Viticulture and winemaking


The style of the Heimann family’s classic wines was developed by Ágnes and Zoltán Heimann. The first decade of the 21st century was dedicated to finding the special Heimann style: we brought top quality cuttings of Cabernet Franc and Merlot from Bordeaux and planted them on the Porkoláb-völgy plateau. When in 2002-2003 the first monopole vineyard of the family, the 11 ha Bati Kereszt was planted a significant acreage was dedicated to Viognier, the one and only white variety of the estate. The west facing slopes were planted with Tannat from Basque Country and Sagrantino from Umbria. These latter varieties give an individual touch to the character of the top of the range wines: Franciscus and Barbár.

Our goal is to produce wines that display full ripeness and refreshing fruit. This is the trademark of Szekszárd wines and Heimann wines too. Most of our wines are made from estate grown fruit and vinification is carried out with minimal technological intervention. Our most important tools are the well-looked-after barrels, the patience required for ageing and thoughtful blending that reflects our taste in wine.

"Our goal is to produce wines that display full ripeness and refreshing fruit. This is the trademark of Szekszárd wines and Heimann wines too."

Top of the range wines are mostly aged in Hungarian oak barrels

There are three members of the Heimann Family working in the winery: Ágnes, Zoltán Sr. and Zoltán Jr. The younger brother, Gábor is a physician living and working in Germany, but even he feels closely connected to the Szekszárd estate.

Just as with our wines we are striving for lasting harmony in team work too: several of our employees have been working with us for over a decade. They have dedicated countless hours of their working lives to achieve our common goals, so they fully deserve to be mentioned here:

Illyés Péter head of viticulture, Tóth György and Horenka Zoltán tractorists, Rácz Melinda vineyard foreman, and her team: Mrs. Rácz, Jászter Mária and Rüff Sándor, Mátis László bottling and warehouse manager, Zsiros Kata head of administration and Vass Gábor winemaker.

"We strive for longevity and harmony."

Manual sorting is a vital step in processing the grapes
Our team at the 2019 end of season party