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

  • Merlot

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

  • Hárslevelü

  • Furmint

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • Egervin Vineyard

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

  • István Szepsy

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

  • Grof Degenfeld

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

  • Black Castle

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

  • 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...

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Hungary on Snooth

  • Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Furmint Tokaji Dry Tokaj Hungary North Hungary 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Dry, steely wine with a very mineral nose. Delicate peach and pear flavors, before moving to a clean, crisp finish. Bone dry. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Royal Tokaji Furmint 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Med gold, slightly viscous, great structure. Honeyed, hazelnutty, peach fuzzy. Everyone should try this once. Read More

    Wine review by samantha gaw


  • Royal Tokaji Furmint 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Medium gold, med body. Great structure, honey, hazelnut, a bit of botrytis? Everyone should try this once. Read More

    Wine review by samantha gaw


  • Tokaji Betsek 6 Puttonyos the Royal Tokaji Wine Company 2000

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    94 points.The nose is rich with amber incense, rose petal, caramel, and a note of something slightly smoky. There is also a brown butter note, some subtle nuttiness, and a hint of citrus, with pretty strong baked goods and marmalade components.The palate opens luxuriously sweet with honey dripped apricots, flinty stone, and delicate floral notes... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label 2006

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    95 points.In the glass this wine looks the way that it tastes; golden like sunshine. The color alone is impressive, with its intense liquid gemstone cast, but the nose is extraordinary. The blend of different components is fascinating. I immediately pick up on a vague graphite tone, but it leads strongly into something that I can only describe a... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label 2006

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    95 points.In the glass this wine looks the way that it tastes; golden like sunshine. The color alone is impressive, with its intense liquid gemstone cast, but the nose is extraordinary. The blend of different components is fascinating. I immediately pick up on a vague graphite tone, but it leads strongly into something that I can only describe a... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label 2006

    Snoothrank:

    95 points.In the glass this wine looks the way that it tastes; golden like sunshine. The color alone is impressive, with its intense liquid gemstone cast, but the nose is extraordinary. The blend of different components is fascinating. I immediately pick up on a vague graphite tone, but it leads strongly into something that I can only describe a... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • Marika Balatoni Merlot Semi Sw

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    No written review

    Wine review by arthurbiag


  • Marika Balatoni Merlot Ultimate Wine Shop 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by pb1984us


  • Oremus Furmint Tokaji Dry Mandolás 2005

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    This wine is perhaps at the end of its tether in terms of lifespan - although still quite enjoyable and drinkable in its fiery, hot kind of way. A number of barnyard-like scents greet the nose(wet straw comes to mind) along with some brandied fruit like figs, dates and raisins. This wine meets the tongue with a rather sharp drying effect (yet f... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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