Vinery

26 hectares | 4 tables | 30 terraces

IT WAS AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IN WINERY DESIGN TO RESPECT ITS NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ADAPT TO THEM SO THAT THE PROPERTY WILL BE IN HARMONY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

The thirty terraced plantations formed on four boards perfectly adapt to the bed of the Lajvér stream, which provides a special and natural microclimate for the estate. This not only means that there are several degree temperature differences between the lower and upper terraces throughout the year, but also that the water content of the soil is varied. The valley, as a natural wind tunnel, ventilates the foliage and clusters of the plantations, thus helping environmentally conscious viticulture. This variety allows all of our twelve grape varieties to feel at home.

5 Functions,
3 wings

The ultramodern, clean-lined building was built around the concept of uncompromising processing. Our goal was to create an architecturally outstanding building that fits well into the landscape, much of which being underground. During construction, we sought to use natural materials such as wood, concrete, stone, metal and glass. The facility perfectly meets all the necessary functions: it can serve as a visitor centre, wine bistro, industrial building, warehouse and cellar. The essence of natural winemaking is the gentle processing of grapes based on modern gravity technology.

Road of vines

We have planted twelve grape varieties, yet we do not make a separate batch of each. Certain varieties taste nicer if they are not bottled on their own. Often, with unusual, novel blends, we can best express what we think of viticulture and winemaking.

48 award

When choosing a variety, only quality was the consideration. On each terrace we have installed the varieties that make the best use of its properties, which gives us an unparalleled variety. This diversity allows us to make outstanding wines even in cooler vintages, and we can also exploit the potential of hot vintages. This is confirmed by the 48 domestic and foreign awards won by Lajver wines in the last five years.

12 grape varieties

Riesling | Riesling | Chardonnay | Sauvignon blanc | Cserszegi spicy | Kadarka | Gamay | Pinot noir | Merlot | Cabernet franc | Cabernet sauvignon | Syrah

Renowned Hungarian and foreign experts have helped us to create a winery between the hills of Szekszárd that makes full use of the possibilities offered by nature with the help of the most modern technology. The processing and cellar, sunk to a depth of thirty meters, utilises the Earth’s gravitational energy and natural heat storage capacity, thus ensuring the most gentle processing possible.

Grapes carefully harvested from vines enter the processing in crates at the highest point of the winery. In the case of this wine, intact bunches are placed on a lattice shaking table, where the grapes are automatically cleansed of most contaminants during gentle vibration. The residue is removed by manual sorting. This is when the berries that are not sufficiently ripe or damaged are also removed. The berries are then gravity fed to the containers or press.

The fermentation is carried out at a temperature of ten degrees at a precisely controlled temperature, under 24-hour supervision.

Our barrels are made of high quality Hungarian and American oak in 225, 300, 500 litre sizes, with different roasting. This way, all our wines get the most proper maturation, so that we are always one step closer to the perfect Lajvér wine.

Awards

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • AWC Vienna 2020
    • Lajver Szekszárd Signum Cuvée 2018 – SILVER
      Lajver Szekszárd Kékfrankos 2018 – SILVER
      Lajver Szekszárd Cabernet Sauvignon LTD 2017 – GOLD
  • Mostar Wine Competition 2020
    • Lajver Szekszárd Cuvée Blanc 2019 – SILVER
    • Lajver Szekszárd Bull Blood 2017 – SILVER
  • Woman’s Wine Spirits Awards 2020
    • Lajver Szekszárd Pinot Noir 2017 – GOLD
    • Lajver Szekszárd Cabernet Sauvignon Limited 2017 – GOLD

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • Prestige Reserve 2020
    • Lajver Szekszárd Cuvée Blanc 2019  – Vinum Bonum
    • Lajver Szekszárd Rosé 2019 – Vinum Bonum
    • Lajver Szekszárd Cabernet Franc 2017  – Vinum Bonum
    • Lajver Szekszárd Clarus Cuvée 2018 – Vinum Bonum

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • Vinagora
    • Szekszárd Infinity Cuvée 2015 – SILVER

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • Bátaszék Wine Competition 2019.
    • Szekszárd Clarus Cuvée 2016 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Rosé Cuvée 2018 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Secret Cuvée 2016 – SILVER
  • National Wine Competition 2019
    • Merlot Selection 2015 – SILVER
  • Szekszárd Wine Region Wine Competition 2019
    • Szekszárd Merlot Selection 2015 – GOLD
    • Szekszárd Rhine Riesling 2017 – GOLD

