NEW WINEMAKERS AT DISZNÓKŐ AND HARSÁNYI

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Starting from 1st January this year, Kamilla Czakó (26) formally joined French-owned Disznókő as chief winemaker (a position actually referred to as 'technical director' at Disznókő), taking over from Gergő Filep, who had moved on to run his family winery in the village of Tállya. Gabriella's previous working experience includes time spent at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma in the US, Nyetimber in the UK, as well as Indevin in New Zealand. Since 2016, she has run her own winery, Czakó Wines, in Rátka. Her first job in the Tokaj region was as laboratory assistant at Mád Wines, before this new challenge at Disznókő, the Tokaj 'branch' of AXA Millésimes. 

Harsányi's new winemaker, István Botond (37) is not at all a newcomer to Tokaj, having worked in the region since 2005. While he was born in the south-west of the country, he had been running the now discontinued Porgányi winery, whose owner was a family member, until 2018 when he joined French-owned Pajzos for a short period, before replacing Henrik Hős-Nagy as winemaker at Sárospatak-based Harsányi early last summer.

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