The Lower Pohronie Region
In the embrace of the Danube, Hron and Ipeľ rivers, at an elevation of 100-250 metres, lies a magical volcanic area, which is a wonderful place for cultivating vineyards. As early as in the Middle Ages it was a well-known wine-growing area, and rumours about the excellent wines that were born here even found their way to kings. The proximity of the three rivers has a major effect on the local climatic conditions. We consider it our mission to breathe new life into the Lower Pohronie, because this is a region that in terms of viticulture is rich and unique and provides special flavours.
A cult location full of energy. The diversity and beauty of this area surprises even the experienced tourist. The village of Chľaba was originally founded as the island Chľaba on the Danube and was an orchard for the Esztergom archbishopric. It provided the inhabitants of the area with rich and high-quality crops. After relocation of the village from the island, the tradition of wine-making in cellars carved into the loess soil on the northern bank of the Danube was preserved. Cellars more than 300 years old are still part of the village today. The local flora and fauna remain pristine, with their original character from the past preserved, like the confluence of the Danube and Ipeľ rivers, which leaves an exciting and even mystical impression.
The Cseres vineyards
The winery is surrounded by vineyards planted on a slope facing the Danube with a north-south orientation, located 182 to 224 metres above sea level. The volcanic soil is formed by an andesite tuff subsoil with a clay loess surface. The sun’s rays reflecting from the Danube also contribute to the warming of the soil, thus creating a Mediterranean microclimate for the vineyard. The excellent location, the volcanic soil and microclimate formed by three rivers give the Terroir Cseres a unique character.
The Helemba vineyards
It is closer to Ipeľ with a south-east orientation and a cooler climate. The rows of vineyards have a north-south orientation with a terraced character. The elevation here is 172 to 184 metres, while the north-west wind easily flows through the rows, so it is suitable for later grape varieties. The soil is a clay brown forest soil of volcanic origin with andesite and a surface rich in nutrients. Thanks to its location near the river, the humidity is higher, so there is often the noble form of Botrytis in the vineyard.