The Hungarian wine merchant and vine grower Sigmund Teleki (1854-1910) inherited from his father around five yoke vineyards. He toured as a young man all over Europe and founded in 1881 a wine export business. By the end of the century resulting peak of phylloxera
Throughout Europe and government incentives to combat them, he founded a private nursery
for the breeding of rootstocks
, He recognized early on the importance of the right choice depending on the variety and soil type
, He was advised by his friend Franz Kober
(1864-1943). In cooperation with this the famous document was created Kober 5 BB
After the death of his father took over Andor Teleki (1883-1953) in 1910, after the First World War, his brother Alexander Teleki (1890-1942) rose. In addition to the headquarters in Villány two further vineyards were planted in 1911 in Sollenau and 1925 in Kottingbrunn. The breeding farm also devoted itself intensively to the breeding and testing of table grapes
, The companies Teleki and Kober developed into the most important vine breeding plants in Europe. The company Teleki-Kober in Sopron (Hungary) was founded in 1996 and sees itself as the successor of two traditional companies.