Producer Profile


Named after their largest vineyard, Gyertyános (Latin for Hornbeam), Carpinus Winery embodies the lifelong dedication of Edit and István Bai to crafting exceptional wines in the Tokaj Wine Region. Drawing from their experiences at esteemed wineries like Dr. Loosen in Germany and Alta Vista in Argentina, the Bai family infuses their expertise into every aspect of their operation. Their vision for Carpinus extends beyond mere winemaking; they aspire to set a standard for sustainability and excellence in Tokaj, honoring local traditions while embracing innovation. With 7 hectares spread across 7 vineyards, classified as first and second growths, Carpinus focuses on indigenous varieties, particularly Furmint, alongside Hárslevelű, Sárga Muskotály.

Where The Wines Come From


Nestled in the rolling hills of northeastern Hungary, Tokaj is renowned for its legendary sweet wines, but it's also increasingly gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices. The region's unique microclimate, with its cool autumns and long, sunny days, provides ideal conditions for the development of Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot, which concentrates the flavors of the grapes. While traditionally known for its sweet wines made from Furmint, Hárslevelű, and Muscat grapes, Tokaj is now seeing a resurgence of interest in dry and natural wines. Winemakers are embracing organic and biodynamic farming methods, working in harmony with the land to produce grapes of exceptional quality. In the cellar, minimal intervention is the guiding principle, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from Tokaj are a testament to the region's rich winemaking heritage, with their vibrant flavors, elegant textures, and a sense of place that captures the spirit of this historic wine region.