Tokaj is thought to be the first vineyard region in the world to have adopted a classification system and, incredibly, the entire Disznókő estate was classified as a first growth property in 1772 at the time of the initial classification by royal decree.

In 1992, shortly after the fall of communism in Hungary, the estate was acquired by Axa Millésimes and a long series of improvements initiated. Disznókő spreads over 250 acres at the south-west entrance of the Tokaj region.

It’s beautiful classical building now houses one of the most famous restaurants in the area. The estate is essentially a hill of volcanic clay soil with perlite pebbles: at the top of the hill is the boar-shaped rock from which the estate takes its name.

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