An exclusive range of wines now available in the UK and Ireland
Established in September 2004, the Cezar Winery was actually founded in 1996 by three Swedish businessmen. The fledgling company began by planting red grapes and the winery was completed in 2006, by which time it was supplying Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Cabernet Franc wines.
The winery is the largest in Zala County in terms of both production and storage and since being in full production, old vineyards have been re-established with new plantations and the original pressing houses and cellars have been preserved and developed. The wines have won countless awards and are widely sold throughout Hungary and Europe but have never been available in the UK or Ireland.
Alan and his family have spent a great deal of time in Hungary and with friends living close by the Cezar Winery, when it came to seeking top quality wines to import to enhance their De Block beers product range, it was only natural that Alan would sample the wines from Cezar. And that was when a new partnership was born with Alan and the team at Hutchinson Imports delighted to be appointed the exclusive importers of Cezar’s superb range of top quality wines.
Zala Wine Region
The Cezar Winery is located near Kis-Balaton Lake, Nagyrada in the beautiful Zala wine region of Hungary. The vines in Zala are grown in one of the most picturesque and interesting regions of the country and have always been planted on the eastern and western slopes going south. Both the soil and the climate of the region provide the perfect ‘terroir’ that is particularly excellent for grape growing and the original pressing houses traditional wine-producing methods are still used today.
The climate is one of the least extreme in the region and is generally determined by the 700-800mm annual rainfall, moderate light and very little frost damage. The average temperature is lower than the national average making the terroir that little bit cooler which will typically produce beautifully smooth and easy drinking wines with bright fruit flavours.