The history of the Gere winery started 7 generations ago and the long journey it had to take was challenging and required hard work. Built on centuries of traditions and developing experimental solutions helped to bring fame to the winery that is by today one of Hungary's most prominent wineries both domestically and beyond borders. By now the size of the family estate has reached 70 hectares and the young generation also contributes to the day-to-day running of the winery. The aim of the family is to implement the old Hungarian traditions of grape growing and oenology that the older generation transmit to the younger ones.
One can find 7 generations of wine makers on the GERE family tree. Continuity was only interrupted by the grandfather and father. After the second world war farmers’ holdings were taken away and widespread deportations disrupted the handing down of family traditions. Mr Attila Gere, the winemaker, chose forestry as his profession. His first contact with wine-making came through his father in law in 1978. Tasting his traditionally made wines he recognised the great potential lying dormant in Villány red wines.
In 1994 Attila Gere was the winner of the honourable title “Wine Maker of the Year” acknowledging his outstanding work. 3 years later with the 1997 vintage a great dream came true: the first vintage of KOPÁR Cuvée was bottled. By this time the newly planted vines in the excellent areas of the winery became productive thus making it possible to introduce a great wine.