Winemaker Károly Áts is one of the best-known figures in the Tokaj wine region. He was the chief winemaker at Royal Tokaji for a long time and in 2012 won the title of Wine Producer of the Year while here, also receiving 100 points from Wine & Spirits magazine for the 1999 Esszencia. Since 2013, however, he has been bolstering Grand Tokaj as well as making wines in his own family winery. He has a 3.5-hectare estate, but also buys grapes from a further 3 hectares. The late harvest Áts cuvée made the winemaker’s name, so it is now made in the family business. The estate’s range also includes a Furmint and a single-vineyard Furmint from Szent Tamás. His daughter also supports him on the estate. Annual production is 12,000 bottles.
Wine region: Tokaji borvidék
Winemaker: Áts Károly
Estate size: 3,5 + 3 ha integráció
Main vineyards: Szent Tamás, Suba, Birsalmás, Betsek, Dorgó
Main grape varieties: furmint, hárslevelű, sárgamuskotály
Annual production: 12.000 bottles