Bognár-Vin is a family owned winery, which has several self-owned wine cellars vineyards in the historical wine regions of Hungary from Villány to Tokaj, but also works together with other contracted partners.Our viticulturists and winemakers select the best grapes each year to produce high quality wines that are marked by the wineries.

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Akasztó

The largest Hungarian wine region can be found in the sandy, flat area between the Danube and the Tisza rivers. It is the home of the light white and red wines with loose structure, and the luscious Rosés. These are the everyday wines in Hungary, which are fresh, reductive and have a good value for money.

Szekszárd

The warm climate and the loess soil of the Southern Transdanubian hills favour the red wines. Szekszárd has become the fastest developing Hungarian wine region during the past years. The grape growing is mainly focused on the Kékfrankos variety, which provides the basis of the Bikavér of Szekszárd. Full-bodied, spicy red wines with deep colour are produced here as well both independently and also as blends using international varieties such as the Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Syrah and the Merlot. The local speciality is an old variety called Kadarka, which gives a lighter but very exciting red wine.

Villány

Nowadays, probably this is the most popular wine region in Hungary, which achieved its first great successes with its full-bodied Bordeaux blends after the end of the communist regime. It has loess soils and a Mediterranean-like climate which makes it our hottest wine region. Michael Broadbent MW, the well-known British wine expert, said that Villány is the "second home" of the Cabernet Franc, but the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Syrah and the Merlot are also prefer this region. The Portugieser counts as a local variety and gives mainly lighter red wines and Rosés.

Eger

This wine region is famous for its white and red wines with long ageing potentials. The bed of the topsoil is volcanic rhyolite tuff, in which our ancestors carved huge wine cellars that are perfectly suited for barrel ageing.The grave varieties grown in this region are quite diverse, so it is no coincidence that the two most famous Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Eger wines, the Egri Csillag (‘Star of Eger’) and the Bikavér (‘Bull's Blood’) of Eger, are both blends. The basis of these wines is provided by the Carpathian Basin varieties, such as the Olasz rizling, the Leányka (Damsel) and the Kékfrankos. Due to the climate that is similar to the climate in Burgundy, excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are also produced in the region.

Tokaj

If someone asks a foreigner what he knows about Hungarian wines, the name "Tokaj" comes up almost immediately. In 2002, this wine region was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO because of its wine culture and thousand years old viticulture traditions. The most well-known wine of Tokaj is the Tokaji Aszú, which became world famous in the 17th century and was the favourite wine of royal courts from the Tsardom of Russia to the Kingdom of France. The alchemists also found it interesting, because they believed that the healing effect of the wine was due to its “real” gold content. From this period comes the famous saying of Louis XIV of France: "C’est le roi des vins, et le vin des rois", which means "This is the king of wines and the wine of kings". The Tokaji Aszú, which is a botrytis-type dessert wine, is the child of the unique climate, the volcanic-type soil and the centuries old winemaking methods. Late harvest sweet wines and full bodied, excellent dry white wines with long ageing potential are also produced in this region mainly from Furmint and Hárslevelű (‘Linden Leaf’).

Balaton

Lake Balaton, the largest lake in East-central Europe, is surrounded by five smaller wine regions. In the summer, the lake equates the heat with its cooling effect, while in the autumn it preserves the warmth of the sun and this way provides a higher temperature in its vicinity. This warming-cooling effect is perfect for producing white wines. The northern side with its volcanic soil is mainly known for the Olasz rizling (Italian Riesling) and the Pinot Gris, but several Hungarian and international grape varieties can also be found here. On the southern side of Lake Balaton, great red wines, such as the Kékfrankos (Blue Franc), the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Cabernet Franc, and the Merlot are also produced besides the already famous white wines.

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