The Tokaj area, Tokaj-Hegyalja is located on a mountain chain in north-eastern Hungary. The town of Tolcsva and the Oremus wineries are located in geographical centre of that region.
In 2002, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recognised the exceptional winemaking conditions of the Tokaj region, its secular capacity to foster culture and its value, and awarded it World Heritage status.
In 1993, just 3 years after the fall of Communism, the Alvarez family turned its sights to Hungary and founded Tokaj-Oremus Viñedos y Bodegas. The estate’s activities are mainly based in Tolcsva, where a modern winemaking winery was built in 1999 and is connected to the maze of cellars that have been found there since the 13th century.
The Álvarez family placed great emphasis on the respectful and detailed study of this wine to establish its production process and its history. It also strived as far as possible to conserve the tradition when it oversaw the works to build the new winery.
In order to manage the new project, which was based around one of the best located and most iconic vineyards of the region, it recruited a driven professional team, with in-depth knowledge of the land, and it looked for an experienced and full-time local winemaker to place it at the head of that group.