Szekszárd is located in the south of Hungary, it’s one of the two regions that makes Bikavér (Bull’s Blood). Roughly 2100 hectares of area is under cultivation; with the majority of grapes being red. It’s number 18 on this map.

Red grape varieties : 

  • Kékfrankos (blaufränkisch)
  • Portugieser
  • Merlot
  • Kadarka
  • Zweigelt
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc

White grape varieties :

  • Chardonnay
  • Olaszrizling (welschriesling)
  • Riesling
  • Tramini
  • Müller-Thurgau in German, Rizlingszilváni in Hungarian

The climate is what we call Continental with hot summers, with frost being rare in both spring and autumn. Drought is a problem in Szekszárd as the sun shines over 2000 hours per year.
The soil is full of loess, with sandy fractured-rock loam in various places.

Wineries :

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s