According to, the National Council of Wine Communities (HNT) elected a new president on December 8, 2015. He is Otto Legli.

In parallel with the renewal of the officials, the statutes were also amended in order to make the board leadership more effective, while the democratic decision-making, the consistent implementation and the transparency can also become more characterizing in the work of the organization. The decision was unanimously supported by the membership of the organization which represents 22 wine regions.

Otto Legli, who took office from December, has been managing his winery for more than 25 years, and he played a significant role in the increase of the recognition of the producing areas on the Southern shore of Lake Balaton. His white wines produced mainly from chardonnay, Italian and Rhine Riesling grape varieties have a stable position in the top segment of the domestic wine list for a long time. His professional work was acknowledged by the Winemaker of Winemakers and the Winemaker of the Year awards at the same time. Before his election as president, he has been member of the Presidency since October 2013. He mainly focused on issues that affect the system of support.

Under the renewal of officials, the General Assembly elected a new Bureau member in the person of Dr. Janos Nyilas. The viticulture professional manages his 220-acre estate in the Matra since 1995, and previously, he also participated in the work of HNT on behalf of the Matra wine region, as a vineyard delegate, wrote.

Dr. David Brazsil will be the General Secretary of the HNT from January 1, 2016, who completed his professional studies in France, and he maintains a wine-making tradition in the Balaton Highlands for several generations. After having worked for the National Council of Wine Communities, he represented the interests of domestic wineries in Brussels.

The HNT is the sector’s biggest professional organization, it consists of nearly 60 thousand farmers, entrepreneurs, and its role is indispensable for the agricultural policy of the government and for the members of the viticulturist society. That is why the organization finds it important to have a stronger and regular relationship with professional organizations operating in the sector in the future, as well, as it promises an open, constructive and proactive professional cooperation with the government bodies, assigning an important role to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Prime Minister’s Office.

The organization’s next task would be to create a medium-term strategic plan for the sector in cooperation with the professional organizations in a few months, and it will be finalized after the consultation with the government concluded.

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