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About Us

About Us

My name is Krisztina Csetvei and I saw the light of day on the 8th of January 1983 in Bácstopolya, a small town near Szabadka (Serbia). I spent my childhood in Budapest, and as a teenager I moved to Szentendre with my family (Mom, Dad, Sis and Nero, the dog is family) – then came high school, university (BME-GTK), internships, work and lots of work, Life with a capital L and again, I found myself in Budapest.

There was no doubt about me studying at the University of Technology and Economics, and it was also clear that I was interested in economy, marketing and management (rather than subjects like networks and systems or chemical operations). As a senior I had to do a project task (which helped us prepare for the thesis) – I must have seemed pretty terrified at home, because the next day one of my mother’s best friends helped me out by showing the way… Do you like wine? – they asked fearfully. The answer was obvious. I like good wines, people, I like to learn, so I applied for a marketing internship at Béres Vineyard and Winery, which had recently been built. I worked under Gergely Orbán sales manager (currently Borbán Winery), and I just listened, learned, tried… Then, as a Christmas present from the Béres family, I received a WSET elementary course at the Wine College led by Gabriella Mészáros and Gábor Rohály. (This was in 2006.) I was the happiest and proudest person! I successfully completed the course and I started to taste wines at home, collect pretty labels (that if I see now, I smile), pay attention to food and wine pairing.

Life is unpredictable, I spent three years in the marketing department of a big corporation, I found myself in a huge and unknown world, where I wanted to stand my ground and I think I succeeded. I learnt a lot, made plenty of good friends, I completed my BME MBA postgraduate course and in my free time, I attended wine tastings.



“When I'm old I want a wine cellar. I have strongly decided that. I do not want anything else from life. I have already found a place for my cellar not far from my home. I'll be walking a lot and will protect my city past from the people of the neighbourhood; the wine growers, the owners of the orchards and wine dressers…” (Sándor Márai)

The beginnings


One of my father’s friends (László Bóni, DiBonis Winery) called to invite us to the HunDeszt award ceremony, because he wanted to show us some of his “pálinkas`` (Hungarian fruit spirit). I remember standing there, tasting and thinking “this is art and I want to be a part of it!”. A few weeks later I was on our estate in Szabadka familiarizing with wines and spirits… I felt again like when I was among the Béres wines, that this was what I really wanted to do. During a long conversation after a wine tasting, I received a photocopied paper… Which I read almost every night before going to bed.

…and the dreams come true!


I completed the WSET advanced course, I had the opportunity to taste and judge at one of the greatest wine competitions in the world at the International Wine Challenge in London (as an associate), – unfortunately only for a short time – I ran the Borjour wine magazine of Rádió Café in the company of Sebestyén Nagy… And at last, but not least, I became a cellar owner and in May we started “building” Csetvei Cellar with my family. A year has passed, I’m over my second full harvest and my main goal is to make a lot of nice, smiley, lovable wines for you, dear readers!

Degree and marriage


I successfully graduated from Corvinus University with a degree in viticulture and winemaking, the title of my dissertation is “Mór wine region on the wine map of Hungary”. My goal was now to promote Mór wine region and bring its good name to the world. In parallel, I was a student of István Soós Wine Technical School in Budapest for two years – many times it was not easy to study at two places at the same time. In the end, I didn’t get to the final exam here because it collided with my university final exam, but no problem! It was a nice two year period. I got married on the 17th of August 2013. This is at least as important in the winery’s life as it is in mine. Frigyes Machán-Csetvei helps with the cellar’s sales tasks from the background and cheers me up after a long and tiring day. This is essential so that I can have a fresh start every (or almost every) day and keep up the good work.

Panni's birth


Our daughter, Panni was born on the 16th May. Since then our rosé is named after her. In the same year we planted ``Napholdcsillag`` garden in Vajai vineyard, Mór. Why is it called ``Napholdcsillag`` garden (``Sunmoonstar``) garden? Because we planted the grapes for our flagship whine blend: Chardonnay, Szürkebarát and Ezerjó + 500 Pinot Noir vines for Frici – our first red wine.

The present


I am/we are over ten years of harvest, better and worse vintages, I am proud that now we have our own bottling machine and grape processing plant, three wine terraces (open to our guests all year) and Csetvei Garden. Our first own plantations turned fruitful, we have expanded our territories on Vén Hill and Vajal vineyard, we have many, many plans! And Panni is already four and a half years old  We have a lot of work, construction and planting ahead of us, so we are moving forward slowly but surely.

The Team
The cellar is ten years old


I am grateful to my father for helping and supporting me all along, and to my most loyal colleague, József Klein, with whom I have been working for exactly ten years! I wish to work with him for at least double as long. Thank you very much to my husband, Frici, for being by my side for better or worse and not only supporting me but also going and working, often for me. Finally, thank you to my colleagues József Kiss and László Törő, because I can rely on you in everything from pruning to bottling and even beyond. Thank you!


Mór region

3,5 ha

limestone, loess, clay

Vénhegy – above the cellar

Grape Varieties

Zöld veltelini

Vénhegy – Panna Estate / Csetvei Garden

Grape Varieties

Zöld veltelini

Vajal – Napholdcsillag Garden

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir


Nagy-Somlói region

1 ha


Somlójenő – Szt. Ilona

Grape Varieties


Somlószőlős – Séd

Grape Variety