Hungarian wine has a history of several hundred years. Hungarians need wine when they are happy, they need wine when they are sad, they need wine to welcome the new-born baby and to bid farewell.
VILLÁNY: The beautiful, rolling hills of the Villány-Siklós region, in the South part of the country, produce Hungary’s most prestigious red wines. Like many of the country’s wine-growing regions, Villány has a history that goes back well over 1,000 years – in fact, references to local wine production have been found here amongst Roman artefacts. The production of red wine, however, was largely started by immigrants from Serbia in the 1700s, who brought with them the Kékfrankos grape variety and new methods of production. Today’s winemakers use indigenous grapes, but have also introduced international red varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
EGER: One of the country's most attractive Baroque cities, a 1000-year-old Episcopal seat - today an archiepiscopal centre - with a glorious historical past and great historical monuments. Eger is a town of medicinal baths and students, and also fine wines. The excellent reds and whites of this famous historical wine region are served in wine cellars that have seen the passage of several hundred years. Eger is also the homeland of full- bodied red wines: the famous Eger Bull's Blood ("Egri Bikavér") can be tasted in the century-old cellars cut into the tufa in Valley of the Beautiful Lady ("Szépasszony Völgy").
TOKAJ: Situated 200 km east of Budapest, the Tokaj wine-growing region covers a production area of around 6,000 hectares and includes 26 centres of population. Its historic cultural landscape has been on the Unesco World Heritage list since June 2002. The wines come under the TOKAJI name, which is the first name in the world to be legally protected, and has been so since the XVIIIth century. The historic network of cellars more than a hundred years old, with entrances popping up among houses, in the center of the town, is a unique feature. Entering a cellar door, the visitor arrives to a labyrinth of tunnels.
We invite you to discover the world of the wines, that Hungarian are proud of…