Bükkalja Wine Region

Bükkalja is predominantly known for its whites

Bükkalja Wine Region

The Bükk Mountain range is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Hungary. In addition to its natural beauty, its forests, hills and mountain slopes provide good vine growing conditions. The Bükkalja wine region, located on the southern and southwestern slopes of the Bükk Mountains, extends from the Eger wine region to Miskolc on approximately 2,200 hectares of land. The first documents referring to winemaking date back to the 14th century making Bükkalja the youngest wine growing regions in Hungary. White wines rich in acidity, aroma and flavor are grown in the region.

Grape Varieties

The main grape varieties include Italian Riesling (Olaszrizling), Chardonnay, Cserszegi fűszeres, Leányka, Pinot Gris (Szürkebarát), Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Kadarka, Kékoportó, Merlot, Pinot noir and Zweigelt.

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