Tibor Gal Winery, Eger was first established in 1993 by three prominent men of the wine world: Nicoló Incisa della Rochetta, producer of Sassicaia; Burkard Bovensiepen, owner of Alpina, the foremost wine importer of southern Germany; and Tibor Gál, a native Hungarian who shaped his reputation in Tuscany as one of the great oenologists of super-Tuscan wines. In 2002, American importer Kobrand Corporation joined the partnership following the withdrawal of Alpina.
Over the 1990s, the cellars were considerably extended from the original one, and as of 2002 consisted of fifteen connected branches forming a labrynth of caves of roughly a half mile in total length with a storage capacity of 600,000 litres of wine. The environment created by these cellars, which are carved into the rhyolite tuffeau soils predominant in the region, remains at a constant temperature of 13°C (55.5°F) and even humidity, ideal for wine storage.
The Gál winery’s vineyards are considered to be some of the finest in the Eger region, mostly situated on southerly exposed slopes with vine rows running east to west. Diverse microclimatic conditions differentiate each vineyard from the others, providing a nuanced pallete yielding complex, high quality grape.