St. Andrea wine estate grows wine in four different localities, in nine different vineyards and slopes. In most of these terroirs we can find volcanic remains of rhyolite tuff. The top layers are of different depths and density but in most cases contain a considerable amount of clay.
This slope can be found in the north of Egerszalók. It has a deep, solid, clay-rich soil sitting on top of rhyolite tuff. It has a height above sea level of approximately 230 metres. It has southern, south-eastern exposure. Our area is 2.9 hectares. Varieties: Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Merlot. Number of vines: 6,200/ ha
It can be found in the middle of Egerszalók. Its soil is deep, solid and clay-rich, on top of rhyolite tuff. It is on a top, facing south, south-west.
The area is 5.1ha, with varieties of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Menoir, Merlot, Kékfrankos, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Number of vines: 6,200/ha
Ferenc-hegy is one of Egerszalók’s emblematic slopes located on top of rhyolite tuff. Its soil lacks nutrients and is thinner, which gives its wines a nice and elegant light-bodiedness. Height above sea level: approx. 240m, facing east, south-east. The area we own is 3.0ha. Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Kékfrankos. Number of vines: 6,200/ha
Its top soil is similar to that of Ferenc Hill, has a thin top layer, rich in clay and lean.
It is a plateau, slightly leaning into a northern direction. Its height above sea level is about 220m.
The area is 0.3ha. Variety: Chardonnay. Number of vines:10,000/ha
Nearby Egerszólát there is a 13-million-year-old rhyolite tuff spillage, which was layered by gravel and continental clay during the mid-Miocene. A lower layer of tuff can be found, covered in thin clay-rich soil. It faces south, south-east, with a maximum height of about 220m.
Our plot is a 5,4 ha area. Varieties are: Hárslevelű, Furmint, Leányka, Welschriesling, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Sauvignin Blanc. Number of vines: 6,200/ha
It is situated on top of Oligocene deep-sea creations, marl clay of Kiscell and Eger. The soil which is slightly acidic, with some slate and tuff, lacking humus but abundant in minerals produces especially tasty wines. It faces east. The area is 0.8ha with varieties of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt. The number of vines is 6,000-9,000/ha.
Nagy-Eged-hegy’s rock is unique: instead of rhyolite tuff, it sits on grey limestone from the Triassic era. From the sea, a clay-based yellowish-whitish sediment called nummulite clay was deposited on top of this base. This is the most characteristic component of Nagy-Eged-hegy’s undersoil today. Its top soil is thin rendzina. The slope has an outstanding microclimate. As the sun’s rays reach the surface in a near 90-degree angle, the rocky limestone reflects them, heating up the temperature above the soil by several degrees centigrade. Here spring comes early.
The steep, south-facing slopes and relatively thin top layer make rainwater run down quickly, creating a moderately dry hillside.
Area: 6.5ha. Varieties: Kékfrankos, Kadarka, Csóka, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Furmint. Number of vines: 6,200-10,000/ha
The area belonging to the base, the “skirt” of Nagy-Eged-hegy provides a rare limestone base for its top soil which is rich in hummus. The area is 5.0ha. Varieties: Kékfrankos, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Hárslevelű. Number of vines: 4,000/ha
It is a vineyard with an outstandingly varied landscape, with a cauldron in the middle. Largely, it faces south. Its highest peak is the Messzelátó plateau, at the height of 220m. It features a thin, clay-rich soil on top of highly tuff-based undersoil. The wines made here have a rustic taste and of a tight and determined structure.
The area is 17.0ha. Varieties: Kékfrankos, Kadarka, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Turán, Hárslevelű, Leányka, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Number of vines: 5,000/ha