Hungarian is one of only two European languages, which has its own word for ‘wine’ (bor) that is not derived from Latin. This means that the ancient Magyars already had contact with grapes and wine over a thousand years ago. The climate and the soil are perfect for wine making in Hungary and this small country embraces 22 wine regions, each with a different microclimate producing different tastes and styles.
Hungary’s continental climate of very cold winters and hot summers lends itself to the production of their famous dessert wine, Tokaji. However, Hungary has more to offer, such as dry whites from the shores of Lake Balaton or fine reds from various regions