The Disznókö winery in Tokaji, Hungary, is one of the driving forces behind quality viticulture in this historic wine region. The goal has been set to tie in with the glory days of Tokay in the 18th century, when these wines were among the most famous in the world.
In 1992, AXA Millésimes bought the neglected Disznókö vineyard, which was already mentioned in 1413. Many vines had to be replanted and much closer together, since in the era of socialism only high yield was valued, not quality. In addition, there were new winery buildings and the most modern technology, so that today Disznókö is one of the best wineries in all of Hungary. In 2005, these efforts were officially recognized with the title "Winery of the Year in Hungary".
The main focus here is on the traditional grape variety Furmint, which is ideal for the production of noble sweet wines due to its susceptibility to the botrytis fungus. However, it can also be used to produce excellent dry white wines that represent the terroir very well. There are also Zéta, a cross between Furmint and Bouvier, as well as Hárslevelű and small amounts of other local varieties.
The Disznokö range is roughly divided into three categories, the dry white wines, the late harvest and the sweet Aszu wines. The winery is outstanding in each of these categories.