The Turay Family can date their winemaking history to the 17th century. The noble rank of the family was issued in 1663 by Emperor Leopold I. Twelve generations of the Turay family have cultivated grapes, only interrupted by the tumultuous times of the 20th century in Hungary. The current iteration of Turay Pince began in 2002 with the purchase of a small cellar and vineyard in the village of Baj in the wine region of Neszmély.
The autumn of 2006 saw the beginning of the vineyards replanting to a variety of traditional Hungarian and international varieties, which includes: Solaris, Kékfrankos , Rozalia, Olaszrizling, Generosa, Harslevelű, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. With the ascension of the younger generation taking control the vineyards were converted to Biodynamic farming in 2018 underscoring their complete commitment to making the best wines possible, while also improving the land around them.
The wines have a purity of fruit and depth of flavor that we have come to expect from many Hungarian varietals, but they also show a great balance of acidity and wonderful aromatics. This is most notably true in the international varietals, particularly the Pinot Noir; a varietal we have mixed feelings about in Hungary, but this one certainly is a game changer for us. These wines are not to be missed!