We build on the past, we look to the future and we create in the present
The poetry of sun caught in the glass. Wine. We combine the tradition of our ancestors with modern technology, and we are constantly looking for those winemaking methods that satisfy all your senses. Taste everything that “terroir” of Bátorove Kosihy offers us. Welcome to our family owned winery – Bóna Winery.
Bóna Winery, Bátorkeszi
After decades of entrepreneurial activity in other fields, he returned to his roots. He founded his own winery realizing his dream within the framework of organic wine growing and making, while paying tribute to his ancestors.
Kati and her husband Anti, met at the Agricultural High School in Tornalja and have been involved in wine growing since then. Kati ensures the winery’s smooth operation from coordinating viticulture works to other organizational tasks.
Born in Rúbaň. He learned the basics of winemaking thanks to his family’s winery in Strekov. He has gained experience in various wineries since his high school studies. Fresh graduate of Mendel University Brno, Faculty of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, Lednice.
Graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava with a degree in Marketing management. Ever since she got an insight into the winery she gradually learns the mysteries of winemaking and wine tasting. Responsible for the marketing communication and customer service.
Anti is responsible primarily for the wine growing. With his tractor he makes sure that the crops are feeling good and the soil is cultivated carefully. He does all the ‘men work’ that requires the most physical activity.
Évi’s helping hand is everywhere, where it is needed from the viticulture works to packaging and warehousing. The winery can count on her in everything.
The place where our wines are born
Village Bátorove Kosihy is located in the southern part of Nitra County, inside of the triangle closed by Nové Zámky, Štúrovo and Komárno, and situated almost the same distance from all three mentioned cities. With the population of cca. 3500 inhabitants it is the second largest village in the district of Komárom.
During its busy history, Bátorove Kosihy belonged to Esztergom County, and it was among others owned by the Archdiocese of Esztergom, the Guti Ország, the Báthory and the Pálffy family residences. Moreover, the village inhabitants paid a head tax to the Ottoman Empire for decades. Famous historical figures such as King Sigismund of Luxembourg, János Bottyán, or Artúr Görgey and his military staff visited the area.
Agriculture and Industry
Although the village inhabitants mainly lived from agriculture until the last decades, there are sources which record the presence of a larger number of industrialists from the first half of the 18th century. At the beginning of the Reform Era, Bátorove Kosihy was one of the eight major settlements of Esztergom County. For about a decade, Hungary’s second sugar factory was operating here. In the second half of the 19th century, the activities of József Kováts, a reformed pastor for fruit breeding were of great importance, whose delicious grapes were praised in the Viennese court of Franz Joseph. At the turn of the century, there were two distilleries and also a brewery was operating in the village.
It is likely that the majority of inhabitants were wine drinkers in the past. Lying in the fertile Danubian Lowland on 4 588 hectares, the southern part of the village is plain, while smaller hills can be found in the north-northwestern part. The wine region of Bátorove Kosihy was developed here, formed by two vineyards – Galambos and Szentlászló. A lot of families have been and still are engaged in amateur wine growing and making. The Wine Festival of Bátorove Kosihy held annually since 2006 brought change. Since then several winegrowers have seen the increased interest in wine culture, therefore the value and quality became a priority. Winegrowing and winemaking set out on the path of development in Bátorove Kosihy.