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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.

  • 1413

    first written mention of "Vinea Disznókő", Disznókő vineyard.

  • 1732

    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).  

  • 1737

    Tokaj declared a delimited wine region by royal decree with Tokaj as the official name of the region.

  • 1992

    Disznókő's acquisition by AXA Millésimes.

  • 1994

    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.  

  • 1995

    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.

  • 1997

    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.

  • 1999

    First Disznókő Kapi Vineyard Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos.

  • 2002

    Disznókő is included in the World Heritage Site of Tokaj declared in 2002.

  • 2005

    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)

  • 2007-2009

    Replanting of the Dorgó vineyard

  • 2012

    Creation of Disznókő 1413 Édes Szamorodni

  • 2017

    Creation of Disznókő Tokaji Dry Inspiration

  • 2017-2020

    Replanting of the Hangács vineyard