted by János Matolai (viticultural expert). His work appeared between 1735 and 1749 in a book by Mátyás Bél which was edited in Vienna in five volumes and presented the geography of Hungary: Notitia hungariae novae historico geographica. The book was re-edited several times. Most of Disznókő Estate's actual vineyards are presented as first growths (Disznókő, Hangács, Lajos).
Tokaj declared a delimited wine region by royal decree with Tokaj as the official name of the region.
Disznókő's acquisition by AXA Millésimes.
The first steps in replanting the estate. Most of the vineyard was previously planted and cultivated in an intensive way: the vines were in a poor shape at the time of the purchase. The new re-plantings were planned with much higher density, with more adequate orientation and modern trellising.
Completion of new wine making facilities designed by award winning architect Dezső Ekler.
Creation of the Tokaj Renaissance Association of Classified Vineyards, in which Disznókő was a key player. This was the first consortium in the post-communist area regrouping the best Tokaji producers to develop the region, the wines and its promotion.
The release of the first great Disznókő Tokaji Aszú of the vintage 1993 to great acclaim. With this fresher wine so different from those produced during the Communist period this Aszú established Disznókő at the forefront of the renaissance of Tokaji wines and became a reference of style.
First Disznókő Kapi Vineyard Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos.
Disznókő is included in the World Heritage Site of Tokaj declared in 2002.
Winery of the Year in Hungary
Awarded by the National Council of Wine Communities (Hegyközségek Nemzeti Tanácsa), the Hungarian Wine Academy (Magyar Bor Akadémia) and the Federation of Hungarian Vine and Wine Producers (Magyar Szőlő- és Bortermelők Szövetsége)
Replanting of the Dorgó vineyard
Creation of Disznókő 1413 Édes Szamorodni
Creation of Disznókő Tokaji Dry Inspiration
Replanting of the Hangács vineyard