The Hungarian wine merchant and vine grower Zsigmond Teleki (1854-1910) inherited around five yokes from his father's vineyards. He traveled all over Europe as a young man and founded a wine export business in 1881. Due to the climax of the end of the century phylloxera motivated throughout Europe and government funding to fight them, he founded a private one nursery in Villány for the breeding of rootstocks, He recognized early on the importance of making the right choice depending on the variety and soil type, He was advised by his Austrian friend Ing. Franz Kober (1864-1943). In cooperation with him, the famous underlay was used Kober 5 BB,
After the death of his father, Andor Teleki (1883-1953) took over the business in 1910, and after the First World War his brother Alexander Teleki (1890-1942) also joined. In addition to the headquarters in Villány, two further vineyards were planted in Sollenau in 1911 and in Kottingbrunn in 1925. The vine growing company also devoted itself intensively to the breeding and testing of table grapes, The companies Teleki and Kober developed into the most important vine growing plants in Europe. The company Teleki-Kober in Sopron (Hungary) was founded in 1996 and sees itself as the successor to the two traditional vine growing companies.