Author: Dr. Gabriella Mészáros

Pannon
wine region

This part of the country, i.e. the areas south of Lake Balaton, clearly yields softer acidity and riper, more balanced black grapes than the wine districts north of Lake Balaton. White wines from here are less vibrant, rather soft and subdued. The soils are diverse, with areas of loess, luvisol brown forest soils and limestone typical. It is the home of full-bodied wines with big tannins. Varieties that have difficulty in ripening in other parts of the country can happily be grown here.

The 7,800 hectares of the Pannon wine region are bordered by the Danube, the Drava and Lake Balaton and consists of four wine districts, Pécs, Szekszárd, Villány and Tolna. Typical varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and its specialities are Cirfandli and Kadarka.

The region is located in an almost contiguous area of hills, the Mecsekalja and the Villány Hills, which is characterised by plenty of sunshine and a strongly Mediterranean mesoclimate. Its soils are varied, comprising limestone blocks in the Mecsek, loess-loam in Villány or clayey hills.

1

Pécs Wine District

2

Szekszárd Wine District

3

Tolna Wine District

4

Villány Wine District

Lake Velence, an undiscovered wine producing area
Fröccs for beginners

Fröccs for beginners

More
Only in Hungary
Not only Hungarians are making wine in Hungary

Not only Hungarians are making wine in Hungary

More
May wine and food events around Hungary
10 places to visit in Hungary for wine lovers

10 places to visit in Hungary for wine lovers

More
Spring in the Balaton Highlands – Photo report
Hungarian sparkling wine, or pezsgő, gyöngyöző and habzó by other names

Hungarian sparkling wine, or pezsgő, gyöngyöző and habzó by other names

More
2019 - 2021 All rights reserved!
Facebook Youtube Instagram