TÖRTÉNELEM

Legend has it that Tokaji wine was discovered by a priest, Máté Szepsi Laczkó. In 1650, prior to the grape harvest, the harvesters were called to arms to fight the invading Turks and, by their return, all the grapes had withered on the vine. The priest ordered them to be picked anyway and to everyone’s astonishment, from the heaped grapes a celestial elixir trickled down. Tokaji Aszú , “assoo” meaning withered was born. From then on, Tokaji was believed to possess miraculous properties; it was administered to women in childbirth and to the Czars of Russia on their deathbed. Tokaji vineyards were the first in egend has it that Tokaji wine was discovered by a priest, Máté Szepsi Laczkó. In 1650, prior to the grape harvest, the harvesters were called to arms to fight the invading Turks and, by their return, all the grapes had withered on the vine. The priest ordered them to be picked anyway and to everyone’s astonishment, from the heaped grapes a celestial elixir trickled down. Tokaji Aszú , “assoo” meaning withered was born. From then on, Tokaji was believed to possess miraculous properties; it was administered to women in childbirth and to the Czars of Russia on their deathbed. Tokaji vineyards were the first in