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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Hungary under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Hungary View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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

  • Egervin Vineyard

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

  • Black Castle

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

  • István Szepsy


  • Royal Tokaji Wine Company

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

  • Grof Degenfeld

    Winery - History Of German-Hungarian descent the counts of Degenfeld family history leads back t...

  • Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd. Hungary

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

Page 23 of 35

Hungary on Snooth

  • Hilltop Neszmly Cserszegi Füszeres Craftsman 2007


    Tropical fruits & pineapple nose, with a full body and lingering finish of the same. Interesting varietal that needs more attention! Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Monarchia Olivier 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by mwyttenbach

  • Donausonne Blaufränkisch 2008


    What a pleasant surprise. I don't normally like sweet wines. My first thought when I tasted this was fresh blackberries. Read More

    Wine review by RuthH

  • Beres Furmint 2007


    Offcial note: goes like this.First ... ... (12.03.2010 Erdobenye, Hungary) during wide winetasting (12 bottles). As they refer, it is a "flagship of Beres" - single vineyard and 30 years old vines. Impression good, but wine was bit entangled in others with stronger aromas drank just before. There in w... Read More

    Wine review by lucto

  • Donausonne Blaufränkisch 2008


    For those who enjoy white wines but are looking to branch out to some reds, this is a nice sweet red to start with. Read More

    Wine review by DevTst

  • Egervin Red Blend Egri Bikavér Bulls Blood 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by seramarlowe

  • Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Dry 2006


    Great nose, lemon and marshmallow, with a hint of banana. A little lemoney banana cream pie body, with good acidity and a somewhat lengthy finish. Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Nyakas Irsai Oliver Budai 2008


    Viognier-like (floral), a bit mineral, light. Interesting. Read More

    Wine review by shot2pieces

  • Egervin Bulls Blood 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by andreatl

  • Chateau Dereszla Furmint Tokaji 2000


    Though I am only an occasional drinker of sweeter dessert wines, I chose this one to pair with a Blood Orange sorbet. It was a good pairing. For the type of wine, I felt it has a medium balanced mouthfeel. Sweet, without being cloying, the wine has a good acidity to prevent the lingering swetness. Notes of honey, citrus, and fresh apricot w... Read More

    Wine review by funbrew

prev 1 ...  21 22 23 24 25  ...  35 next

View larger map

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all

Hungarian wine ratings and reviews

Snooth Media Network