Initially we did not care about the vines, we rented out most of the land and the grapes were largely sold. However after 5-6 years the wine region became such an integral part of our lives that it no longer surprised us that we took the arduous journey from Győr to Tállya 30-40 times a year. The binding had several stages. An important step in the process was the production of our first single vineyard wine the 2006 Görbe. This was the wine that set us on a journey of discovery to better understand the excellent Tállya vineyards which enjoyed such high prestige in earlier times. We started to pay more attention to the specifics of the indvidual vineyards and this understanding guided us in making our new purchases.
In exploring the values of Tállya we were joined by many others and the common experience and the sharing of ideas has aided our quest to match terroirs, varieties and types of wine. Since 2010 István Hudák is in charge of viticulture and winemaking at Zsadányi Vineyards and Winery. His appointment heralded a new era in the life of the winery. The work we started could be labelled as „vineyard archeology” and we have managed to save several plots with old vines hailing from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. It is a very special feeling to taste wines made of grapes grown in vineyards which were believed to be irredeemable just a few years earlier. The size of renewed and recultivated plots is continuously expanding and we also have new plantings, so today the estate’s total size under vine has reached 35 hectares.