Undoubtedly one of Hungary’s most famous winemaking names, Gal Tibor was also a mover and shaker in his beloved homeland.
After a series of jobs in other wineries throughout Hungary, Italy and South Africa – during which time he progressed from cellar hand to chief winemaker – Gal set up his own winery in 1993. His passion and enthusiasm, both for winemaking and for the indigenous varieties of Eger, were fundamental to his success.
Named ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by the Hungarian Wine Academy in 1998, Gal was well known for blending local varieties, such as Kardarka and Kekfrankos, into his wine blends alongside better-known grapes such as Pinot Noir. His aim was to create a range of wines that could hold its own against the very best of Burgundy.