József György Bock’s German ancestors settled in Hungary in the 18th century. The family has been involved in viticulture and winemaking in the Villány wine region since 1850. Since then a love of wine and a knack for making it have been carried from father to son, out of which the present family enterprise has grown.
The Bock Cellar is a family enterprise. Viticulture and winemaking is a family tradition. This is a national and international success story borne out by prizewinning wines, gastronomic success and many returning customers.
József György Bock was born on 7 May 1948 in a little village not far from Villány. In 1981 he followed in his father’s footsteps and started to make wine independently at the family vineyard, purchased in 1958. Thanks to his background the first Bock wine did well, receiving gold awards at local and national wine competitions. In 1997 he was awarded Winemaker of the Year, the greatest recognition a Hungarian winemaker can receive.
Not only a winery.
Since 1996, in addition to viticulture and winemaking, the Bock family run a restaurant and a hotel. In 2013 the pension became a four-star hotel and was named Bock Hotel Ermitage.