Eger is located in the north east of Hungary, the region is made up of small villages and the main city Eger. It’s also located on the south- western side of the Bükk mountains. There is over 5500 hectares of area under cultivation with 70 % of the harvest being white grapes. It’s number 7 on this map.

White grape varieties :

  • Leányka
  • Háslevelű
  • Királyleányka
  • Olaszrizling (welschriesling)
  • Chardonnay
  • Tramini
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Muscat Ottonel

Red grape varieties :

  • Kékfrankos (blaufränkisch)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Blauburger
  • Pinot Noir
  • Kadarka
  • Zweigelt
  • Menoir
  • Cabernet Franc

It’s one of the coolest and driest areas in the country, and when there is heavy rain fall it can really affect the harvest, think about 2014 when some wineries had to harvest early in order to save their vintage. Eger is protected tho by the Bükk mountains and therefore it doesn’t become extremely cold unlike most cities in the north of Hungary. The soil is made up of calcium-poor rhyolite clay soil, and it’s known that brown soil and brown forest soil have been deposited on top of the mainly myocene-era rhyolite tufa and argillite.

Wineries :

Click on the winery to bring up more information about them and to find my taste notes.

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