Hungarian Wine

Hungarian wine has ancient origins, dating back to at least the 5th century, when the Romans occupied the land then known as Pannonia. The Huns, the Magyars, and other tribes who migrated into the country had a “Blood Treaty” ritual, dripping blood into wine and drinking it to seal pacts. Since the Romans had already done the work setting up the vineyards, the tribes could spend their time more wisely with the conquering and the pillaging. The 13th century Mongolian invasion laid waste to much of the cultivated land. King Bela IV brought peace to Hungary, and made it a priority to rebuild the vineyards, inviting people from other countries to bring in vines and grow a diverse wine culture. The towns Sopron and Eger became known for their high quality wines which were exported throughout Europe by the end of his rule in 1270, and Hungarian kings continued to emphasize wine production through various edicts. By the time of the 15th century rule of King Matthias Corvinus, Hungary had developed Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Hungary View all

  • Furmint

    History of the grape: Exact details of Furmint’s origins are a bit murky. It is known that Hungarian King Bela IV ord...

  • Hárslevelü

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Hungary

  • Badacsony

    Badacsony is just one of the Balaton Wine regions.

  • Balaton

    Wines from the Balaton, or Balaton Wine, includes four of the official wine regions of Hungary....

  • Tokaj

    Tokaj is the prized sweet wine of Hungary, produced in the northeast Tokaj-Hegyalja region, at ...

Popular Wineries in Hungary View all

  • Black Castle

    You may not be familiar with Hungarian wines, even though Hungary has been producing great wine f...

  • István Szepsy

    THE SZEPSY FAMILY HAS BEEN CULTIVATING VINE AND PRODUCING WINE SINCE THE END OF THE 16TH CENTURY...

  • Royal Tokaji Wine Company

    The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1989, has become one of the most defining wi...

  • Egri Bikaver

    Egri Bikavér ("Bull's Blood of Eger") is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger...

  • Egervin Vineyard

    Egervin Vineyard Co. Ltd. takes enormous pride in a tradition of wine making that spans several d...

  • Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd. Hungary

    Hungarian wines have been sung and written about for thousands of years, occupying a prominent po...

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  • Kovacs Nimrod Njk Nagy Eged Vineyard Grand Cru Hungary 2009

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    Intriguing dried herb aromas of oregano and fruit notes of dusty plum. In the mouth this is herbal earthy with some concentrated fruit notes of dried berry syrup and moist earth. While the other elements are there, its the herbal notes of smoky eucalyptus, oregano and bell pepper that take center stage here. Read More

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  • Barrios - don't look in wine literature for starters. You'll just find ... ... but is today parts of Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Serbia. He knew that idle soldiers were a danger and had them planting vines and draining swamps when not engaged in battling off the Germans and others. He was one of the last great emperors and one day... Read More

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  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos Eger, Hungary 2015 CharacterFruit Earth Body Tannin Acid Alcohol  4   Egri Kékfrankos—aka Blaufränkisch from Eger, Hungary—is the most magical combination of place and grape. The story itself is enough to excite anyone, but the wine and its corresponding price is nothing short of ex... Read More

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  • Szent Tamas Nyulaszo Tokaji Szaraz Harslevelu Furmint Mad 2013

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  • Weninger Sopron Balf Soproni Kekfrankos Spern Steiner Selection 2001

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  • Snoother - wine from Tokaj is most definitely not red. It's made all or ... from different regions in Hungary.In some cases, people don't want the wine to go through the secondary fermentation, the one that converts malic to lactic acid. Those wines tend to have a less pronounced buttery quality, but again, the butter notes can come from diffe... Read More

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  • Hi. I am a new member of Smooth, and I am located in the EU, not far from Hungary, so I think I can offer you my experience in this issue. In november 2013 "Meraviglioso2" asked about the pharmaceutically effects of the Hungarian wines, especially of a Pinot Noir from a pharmacy. I do not think that Hungarian wines are more effective in the ther...

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