Hungary's biggest wine region encompasses 97 towns and villages and covers approximately 24,400 hectares of land in the Great Plains. In the past the Kunság wine region has been ailed by enterprise geared towards mass production, although recent successes by local wine makers are starting to reverse this trend. The region is characterized by an extreme climate, where the uneven distribution of rain and spring and autumn frosts can damage the vines. A wide variety of grapes are planted in the region, producing lighter wines with harmonic composition.
Some of the original varieties like Kövidinka, Ezerjó, Izsáki and Kadarka are now grown by smaller vineyards only while Rajnai Riesling, Cserszegi fűszeres, Kékfrankos, Zweigelt, Italian Riesling (Olaszrizling), Rizlingszilváni and Bianca have become more widespread.
Wines to try are: Kunsági Ezerjó, Kecskemeti Cserszegi Fűszeres, Soltvadkerti Irsai Oliver, Jánoshalmi Ottonel Muskotály, Kiskunhalasi Cserszegi Fűszeres
Getting there from Budapest
The center of the Kunság region is Kecskemét. It takes only an hour to get to Kecskemét by car. Take Highway M5 to Kecskemét.