Best Wines in Budapest Hungary

What are the best wines in Hungary?

Of course, tastes and tongues differ, but probably most Hungarians would say that it is best to start your Hungarian wine tour with wines from Villany and Szekszard regions. Most probably, you have already heard from Tokaj wines, which have become the most successfully marketed Hungarian wines.

Now if you want to try several Hungarian wines to decide for yourself, there is an excellent and comprehensive Budapest wine tour at Faust Wine Cellar Budapest (Faust Borpince), on the Castle Hill, by the Royal Palace, the Fishermen’s Bastion and the King Matthias Church, just a few steps from one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is an exquisite tour in a huge wine cellar with lots of wines from all the 22 wine regions in Hungary!

You can buy high quality Hungarian wines in the following professional wine specialty stores (maps, opening hours, photos for each wine shop):

Here are some of the top wines offered on wine tours:

Villány Wine Region

Winery of Tamás and Zsolt Gere:

Villányi Chardonnay Selection 2008
(dry, white)
Villányi Pinot Noir Selection 2006
(dry, red)
Villányi Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2007
(dry, red)
Villányi Cabernet Franc Selection 2006
(dry, red)
Villányi Merlot Selection 2006
(dry, red)
Villányi “A Cuvée” 2000
(Cabernet Franc – Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon;
dry, red)
Villányi Aureus Cuvée 2006
(Cabernet Franc – Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon;
dry, red)

Szekszárd Wine Region

Winery of Ferenc Takler:

Szekszárdi Rosé 2010
(Kékfrankos – Kadarka – Pinot Noir –
Cabernet Sauvignon; dry)
Szekszárdi Kadarka Siller 2009
(dry, Siller)
Szekszárdi Kékfrankos “Blaufrankisch” 2008
(dry, red)
Szekszárdi Kadarka 2008
(dry, red)
Szekszárdi Cabernet Franc 2008
(dry, red)
Szekszárdi Bikavér “Bull’s Blood” Reserve 2007
(dry, red)
Szekszárdi “Bartina Cuvée” 2006
(Kékfrankos – Cabernet Franc – Merlot; dry, red)
Szekszárdi Syrah Reserve 2008
(dry, red)
Szekszárdi „Primarius” Merlot 2006
(dry, red)

Tokaj Wine Region

Bene Winery:

“John’s Bless” Tokaji Furmint 2008
(dry, white)
Tokaji “Sweet Harmony” Cuvée 2008
(Sárgamuskotály – Zéta; édes, fehér)
Tokaji Szamorodni, dry 1998
(dry, white)
Tokaji Szamorodni, sweet 1999
(sweet, white)
Tokaji Kövérszőlő “Fat Grape”, late harvest 2009
(sweet, white)
Tokaji “Mayfly” Cuvée, late harvest 2008
(Muscat Lunel – Zéta; sweet, white)
Tokaji Aszú, 5 puttonyos 1989
(sweet, white)
Tokaji Aszú, 6 puttonyos 1993
(sweet, white)
Tokaji Aszú-Essence 1999
(sweet, white)

Tokajicum Borház:

Tokaji szűretlen Furmint 2006
(száraz, fehér)
Tokaji Jégvirág 2007
(Furmint jégbor; édes, fehér)

Somló Wine Region

Tornai Winery:

Somlói Apátsági Furmint 2008
(Top Selection, dry, white)
Somlói Aranyhegy Olaszrizling “Italian Riesling” 2007
(Top Selection, dry, white)
Somlói Grófi Hárslevelű 2007
(Top Selection, dry, white)
Somlói Grófi Juhfark “Sheep-tail” 2008
(Top Selection, dry, white)
Somlói Olaszrizling “Italian Riesling” Ice-wine 2004
(sweet, white)

Badacsony Wine Region
Borbély Family Winery:
Badacsonyi Kéknyelű Selection 2008
(dry, white)
Badacsonyi Szürkebarát Selection 2008
(dry, white)
Badacsonyi „Bácsi Dűlő” Olaszrizling
“Italian Riesling” 2008 (dry, white)
Badacsonyi „Kőmagas” Rajnai Rizling “Riesling” 2009
(dry, white)
Badacsonyi “Gabriella” Muscat Ottonel 2010
(semi-dry, white)
Badacsonyi Szürkebarát “Pinot Gris”, late harvest,
Selection 2008 (sweet, white)
Badacsonyi Zeusz, late harvest, Selection 2004
(sweet, white)

Eger Wine Region

Winery of Ferenc Tóth:
Egri Királyleányka “Little Princess” 2009
(száraz, fehér)
Egri Rosé 2010
(Kékfrankos; “Blaufrankisch”; dry)
Egri Kadarka 2008
(dry, red)
Egrikék “Blue from Eger” 2007
(Kékfrankos; “Blaufrankisch”; dry, red)
Egri Bikavér “Bull’s Blood” 2006
(dry, red)
Egri Pinot Noir 2007
(dry, red)
Édes Lányom, “My Sweet Daughter”, late harvest 2007
(Leányka “Little Girl”; semi-sweet, white)

Sopron Wine Region

Winery of Enikő Luka:

Soproni „Seen by the birds” Merlot 2008
(dry, red)
Soproni Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(dry, red)
Soproni Turán 2009
(dry, red)
“Close To Heart” Cuvée 2006
(Cabernet Sauvignon – Zweigelt; dry, red)

Pannonhalma Wine Region
Winery of the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma:

Tricollis cuvée, white 2010
(Tramini – Riesling – Italian Riesling; dry, white)
Pannonhalmi Tramini 2009
(dry, white)
Tricollis cuvée, red 2008
(Pinot Noir – Merlot – Cabernet Franc; dry, red)
Hemina cuvée 2009
(dry, white)

Mór Wine Region

Bozóky Winery:

Móri Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(dry, white)
Móri Ezerjó “Thousand-good” 2009
(dry, white)
Móri Chardonnay 2007
(semi-dry, white)
Móri Muscat Ottonel 2008
(semi-sweet, white)
Móri Olaszrizling “Italian Riesling” Selection 2003
(semi-sweet, white)
Móri Ezerjó, “Thousand-good”, from shriveled grapes 2007
(sweet, white)
Móri Ezerjó “Thousand-good” aszú, 6 puttonyos 2006
(sweet, white)
Móri Ezerjó “Thousand-good” Ice-wine 2009
(sweet, white)

 
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