One can read about the wine region on every Hungarian wine bottle, which also informs customers about the quality, uniqueness and the characteristics of the taste of the wine. The wine regions of Hungary have 22 different kinds of climate and environmental features to provide the best wines you have ever tasted.
Tokaj wine region
The world’s first officially registered wine region is Hungarian and located in the region of Tokaj (Borsod-Abaúj Zemplén County). In 2002, the 5,700-hectare area became part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The wine region of Tokaj means the 26 towns and villages around the town of Tokaj and its natural borders like River Tisza. The wine region produces excellent wines since the 16th, including the world-famous aszú wines.
Pannon wine region
The natural borders of this region are the River Danube and Dráva and Lake Balaton. In the southern part of Hungary, the area of this region is approximately 7,800 hectares, and its most famous parts are Pécs, Szekszárd, Tolna, and Villány. The climate of the area is Mediterranean with the most hours of sunshine in the country. This is why the best cabernet sauvignon wines are made in this region.
Felső-Pannon wine region
The area of North-Dunántúl in Hungary (western region of the country) is also among the best wine regions. The most well-known areas of it are the town of Sopron (Győr-Moson-Sopron County) and Pannonhalma where the Archabbey is located. From Budapest until the western border the area covers up approximately 5,500 hectares. The country’s best Chardonnay wines come from this region made out of many types of excellent and rare grapes.
Balaton wine region
Around Lake Balaton, six major wine-producing areas are located on 9,000 hectares: Badacsony, Balatonboglár, Balaton-felvidék, Balatonfüred-Csopak, Nagy-Somló, and Zala. Its unique grape types are cabernet sauvignon, franc, merlot, cirfandli and kadarka. With its excellent climate and natural features, this region provides wines with excellent quality and value.
Danube wine region
The biggest wine-producing area of Hungary lies on 24,000 and covers up only three major areas: Csongrád, Hajós-Baja and the part of Kunság. The area produces the best red, white and muskotály wines out of delicious and fresh grapes.