We haven’t seen such a destruction like this in
Badacsony before. At 20cm above ground, the Rhine Riesling
vine plants were cut on half hectar. The damage is
serious and the local people can’t even guess who are
responsible for that.
(quiet in the background): And we would do the vintage …
The co-worker of the winery is showing the destroyed
vineyard. On the slopes of Badacsony there are more than
2000 vine plant over half hectar vinyard. There are only
a few exception of vines which were not damaged.
All of the plant behind me were cut at 20 cm above the
ground, a row only was spared. That means we are not
able to do the vintage in this year, the next and may be
the year afer that.
The damage is around millions [of Forints], the experts
are saying. It’s possible to extinct the plants because
of the barbarian act, may be some or most of the plants
can survive. The people of the wine community estimates
that the vine were cut high enough to bear fruit again.
István (presidant of the wine community): Its really
hard to guess the extent of damage. First hand there is
a damage in the vinyard on the other hand the expected
loss from the sale and lack of the wine would be made
The winery made a report to the police departmant.
Károly (Veszprém county police captain): the
territorially operative police station have
started/opened investigation against unknown people
because of suspicion of criminal vandalism.
The winery think it impossible that it was made by
professional winemakers. As they said, wine lovers and
wine growing people could not do this.