Bussay Winery

Description / History

Our family based winery is located at the triple border point of; Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia; near the Mura river. The valley of the Mura and the special layered soil makes the region so special for wine making. My father, Dr. Bussay László, and my mother, Dr. Ratkovics Ágnes have laid the foundations of our winery in 1989. After the tragical death of my father, I have decided to keep on our family’s treasure of making and showing our wines from this exceptional region. In 2017 my husband, who is also a winemaker, started to support my work. The winery is only 5 hectares. The vines are grown organically, since our goal is to protect the beautiful nature around us. We believe that winemaking starts in the vines, and that the most important work is made there. Our vinification is based on traditional methods, interrupting the least as possible. Our main goal is to show the terroir and purity of the Mura region in our wines. My dream is to see the same smile on people’s face when they taste our wines, then when I look out of my window and see this beautiful region..

We got the huge opportunity from nature to have a special, unique terroir here in Zala. The sediment of Mura (resulting in a mix of gravel, clay, limestone and calcareous soil) and the special, nearly semi-Mediterranean microclimate gives a distinctive power for the plantations, giving us the opportunity to produce special wines. 

The stunning view from the Bussay Winery tells us a lot why this winery is so special. It is located in a valley near the Mura river. The sediment of Mura (resulting in a mix of gravel, clay, limestone and calcareous soil ) and the special, nearly semi-Mediterranean microclimate gives a distinctive power for the plantations, giving them the opportunity to produce unique wines. From age worthy Rieslings to fine, elegant Pinot Noirs represent the refinement and feminity of Bussay Dóri, the wine-maker.

Grape varieties: OlaszRiesling, Riesling, Muscat de petits grains, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Csókaszőlő, Merlot