St. Donat

Our patron in the vineyard, St. Donat

Our family estate is named after the historic patron saint of the vineyards in the Balaton wine region. St Donat was an early christian prist who served as a roman legionary in the emperor Marcus Aurelius’s personal elite troop during the 1st centruy AD.

Once in a battle along the Danube River (later Hungary) he saved his legion by asking God’s help. After his prayer a heavy storm appeared which avoided the legion, but firmly struck upon the enemy. Just the same way how summer storms and hail avoid the vineyards around Lake Balaton today…