We are a Hungarian family-owned estate, and deeply passionate about our wines and our heritage.  

The Patricius Winery is found in the Tokaj region and was established by the Kékessy family. The Kékessy family’s winemaking mission is nurtured by their family history. The owners are Dezso Kékessy and his daughter Katinka.

Patricius is a latin word for ‘nobleman’, as it speaks to the Kékessy family’s origins.  With long standing roots in the region, life has come full circle as the family re-established itself in today’s Tokaj.  

The family’s maternal and paternal ancestors were well-known vineyard owners in the regions of the Tokaj and Mátra foothills from the 18th century. The maternal ancestors—the Okolicsányi family—had vineyards in Tokaj, Szegi, and Szoloske, and also held important offices as public servants; Deputy Lord-Lieutenant, Member of Parliament.

The family’s maternal and paternal ancestors were well-known vineyard owners in the regions of the Tokaj and Mátra foothills from the 18thcentury. The maternal ancestors—the Okolicsányi family—had vineyards in Tokaj, Szegi, and Szoloske, and also held important offices as public servants (Deputy Lord-Lieutenant, Member of Parliament).

The winery is a reconstructed winepress house of the vineyard Várhegy. The building was previously owned by Jesuits and various aristocratic families, such as the Wolkenstein and Falkenheim, Széchenyi and Rákóczi, Falkenstein and Hohenlohe. Even though the building was used as a simple presshouse, it was mentioned in the Tokaj – Hegyalja Album of 1867.  The characteristics of this old building have been preserved while also being integrated into a modern center of an estate. 

Katinka Kékessy-Wimpffen and Arno Wimpffen.