The Hajós-Baja wine region is located in the southern lowlands of the Danube. Its climate is characterized by warm summers with lots of sunshine and little rainfall. The first written documents about wine making date back to the 11th century. Viniculture flourished in the region with the influx of German settlers in the 18th century. White wines dominate the Hajós-Baja wine region although there are smaller wineries reputed to produce higher quality red wines that compete with reds grown on the mountain slopes.
The most common varieties include Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignion and Zweigelt. The most popular white varieties are Italian Riesling (Olaszrizling), Chardonnay, Rajnai Rizling, Hárslevelű, Kövidinka and Ezerjó.
A traditional wine to try from the Great Plains is Hajósi Olaszrizling. Reds like Kékfrankos and Cabernet Sauvignon are also noteworthy. Try a glass of the Hajósi Cabernet Sauvignon.
Getting there from Budapest
Getting to Hajós takes about two hours by car. Take Highway M6 to Dunaföldvár, from there take route 51 towards Baja. Take the exit at Kalocsa towards Miske/Hajós.