The best wines of Hungary

Discover the best wines of Hungary as well as the best winemakers of Hungary and estates of Hungary to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Hungary and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Hungary by region

Looking for a good wine of Hungary among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Hungary. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Hungary with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Hungary

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Want to buy a red wine of Hungary cheap or sell a red wine of Hungary at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Hungary

Red wines from the region of Hungary go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or lamb such as recipes of american fillet (belgian-style beef tartar), duck with vanilla (reunion island) or shoulder of lamb with a spoon.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Hungary

On the nose the red wine of the region of Hungary. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, red cherry or cream and sometimes also flavors of cherry, citrus or blueberry. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Hungary. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Hungary

  • 1999 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.62/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.43/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Hungary

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Kékfrankos
  • Pinot Noir

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Hungary

A wine route planned in the region of Hungary? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Hungary.

Discovering the wine region of Hungary

Hungary, in Central Europe, has earned its reputation in the wine world with only a few styles of wine, but for centuries it has been a wine-producing nation of considerable diversity. In addition to the Sweet wines of Tokaj and the Bull's Blood of Eger, Hungary's wine range includes Dry whites from the shores of Lake Balaton, Somló and Neszmély, and finer reds from a variety of regions, including Villány, Sopron and Szekszard. Hungarian wine culture dates back to Roman times and has survived many political, religious and economic challenges, including Islamic rule in the 16th century (when Alcohol was banned) and the Phylloxera epidemic in the late 19th century. The modern Hungarian wine regions are spread throughout the country.

Sopron in the northwest is separated from Tokaj in the northeast by 370 kilometers (230 miles) and from Hajós-Baja in the South by about two-thirds of that distance. Between these two key areas lie the country's 22 official wine regions, each with its own mix of culture, history, Terroir and wine style. The vineyards of the southern plains, for example, are very different from the vineyards of the western lakeshores and the northeastern foothills. The eastern Part of Hungary is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, which have a considerable impact on the local Climate, protecting the land from the cold winds that would otherwise blow in from all over Poland and western Ukraine.

The generally continental climate is also moderated by Lakes Balaton and Neusiedl, allowing for a longer and more temperate growing season. The main grape varieties currently grown in Hungarian vineyards are a mixture of traditional regional varieties and international varieties of French origin that are better known and more easily marketed. Among the traditional Hungarian white wine varieties are Furmint and Hárslevelű (the white grapes used in Tokaj), Olaszrizling, Leányka and Kéknyelűkekfra. They have recently been joined by a series of new crosses such as Irsai Olivér, Cserszegi Fűszeres, Zefír and Zenit, a number of which were created locally by Hungarian ampelographers.

Great white wines of Hungary

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Hungary

White wines from the region of Hungary go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of pizza cone, fish pot or quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Hungary

On the nose the white wine of the region of Hungary. often reveals types of flavors of cream, grass or lime and sometimes also flavors of apricot, ginger or white peach.

The best vintages in white wine of Hungary

  • 2003 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.14/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Hungary

  • Furmint
  • Chardonnay
  • Hárslevelű
  • Muscat Ottonel
  • Riesling
  • Olaszrizling

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Hungary

A wine route planned in the region of Hungary? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Hungary.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Great sparkling wines of Hungary

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Hungary

Sparkling wines from the region of Hungary go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of guinea fowl with cabbage, sushi cake or ham and comté quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Hungary

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Hungary. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, microbio or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of floral, tropical fruit or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Hungary

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.94/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Hungary

  • Furmint
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Hárslevelű
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Kékfrankos

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Hungary

A wine route planned in the region of Hungary? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Hungary.

The word of the wine: Alcohol content

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Great pink wines of Hungary

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Want to buy a pink wine of Hungary cheap or sell a pink wine of Hungary at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Hungary

Pink wines from the region of Hungary go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or veal such as recipes of caramelized beef with onions, candied gizzards or roast veal in the oven.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Hungary

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Hungary. often reveals types of flavors of cream, non oak or black fruit and sometimes also flavors of plum, grapefruit or floral.

The best vintages in pink wine of Hungary

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.84/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.78/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.78/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.77/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Hungary

  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Kékfrankos
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Blaufränkisch

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Hungary

A wine route planned in the region of Hungary? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Hungary.

Discover the grape variety: Muscat Ottonel

Muscat Ottonel has the character of a grape variety with a distant lineage. It was first obtained in 1839 and continues to be planted in nearly 2,000 hectares of vineyards around the world. It shows good vigour and promises satisfactory production, of the order of 6 kilos per vine. The bunches, which are rather loose, are quite large, bearing berries with a strong character. A pleasantly musky flavour and a lot of juice characterize the pulp, protected by a medium skin. The bluish-black skin contributes to the exceptional beauty of the vineyards at harvest time. The size of the ellipsoidal berries is another argument in favor of Muscat Ottonel, which is also known as Muscat Ottone or Muscadet Ottonel. Resin, toast, honey and wild flowers are all present in the wines made from this variety. If the foliage, which turns yellow in autumn, is one of its charms, remember to protect the fruit from grey rot and coulure.

Great sweet wines of Hungary

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Want to buy a sweet wine of Hungary cheap or sell a sweet wine of Hungary at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Hungary

Sweet wines from the region of Hungary go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of stuffed squid in the sétoise sauce or express kiwi and chocolate tartlet.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Hungary

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Hungary. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, non oak or orange peel and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, spices or tree fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Hungary

  • 2004 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1989 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.69/5
  • 1972 With an average score of 4.68/5
  • 1981 With an average score of 4.67/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Hungary

  • Furmint
  • Hárslevelű
  • Yellow Muscat
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Zéta
  • Moscatel de grano menudo

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Hungary

A wine route planned in the region of Hungary? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Hungary.

The word of the wine: Gourmet

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