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  1. Feb 15, 2021 Today, still, Hungary is a major wine producer globally with a total of 22 wine regions and 63,000 hectares (156,000 acres) of planted vines. Most of the country's vineyards are considered to be cool-climate and occupy the northeastern segment of Europe's wine-growing region.
  2. Situated across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, and extending down the Dalmatian coast to.
  3. Hungarian Wine Regions - Check out a simple map and a very good introduction to wine and its history in Hungary supplemented with a sidebar on the current trends in white, red and blended a good selection inthe shopping section. Wine Regions in Hungary. This Budapest travel site has a great overview of Hungary's wine regions featuring a cool interactive map plus itinieraries for.

One of the six country wine areas (PGI) in ; see there.

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Hungary has a very old viticultural culture, as wines from and were already a household name in the 13th century. Viticulture in the Carpathian Basin was influenced on the one hand by ancient Central Asian traditions and on the other by Roman wine culture. Despite various wars and unrest, wine has been cultivated here for over 1,000 years. Even the Ottomans, who occupied most of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress viticulture despite the , and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this time. According to legend, Emperor (742-814) was so enthusiastic about 'Avar wine' that he had some vines brought to Germany.

The Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus (1440-1490), who resided in (Austria) during the last five years of his life, is said to have said that 'all the people should have wine and the winegrowers should be highly respected'. In the Middle Ages, as in many countries, the Catholic Church played a leading role in the spread of viticulture and wine culture in Hungary. The famous is decisively connected with Hungary's wine history. After the and the two world wars, the focus shifted to the production of . Since the political upheavals of 1989 and the re-establishment of the winegrowers' association, however, winegrowing has been on a steep upward trend again

Wine-growing regions

Hungary has a variety of , from sand and loess to clay, lime, marl and various volcanic rocks such as basalt, tuff and andesite. The climate is Central European and continental, with hot summers and cold winters. The 223 registered grape varieties (over 60 of them ) are predominantly white. However, around 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and various microclimates also favour the production of red wines. The , flowing from north to south, divides the country roughly into two large halves. According to the wine law, 6 wine-growing regions, 22 and 32 protected designations of origin = ) are registered, whereby the number of protected designations of origin is increasing thanks to the initiative of the winegrowers and the great diversity of the wine-growing areas.

Balaton (Lake Balaton)

Észak Dunantul (Northern Transdanubia)

Pannon (Pannonia)

  • (formerly Villány-Siklós)

Sopron (Ödenburg)

Duna (Danube)

In the southeast between the Danube and the Tisza lies the great Pannonian lowland with sandy, steppe-like soil, called Alföld in Hungarian. The vineyards here exert a consolidating influence on the soil. In summer there is often , which endangers the harvest, and in winter. The Duna region has three wine-growing areas:

  • (formerly Hajos-Vaskút)
  • (formerly Kiskunság)

The Northern Massif is located in the north in the foothills of the Mátra Mountains near the border with . The two regions with their wine-growing areas
Eger (Erlau)

Royal Tokaji Essencia, Tokaj, Hungary

  • with Egri Bikavér (Eger )


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Grape variety list

Hungary is predominantly a white wine country with just under 70% of production, although the red wine variety Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) clearly dominates. The Tokay variety Furmint ranks only third after Olasz Rizling (Welschriesling). In 2016, the vineyards covered 63,881 hectares. Compared to the year 2000, this is a halving, which resulted from . Annually,...

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The Etyek-Buda wine region located at the border of Budapest, covers an area of about 5632 hectares (about 22 square miles).
The settlement of Etyek is located 30 km (19 miles) from the capital, in the hilly landscape of Etyek region, at the north-east corner of Fejér County. This area produces high acidity in the grapes, in part due to the unique terroir.
The vineyards are on wind swept plateaus graced by sunny hillsides whose basis is limestone layered over brown forest soils.
“Etyek, the vineyards of Budapest” Since the Roman Empire grapes have been grown in this region. Records from the 13th century certify that wine was being produced here in the Buda mountains. The vineyards flourished and grape growing became a main source of livelihood for the people of the region.
According to original documentation written by King Ladislaus IV chronicler, Margaret, the second wife of King Béla III was accompanied by a noble knight, Aynard when she arrived in Hungary in 1186. The king welcomed the escort of his wife to stay and granted Aynard the rich lands of Zsámbék. This generous gift was accepted as Aynard's family originally came from Champagne – which this region very closely resembles.
Many of the grape growing traditions practiced today can trace their origins to the first half of the 18th century. After expelling the Turks, German wine growers were invited to settle in the region and after a few decades a booming agricultural trade was established. Settling the Germans was supported by the Hungarian Royal Chamber and the religious and secular landlords. In Fejèr county the members of the Hochburg and Esterházy families and the Jesuit Order organized the settling of mainly Catholic Germans.
Many compare the landscape endowments of the Etyek region with those of the Champagne. This observation led Mr. József Törley to establish the largest sparkling wine production which produced wines made from local grape varieties and won international accolades and respect.
The country men of Etyek also worked for the Archduke Joseph in Alcsùtdoboz, a town in the vicinity of Etyek, and the surrounding vineyards in Göbölpuszta and in the wine production cellar. This cellar is now an integral part of Etyek Kúria today.
Of the original 1000 wineries that were established, today there are only 120 operating wineries in the region.

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