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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd. Hungary

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

  • István Szepsy


  • Egri Bikaver

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

  • 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...

  • Egervin Vineyard

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

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  • Egervin Red Blend Egri Bikavér Bulls Blood 2005


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    Wine review by WineGeekJen

  • Monarchia Olivier 2007


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  • Konyari Balatonaliga Loliense 2004


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    Wine review by hun

  • Donausonne 2006


    I don't normally drink red wines - this is the BEST! I love it! It is from a country I have visited and looked for wines from the nearby town of my grandmother, so it is even sweeter! Read More

    Wine review by djstiglitz

  • Royal Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2003


    One of the best balanced of the 5 puttonyos type that I've had. It has the salient characteristics of top styles of white dessert wines: Like a solid Sauternes, it has soft, sweet oak, rich, never cloying fruit sweetness and a lightning bolt of acidity (clementine) bringing everything together. Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Dry 2006


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    Wine review by ariz

  • Egervin Red Blend Egri Bikavér Bulls Blood 2006


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    Wine review by Nobunaga73

  • Peter Vida Szekszárd Vida Szekszárdi Kadarka Rouge 2005


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    Wine review by harm

  • Egervin Cabernet Sauvignon Varhegy Burgberg 2001


    My ex-boss and I shared a bottle of this wine 1 winter and I have never forgotten it. The bottle broke but I still have the label. I have been searching for this wine for 5 years. This is one of the best wines out there. I love it and when I can get my hands on a bottle, I will be one happy camper. Read More

    Wine review by booarisky

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