1998 We purchased an old farm built in the style of the Swabian settlers in
the Villány-Siklós wine-growing region. In addition, we acquired a south-facing
plot with Chardonnay and Olaszriesling vines interspersed with almond and peach
trees and another adjacent one planted with Portugieser. We wanted to produce
quality wine grown and bottled according to ecological principles, so we founded
a company called Wassmann Pince Bt.
2003 We were finally able to register with the Hungarian Certification and Control
authority in charge of compliance with EU Law (Biokontroll Hungária Nonprofit Kft).
We began entering our wines in international competitions, where they have
continued to win gold and silver medals on a regular basis.
2004 We leased half a hectare of Merlot, as well as Kékfrankos, Portugieser and
Italian Riesling, and purchased another plot to plant Kékfrankos.
2005 The state authority for wine quality awarded us official approval according to
EU Law for our grape-processing, wine production and bottling methods.
2006 We produced our very first Villány Organic wine - our WASSMANN Villány Portugieser
2006. It went on to win the gold award and the special prize for best red wine at
the 2007 Siklós Wine Competition. Following on from that, we purchased more land
for organic grape production.
2008 In order to supply our customers in other EU countries more efficiently we founded
a business - Weinhandlung Ralf Wassmann - in Wulften, Germany.
2009 We started to offer advice to other wine-growers interested in changing to organic
2010 Susann received her diploma as ‘wine judge’ from the wine production school in
Villány, since when she has been participating in international wine-tastings.
2011 We became the second Hungarian wine producers to receive the status
‘converting to DEMETER’.
2012 Our grape harvest was certified as DEMETER.
2013 WASSMANN Portugieser 2011 won the main prize at the Villány Wine Competition and
was Champion at ‘Portugieser du Monde’.
In the summer the first DEMETER-WASSMANN wines entered the market.