The dazzling rays of the sun, the seductive aroma and flavors of the new wine, and that faint buzz all blended together in perfect harmony.


We lived there and were intimately familiar with the surroundings, just like the vines. Suddenly, we sensed a calling and an overwhelming feeling that none of our interactions were random. Is it coincidence or luck? We couldn't and wouldn't tell. The Zala landscape conveys a message that growing grapes is only worthy if one does it with love. We first encountered wine when we were kids. The sun's bright rays, the new wine's irresistible, lovely scent and flirty flavours, and that slight buzz all came together beautifully.

The Dóka Éva

Tell only good things or nothing about the names of the vineyards. Okay, here is one odd tale. One of our fields used to be referred to as the Sin Pit by the elderly.  Supposedly because aristocratic mistresses would come here to commit immorality. We only learned about it through the grapevine, so it could just be a myth. A great deal of historical and ethnographical information is preserved in the names of the vineyards.

We are dedicated to spreading the word about our vineyards because they offer exceptional qualities. They have been producing grapes for 150 years or possibly longer. We refer to this as a tradition. The Pogányvár vineyard was first mentioned in writing in 1279.

Some of the vineyards of the 27-hectare Dóka Éva Winery are spread along the Zala Valley, on the Csáford and Aranyod Hills of the Zalavár Ridge, near Zalaszentgrót,. Other fields are located at Kis-Balaton and in the vicinity of Dióskál and Orosztony. The top grape fields are found near Csáford, Aranyod, and Pogányvár, with excellent conditions for wine making at an altitude of 170-285 meters.

The Dóka Éva Winery

Distillery is the name of our winery. Not a common name, particularly not for a fine winery. But hey, everything happens; the distillery was there first; we were just the ones who moved in. In the late 19th century, our cherished "chateau" was constructed as a pálinka distillery. Since 2007, we have been trying hard to preserve the distinctive character of this historic industrial building. The work we did within the walls, however, was completed with a single goal in mind: to better understand Zala wines and produce the finest variations of them every year. The diversity of this task rivals that of the wine area itself. We can say that a lot of beauties are created here. We enjoy each one for a different reason, regardless of which one we taste: the playful Nektár, the bohemian Pátria, or the calm, wise Furmint, to name just a few.

We sometimes wonder what makes our wines savory, jovial, tasty, or more contemplative and pensive. We value traditions since we lived by them as children. We cherish the tastes and wines of our ancestors, especially our fathers. They were decent, and at times excellent. We rely on the knowledge we got from them, but our motivation comes from the experience we independently earned. They would be pleased with us, we are certain. This small corner of the world and the Zala wines are both thriving. For a very long time to come, we want to be part of this transformation.

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