Introducing the Takler Winery

Takler is one of Szekszárd’s most highly regarded producers. Today Takler has 53 hectares across a dozen sites in the Szekszárd hills with 48 hectares currently in production, and they also buy, mostly under contract, from another 70-80 hectares. Takler pays its growers by area rather than per kg of grapes to encourage lower yields. Vine age varies in the winery’s own vineyards with around 50% of the plantings aged 5-8 years old, and the remainder are 35-40 years old.

The winery has recently benefited from a 2 million euro investment (including 1m euros from the EU) to fund new vinification equipment, tourist facilities, tasting room and vineyard plantings.

Takler makes Kadarka, Kékfrankos (better known as Blaufränkisch elsewhere in Europe), and Bikavér (known famously as Bull's Blood), along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.

FERENC TAKLER

The winery was founded in 1987 by Ferenc Takler (senior) and is run by Ferenc Takler himself, and his two sons. The family is of Swabian origin (from Southern Germany) and has been in the area since 1725, making the younger Ferenc the 9th generation winemaker here.

Takler’s wine’s express the vigour and the warmth of his personality and his sheer
enthusiasm for winemaking. Ferenc Takler was awarded the prestigious title
“Hungarian Winemaker of the Year” by the Hungarian Wine Academy in 1997.