The historic wine-producing region of Tokaj lies 220 km northeast of Budapest along the Bodrog and Tisza Rivers, volcanic activity has shaped the region. Tokaj has a unique climate of early autumn rains and Indian summers, the perfect conditions for Noble Rot to occur. The Királyudvar estate, which translates as King’s Court, dates back to the 16th century, it supplied wine to the Hapsburgs. In 1997 American businessman Anthony Hwang, who also owns Domaine Huet, bought Királyudvar. He partnered with renowned local winemaker István Szepsy and together they started to rebuild the quality and reputation of the estate. They purchased 10 hectares around the villages of Mád and Bodrogkeresztúr and continue to acquire and nurture additional sites throughout southern Tokaj. Today Hwang runs the project farming 75 hectares organically in six primary vineyards: Lapis, Henye, Percze, Becsek, Danczka and Nyulászó. From the high terraces in Lapis to the grand-cru fields of Henye, these estate-owned properties are the source of the unique character and expression found in their wines. In addition to word-class Tokay they also produce dry, demi-sec, and sparkling wines.