For generations, winemaking has been the profession and livelihood of the Kardos family in the sleepy Tokaji village of Mád. The family can trace their roots back for several centuries in Mád. The modern Kardos estate was founded by Gábor Kardos Sr. in 1989. Early on, the vast majority of the Kardos wines were sold in the family tavern in Mád. In the mid-2000s, Gábor Kardos Jr. joined the winemaking team, encouraging the family to utilize better winemaking techniques such as stricter crop regulation, multiple bunch sorting and multiple selective harvesting. The family winery now makes the best use out of their high-quality land, producing dry white wines of great character and delicious late harvest dessert wines. In 2008 Gábor Kardos Sr. and Gábor Kardos Jr. reorganized their new winery, aiming to expose their wines to terroir wine lovers around the world. The new company’s wines have received great acclaim both domestically and abroad.
Size of vineyards: 7 acres
Grapes grown: Furmint, Hárslevelű, Sárgamuskotály
Soil and terroir: volcanic soils based on zeolite and bentonite, with red clay topsoil