Considered the oldest wine appellation in the world, the Tokaj wine region lies near the Tisza and Bodrog Rivers in northeastern Hungary. Centered on the town of Tokaj in the Hungarian foothills, the appellation is famous for its sweet, botrytized wines made from noble rot. The clay, or loess soil, and sunny microclimate are conducive to the proliferation of Botrytis Cinerea (noble rot), a fungus that produces fine and concentrated, sweet wines from the shriveled grapes. The wines are aged in the vast network of cellars carved out of solid rock below the region to produce unparalleled and intricate wines.
5,478 hectares of growing area
15,000 workers in the region
4,800 registered producers
10,000,000 liters produced annually
€10,000,000 export value
Primary Grape Varietals
Sárga Muskotály (Yellow Muscat)