Robert Gilvesy grew up on a tobacco farm in Canada, near one the Great Lakes named Lake Erie. Thanks to his Hungarian parents and grandparents, Robert was imbibed with Hungarian culture since childhood.
When he was 15 years old, his parents took their family to Hungary, but it never occurred to him that he would someday live there. Europe intrigued him, and in an earlier carrier as an architect he lived in Paris, and later in the nineties, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he moved to Hungary. When he first visited Mount Saint George, he knew it was a unique place that he would return to. By 2012, he not only returned, but he gained the skills and the vineyards to lay the foundations of Gilvesy Cellars.
Since then, the estate has progressively developed. Alongside rehabilitated vineyards planted in the socialist ’70’s there are many replanted and now maturing vineyards. Plans are in the works to build additional tasting and reception areas to welcome our wine loving friends.
The cellar was erected circa 1680 by the Lengyel family and was later part of the noble Esterhazy estate. In 2012, the renovation and modification was completed just in time for the 2012 harvest. All Gilvesy vineyards have been organically cultivated since 2014.
Soil: eroded basalt and tuff integrated in Pannon loess, sand or clay
Varietals grown: Riesling, Furmint, Olaszrizling and Sauvignon Blanc.