Zelna Borászat: Sustainable and Organic Farming

Zelna Borászat at Organic Newspaper

The story of the family winery started in 2014 with only a few hectares of vines, since then they have been making wines from two vineyards in Balatonfüred and Balatonszőlős, with a total of 15 hectares. Sustainable farming and organic wines are the main fundamentals of their philosophy, just as the most important variety of the Balatonfüred-Csopak wine region, the Olaszrizling. They have been managing their plantations organically from the very beginning and the areas are continuously converted to certified organic cultivation.

Pinot Gris, Merlot, and Zweigelt are the basis of their wines and cuvées, but they constantly experiment, study, and develop their plantations to show the character of their wines around the world.

They may not have decades of experience or generations of winemakers, but Zelna Borászat’s team consists of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals that are familiar with the potential of their plantations day by day.

Zelna Borászat has joined their Bárka Fehér 2019 in the International Organic Awards 2021 and has received a Gold Award, awarded by Organic Newspaper.

Bárka Fehér 2019

Bárka Fehér 2019 at Organic Newspaper.

Gray-friendly (80%, Penke-dűlő), Italian Riesling (10%, Berekszél-dűlő), rosalia (8%, Farkó -kő) and furmint (2%), harvested in several parts, blended as wine. The varieties were fermented separately, in a tank, with organic yeast, and then half of the gray-friendly was aged for 4 months in 500-liter, mixed-roasted barrels. Its aroma is elegant, its taste is dominated by delicate salinity and an exciting supply of acids over the green-spicy, marzipan, white-fleshed fruity notes.

Zelna Borászat has started exporting its brand three years ago. Besides their local market, Zelna Borászat currently exports to Central European countries like Germany, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania and has recently exported to Canada. Their mission is to market the Hungarian Wines around the world and are constantly looking for new and strong partnerships with importers, who will constantly do business with them.

If interested in Zelna Borászat and its products, you may visit their website by clicking HERE.