The buildings of the Disznókő estate are among the most remarkable of any vineyard in the world. Iconic and instantly recognizable, situated at the entrance of the Tokaj region, they announce the gateway to Tokaji wines both literally and metaphorically. The winery was built in 1995 according to design prize winning architect Dezső Ekler.
Each of the three floors of the building represent a phase of the grape and wine processing. The grapes arrive on the ground floor, from where they fall to the presses below by gravity. The must running out of the presses is fermented in stainless steel tanks or barrels.
The cellar, on the lowest floor of edifice and 10 metres below ground, is cut into hard rhyolite stone. The constant cool temperature (12ºC throughout the year), high humidity content, and cellar-mold developing on the walls create perfect conditions for the ageing of the wines. The wines are aged in oak barrels lying beside Eszencias, and bottled wines settling and ageing before sale.