St. Andrea is a winery that did not exist 20 years ago, but in just two decades, they have managed to become one of Hungary's most prestigious winery.
This is their story...
The first wine ever produced was a Eger Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 which won Gold at the National Wine Competition.
This was also the start of their little family cellar.
1999 to 2001
The family produced wines go on to win more awards, taking SILVER at the VinAgora International Wine Competition and GOLD at the National Wine Competition.
The birth of St. Andrea Winery, which was named after György's wife, Andrea. St. Andrea winery was founded by partners György Lőrincz & István László.
2003 to 2004
St. Andrea goes on again to win GOLD at the National Wine Competition in 2003 & SILVER at the Challenge International du Vin in 2004.
A bittersweet year when St. Andrea won the Gál Tibor Bikavér Memorial Competition but lost a friend, István László, György Lőrincz's partner and co-founder of St. Andrea Winery.
2006 to 2009
György Lőrincz was awarded "Popular Winemaker of the Year Audience Award 2006" & "Man of the Year 2006" by Magazyn Wino.
In 2007 the first Egri Bikaver from the Hangács vineyard was produced and in 2009, György Lőrincz achieved the title of "Wine Producer of the Year".
2010 to 2020
Over the next decade, György's reputation continued to grow exponentially, winning awards and even being named "Gastro Winemaker of the Year" in 2013.
In 2015, St. Andrea opened a Wine & Gourmet Bar in Budapest and in 2017, St. Andrea Wine & Skybar.
In 2020, St. Andrea's Merengő won SILVER in the DWWA and the Áldás won "Wine of the Year 2020".
St. Andrea yet again proved itself to be one of the best wineries in the world, winning Best-In-Show with the Nagy-Eged dűlő Grand Superior at the DWWA 2021 and SILVER for the Hangács-dűlő Egri Bikavér Grand Superior.
Nagy-Eged dűlő Grand Superior was added to the list of the "50 Best Wines in the World".