Vintage 2020: Quantity and quality are fine

Harvest is the most important period in the life of a winery with a lot of organization, work and logistics. Now we can take a small break after the harvest, so we would like to share our experience with you on 2020 harvest.

This year’s harvest university student Máté Bakos also played a significant role in the preparation and harvest works, which often means 16 hours work a day. We asked Ferenc Knolmajer, the manager of the professional work in the Csobánc estate about the harvesting experience.

“We closed a good year, the weather was good for us all year round and also at harvest time. We were able to harvest healthy grape bunches in beautiful sunshine and pleasant weather conditions” – said the Winemaker of Bakos Winery.

“We are satisfied with both the quantity and quality of the crop. We started with Szürkebarát (Pinot gris) grape variety on September 19th, followed by other varieties, which we harvested at full maturity, traditionally by hand. Our self-planted Furmint and Pinot Blanc and the ‘inherited’ grape varieties like Pinot gris and Welschriesling, also feel good in this wonderful terroir. The lesson of the harvest for us is that processing technology and its efficiency will be a priority area for us in the future. ”

Work continues in the cellar and we look forward to the first wines of the 2020 vintage!