Producer Profile

Kristinus Borbirtok

Florian Zaruba and his partner Janka helm the multifaceted operations of the Kristinus property on the southwestern shores of Lake Balaton, Hungary. In addition to the winery, the estate encompasses a farm, fine dining restaurant, hotel, and cinema. This burgeoning winemaking region, situated on the largest lake in central Europe, saw the establishment of the estate in 2005. With a current size of 55 hectares, the estate's expansion offers the opportunity to provide wines of exceptional value. Since 2018, Kristinus has embraced biodynamic farming practices under its winemaking stewardship.


Where The Wines Come From


In the picturesque region of Transdanubia, Hungary, a burgeoning natural wine movement is taking root amidst the rolling hills and historic vineyards. Winemakers in Transdanubia are embracing organic and biodynamic practices, cultivating indigenous grape varieties with meticulous care and a deep respect for the land. The wines of Transdanubia reflect the region's unique terroir, offering a diverse range of flavors that showcase the complexity of the local soils and microclimates. From crisp, aromatic whites to elegant, fruit-driven reds, each bottle tells a story of the region's rich winemaking heritage. With a commitment to minimal intervention in the cellar, these wines exude a raw purity and vitality, inviting enthusiasts to explore the unique and vibrant world of Transdanubian natural wines with every sip.