Wine Regions

This small landlocked country embraces 22 wine regions, each with a different microclimate producing different tastes and styles. One hundred years ago, Hungary was one of the most important wine producers in Europe. Every royal court in Europe clinked glasses filled with precious gold Tokaji wine, while other lush Hungarian whites and reds were lauded and enjoyed throughout Europe.

Wine regions with details

Source: hungarianwines.eu

CSONGRAD

Total: 1117 ha
Climate: dry, sunny, extreme heat in the summer
Soil: sand, loess
Grape varieties: Kékfrankos, Rhine Riesling, Kövidinka, Zweigelt

HAJÓS-BAJA

Total: 1873 ha
Climate: extreme dry weather, hot summer
Soil: loess, sand
Grape varieties: Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Kadarka, Kékfrankos,
Cserszegi Fűszeres, Zweigelt

KUNSÁG

Total: 20.365 ha
Climate: small amount of rain, dry, extreme summer, cold winter
Soil: loess, sand
Grape varieties: Ezerjó, Kövidinka, Arany Sárfehér, Olaszrizling, Kadarka, Kékfrankos

BADACSONY

Total: 1422 ha
Climate: moderate, submediterranean. Plenty of sunshine, protected from the Northern wind.
Soil: vulcanic soil
Grape varieties: Kéknyelű, Rhine Riesling, Budai Zöld, Rózsakő, Vulcanus, Zeusz, Szürkebarát, Olaszrizling

SOUTH BALATON

Total: 3127 ha
Climate: moderate
Soil: sand, loess, forest soil
Grape varieties: Királyleányka, Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

BALATON-FELVIDÉK

Total: 832 ha
Climate: sunny, mediterran
Soil: chalk, limestone, vulcanic soil
Grape varieties: Olaszrizling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cserszegi Fűszeres, Pinot Noir, Kékfrankos

BALATONFÜRED-CSOPAK

Total: 1969 ha
Climate: sunny, mediterranean
Soil: crystal slate, sandstone, limestone, sand
Grape varieties:  Olaszrizling, Rhine Riesling, Rizlingszilváni, Tramini, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Zweigelt, Merlot, Pinot Noir

BÜKK

Total: 970 ha
Climate: cool, sunny
Soil: rhyolite tuff, loess
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Olaszrizling, Leányka, Kékfrankos, Cserszegi Fűszeres, Turán

EGER

Total: 5335 ha
Climate: cool, small amount of rain, long winter
Soil: lava rock, rhyolite tuff
Grape varieties: Királyleányka, Olaszrizling, Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah

ETYEK-BUDA

Total: 1496 ha
Climate: windy, sunny, small amount of rain
Soil: limestone
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Olaszrizling, Rhine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

MÁTRA

Total: 5983 ha
Climate: low wind, protected from severe conditions
Soil: vulcanic soil, sand, loess
Grape varieties: Rizlingszilváni, Olaszrizling, Muscat, Szürkebarát, Kékfrankos, Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon

MÓR

Total: 571 ha
Climate: moderately cool, windy,
Soil: loess, forest soil, sand
Grape varieties: Ezerjó, Tramini, Királyleányka, Chardonnay

NAGY-SOMLÓ

Total: 553 ha
Climate: extreme wind, moderate heat
Soil: vulcanic soil
Grape varieties: Furmint, Juhfark, Olaszrizling, Sárfehér

ÁSZÁR-NESZMÉLY

Total: 1453 ha
Climate: cool, rainy, windy
Soil: loess, limestone, forest soil
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Irsai Olivér, Ezerjó, Chardonnay

PANNONHALMA

Total: 638 ha
Climate: moderately dry, moderate heat, short winter
Soil: loam, loess, forest soil
Grape varieties: Olaszrizling, Rizlingszilváni, Irsai Olivér, Királyleányka, Cserszegi Fűszeres

PÉCS

Total: 652 ha
Climate: warm winter, dry summer, extreme amount of sunshine
Soil: loess
Grape Varieties: Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Olaszrizling

SOPRON

Total: 1630 ha
Climate: rainy, warm winter, cool summer
Soil: limestone, slate
Grape varieties: Kékfrankos, Merlot, Zweigelt, Chardonnay, Leányka, Irsai Olivér, Zöld veltelini

SZEKSZÁRD

Total: 2153 ha
Climate: continental
Soil: loess, sand, clay, stone
Grapes: Kékfrankos, Kadarka, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

TOKAJ

Total: 5723 ha
Climate: hot summer, cold winter, long sunny, foggy fall
Soil: rhyolite, andesit tuff, loess
Grape varieties: furmint, hárslevelű, muscat, kabar

TOLNA

Total: 2420 ha
Climate: warm winter, dry, sunny summer
Soil: loess, forest soil
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Olaszrizling, Zöld veltelini, Rizlingszilváni, Rhine Riesling, Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon.

VILLÁNY

Total: 2483 ha
Climate: submediterranean climate, hot summer, warm winter
Soil: loess, limestone
Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Portugieser, Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Olaszrizling, Hárslevelű, Chardonnay

ZALA

Total: 833 ha
Climate: rainy, moderate climate
Soil: clay, forest soil
Grape varieties: Olaszrizling, Rizlingszilváni, Zöld veltelini, Chardonnay, Zweigelt