A Winery Built on an Ancient Structure Dating Back to the 1700s
Headquartered in a renowned Mád wine region, Zsirai Winery has its base on the 18th-century renovated building, the ancient Szirmay family’s property. The company owns 18 hectares of vineyards, scattered over Rátka, Tállya, Tarcal, and Tokaj. Zsirai’s main cellar is in Tokaj, along with other two cellars in the Villány and the Somló wine regions, on the southern side of the hill, in Somlóvásárhely. Petra Zsirai and Kata, the two young owners, focus on the cultivation of Hungarian, forgotten grape varieties to make wines.
Carrying on Family Dreams at Zsirai Winery
The Zsirai Winery was started by father Csaba Zsirai in 2005, with the help of his colleague, Tibor Brogli. Csaba was a successful entrepreneur, and owing vineyards was his dearest dream, which today his daughters, Petra and Kata, are fulfilling with the same dedication and passion. In 2011, after his demise, the sisters acquired the winery with a handful of employees to achieve new heights in the European and Chinese wine industry.
Vines Expressing the Richness of the Terroirs in which they Grow
Two very qualified viticulturists manage the vineyards – Tokaji terrain vines by Csaba Tóth and Somló and Palkonya terrain grapes by Tibor Brogli. The Zsirai family cultivates high-end white varieties on the vineyard plots, such as Furmint, Hárslevelű, Olaszrizling, and Juhfark. The company’s reds include Kékfrankos and Kadarka, and together they produce around 30,000 bottles of delicious white and dessert wines.
Overnight Stay in a Chic Farmhouse
There also exists a well-equipped, estate-owned guesthouse in the heart of Tokaj-Hegyalja for tourists to relax and taste wines. It consists of three well-furnished suites with separate entrances, a kitchen and dining area, and a terrace overlooking the countryside. In total, the guesthouse can accommodate around nine people.