Patricius Winery of Tokaj, Hungary continues to showcase outstanding quality and was recently awarded 'Hungary, Winery of the Year" by the New York International Wine Competition (NYIWC).
«Katinka» Noble Late Harvest 2012 was one of only six wines in the NYIWC to be awarded a Double Gold medal. Unlike other wine competitions, the NYIWC judges are strictly trade buyers, located in the New York Metro area. Patricius’ newly launched Sparkling Wine, Brut Methode Traditionnelle, received a Gold Medal at the TexSom International Wine Competition and 91 point rating from the Ultimate Wine Challenge.
The Patricius Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2003 was one of the top participants in the Ultimate Wine Challenge and took home a Chairman’s Trophy, along with a 96 point rating. Other recent success for Patricius Tokaj include 92 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine for Katinka Noble Late Harvest 2011, and 93 points for the Patricius Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2003. Last fall, the Tasting Panel Magazine scored the Tokaj Dry Furmint 2012 and the Yellow Muscat 2012 both at 90 points.
Foundations Marketing Group represents Patricius Wines in the United States. «This is an exciting time for all of us connected with Patricius, as we see the wines being well received by U.S. trade and consumers alike,» stated Monika Elling, CEO of FMG. «There is a lot of interest in each of the wines, with special attention to the Dry wines. We took that a step further with the launch of the Patricius Sparkling Wine. At Patricius, we will continue to innovate in Tokaj and strengthen our growing U.S. market position.»
Patricius Winery is the largest family owned winery in Tokaj, with 1st Growth Vineyards that were established by Royal Decree in 1737. Patricius currently produces wine from 85 hectares, with 120+ hectares of contiguous vineyards in total. Patricius Tokaj is the only estate producing all three single DRY varietals: Furmint, Harslevelu, and Yellow Muscat. The estate is owned and operated by the Kékessy Family, descendants of famed Hungarian nobility. Their first full production was in 2000 and the wines were first brought to market in Hungary in 2007. Patricius Tokaj was awarded the designation of «Most Beautiful Hungarian Winery» in September of 2013.