On the southern side of Lake Balaton, on the most beautiful vineyards of the diverse Somogyi Hills, from Viszipuszta to the Barihegy of Hollád we cultivate altogether eighty-two hectares of grapes, by applying the latest technology. Thanks to our parents’ long-lasting experience and the wine technology used by us we cultivate high-quality grapes.
„Quality and attention to detail is our trademark, therefore we do every process from caring for the grapes to bottling the wine.”
Four members in our family graduated as viticulturists from the University of Horticulture: Grandpa Feri is responsible for the grapes, Granny Klári arranges the applications and grants, while Feri and his wife, Bea make the wines Since July 2013 Feri has also been President of Balatonboglári Hegyközség (Balatonboglár Wine Community). The younger brother Zsiga and the younger sister Orsi are also active members of the family business. Zsigu manages the wine sales and trade, while Orsolya is a sommelier and promotes the Bujdosó wines through events, wine tastings, and advertisements. The children have also ensured the succession of the business; the third generation consists of four granddaughters and five grandsons.
„In Balatonszemes, we established the biggest wine tavern of South-Balaton in a cellar remained from the Baroque on the former landed estate of the Hunyadi family. Each day at this location from 12 midday until 10 o’clock at night we welcome groups ranging from 20-120 for professional wine tasting followed by lunch or dinner, which must be reserved in advance.”
Two thirds of the vineyard consists of white grapes. The most important kinds include Tramini, Királyleányka, Szürkebarát and Olaszrizling, but we also grow Chardonnay, Irsai Olivér and Sauvignon Blanc on a large area of our grounds. Our most important blue grapes are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. We named our premium wines after the classical, elegant sailboats of Lake Balaton such as Sirocco, Nemere or Tramontana.
Grandpa Feri gained his driving licence for sailing boats in the 1970s, and he has travelled around Lake Balaton many times with one of the sailing boats of the then “home trade” fleet.
Then the family restored a classical Balaton yolle 25 and used it until the beginning of the 1990s.
From the 1980s, the boys, Zsiga and Feri were members of Mahart SE (Hungarian Boating Sport Association) in Siófok, where at that time such a legendary figure of Hungarian sailing sailed as Imre Szabó „Pempő”.
With Feri’s steering the team won the Winemaker Regatta established in 2011 with a goal of creating a tradition. Besides Zsiga, Orsi also participated in the team. Of course, they are permanent participants of the Kékszalag (International Sailing Competition held every year) too, and in spring they regularly compete on a regatta on the Adriatic Sea, and on many other sailing competitions.