Our fully family run business has been in viniculture and wine production for dozens of year, located in Villany, the Southernmost part of Hungary, which is also one of the most popular and acclaimed wine regions. We launched our first bottled wine in 1988, which made us one of the best known vineyards in the country. The Gere Tamas brand was first introduced 25 years ago, representing dedication to outstanding quality.
With vines set in 35 hectares our plantations are located at the best quality terroirs of the region. As an ambassador of quality we only produce bottled wines. Our yearly yield is between 250 to 300 thousand bottles ranging from white wines, rose and red wines. Our wines are part of the local Protected Designation of Origin PDO - DHC Villany.
Currently, roughly 80% of our production is dedicated to our basic range (DHC Classicus) and our selection range (DHC Premium) is only made in a few thousand bottles. Our turnover is generated mainly by the Classicus wines, which are distributed in supermarkets. Our small quantity prime range however is specially distributed into quality channels, such as gastro pubs and independent wine merchants.
Due to growth in demand, since the year 2000 we are continuously improving and expanding our production technologies and services. In 2002 our new bottling facility and our hospitality units were built. Further, in 2006 we added an Inn with a capacity of 20 person, to which we have now added a conference facility. The harvest of 2010 took place in our new state of the art processing plant with double the previous plants capacity.
Our main focus is keeping the signatures of the terroir mixed with traditional wine making of course. It is especially important to our Estate to preserve and popularise Hungarian varietals.
Within these goals, our aim is to capture the characteristics and ambiance of Villany.