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • Berliner Wine Trophy 2018
    • Merlot Szekszárd 2015 – GOLD
  • Challenge International du vin
    • Cuvée Blanc 2017 – SILVER
      Rosé Szekszárd 2017 – SILVER

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • Bátaszék Wine Competition 2018.
    • Szekszárd Infinity Cuvée 2015 – GOLD
      Szekszárd L12 Cuvée 2015 – GOLD
      Merlot Szekszárd 2015 – SILVER
  • Miklós Roséborok’s daily national competition
    • Szekszárd Rosé Cuvée 2018 – GOLD
  • Szekszárd Wine Region Wine Competition 2018
    • Cuvée Blanc 2017 – GOLD
      Merlot Selection 2015 – SILVER
      Merlot Szekszárd 2015 – GOLD
      Szekszárd Kékfrankos 2016 – GOLD
      Rosé Szekszárd 2018 – GOLD

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • V. Georgikon Wine Competition
    • Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2012 – GOLD
      Szekszárd Bull Blood 2015 – SILVER

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • Miklós Roséborok’s daily national competition
    • Szekszárd Menoire – SILVER
  • Szeged Wine Festival
    • Szekszárd Cuvée Blanc 2016 – SILVER
    • Szekszárd Kékfrankos Selection 2012 – GOLD
    • Szekszárd Rosé Cuvée 2016 – GOLD
  • New Wine and Cheese Festival 2017
    • Cuvée Blanc 2017 – SILVER
      Rosé Szekszárd 2017 – SILVER

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • International du vin Challenge
    • Szekszárd Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – BRONZE
  • Le Mondial du Rosé
    • Szekszárd Rosé Cuvée 2015 – SILVER
  • International Kékfrankos Wine Competition
    • Szekszárd Kékfrankos 2013 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Kékfrankos Selection 2012 – GOLD
  • Vinagora
    • Szekszárd Bull Blood 2012 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Bull Blood Selection 2012 – SILVER

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • Hungarian Wine Pattern National Wine Competition 2016
    • Cuvée Blanc 2015 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2012 – GOLD
  • Miklós Roséborok’s daily national competition
    • Szekszárd Rosé Cuvée – SILVER
  • Semmelweis University Wine National Wine Competition
    • Bull Blood Selection 2012 – SILVER
      Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – GOLD
      Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2012 – SILVER
      Italian Riesling 2015 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Cuvée Blanc 2015 – BRONZE
  • Szeged Wine Festival
    • Szekszárd Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – GOLD
      Szekszárd Cuvée Blanc 2015 – GOLD
      Italian Riesling from Szekszárd 2015 – GOLD

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge
    • Szekszárd Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Kékfrankos Premium 2012 – SILVER
  • Challenge International du vin
    • Szekszárd Kékfrankos Premium 2012 – BRONZE
  • Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Cuvée Blanc 2014 – BRONZE
      Italian Riesling 2014 – BRONZE
  • Georgikon Wine Competition
    • Pannon Cuvée Blanc 2014 – ARANY
  • International Wine Challenge
    • Italian Riesling 2014 – BRONZE
    • Pannon Cuvée Blanc 2014 – SILVER
  • IWSC
    • Italian Riesling 2014 – BRONZE
      Pannon Cuvée Blanc 2014 – BRONZE

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • Szekszárd Wine Region Wine Competition 2015
    • Szekszárd Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – SILVER
      Szekszárd Premium Kékfrankos 2012 – GOLD

RESULTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • Challenge International du vin
    • Cuvee Blanc 2013 – ARANY
    • Szekszárd Kékfrankos Prémium 2012 – BRONZE
    • Szekszárd Kékfrankos Prémium 2012 – BRONZE
  • VinoForum
    • Kékfrankos Selection 2012 – GOLD

HUNGARIAN COMPETITION RESULTS

  • MEdia Bora 2014
    • Kékfrankos 2012 – GOLD
      Kékfrankos Premium 2012 – GREAT GOLD
      Merlot 2012 – GREAT GOLD

Our wines

THERE WAS TELLED ABOUT US

András Jókuti

The Lajver Wine Estate is a real hidden treasure: hidden from the world, it is a stunningly bold architectural solution, coupled with remarkable wines and great professional determination!

Ági Dobó

The estate, the fabulous environment that surrounds it, the divine wines, and the heavenly food; if I had to describe it in one word, I would say it is AMAZING. The harmony we have experienced here has filled us so deeply that we wholeheartedly recommend the Lajver Wine Estate to everyone. We can’t wait to come back and share this experience with our Family and friends too!

Wossala Rozina

I had a great time at the Lajver Wine Estate. I am glad that there is a place 150 km from Budapest where I can relax by eating and drinking.

Hírek / Események