Making wine is a complex undertaking that hands out different tasks according to the seasons, therefore it never gets boring: there is a time for farming, another for devising and crafting wines, and then one needs to carry through the vinification process until the wine is ready to hit the shelves. Winemaking is creative work that comes attached with serious responsibility as the end product bears our name. I can work with my family members, and they are the people I love the most and trust unconditionally.
As a winemaker I consider the pinnacle of my career the development of the classic Heimann wines which still form the backbone of our sales. These wines reflect our taste: based on Hungarian and international varieties, they are precise, enticing, fun to drink wines displaying a contemporary Szekszárd style.
My major achievement is the creation of Barbár, it took me and my husband years to come up with the concept of the top of the range Heimann wine. We wanted a wine that was ageworthy, one that would develop complexity and gravitate toward harmony over the years, a wine that did not follow trends but attract the attention of dedicated winelovers with its unique character. If we did our job well then Barbár may even develop into a brand. This is what we’ve been working on with ever increasing focus and determination.
I always thought of my role as temporary and knew that in time my son would take over the baton. Perhaps that time came a bit sooner than I anticipated. But why not? He is well qualified, he is dynamic, he is driven by a vision and he wants to achieve his goals by building on the foundations laid by us. We all need to support him now. I’m not worried, there is enough work left for us to do. That’s the way it goes.
„Winemaking is creative work that comes attached with serious responsibility.”