Hungary is a country with a long wine-growing tradition. Wines from Sopron and Eger were described as early as the 13th century. Today the country is divided into six wine regions, Balaton (Lake Balaton), Duna (Danube), Felső-Pannon (Upper Pannonia), Felső-Magyarország (Upper Hungary) Pannon (Pannonia) and Tokaij, in which 33 sub-areas are registered .
70% of the grape varieties grown are white, although the most commonly grown variety is the red Kékfrankos (=Blaufränkisch). The internationally best-known wine-growing region in Hungary is certainly Tokaij or Tokajer.
The noble sweet Tokaj was one of the first wines of its kind and has been known since at least 1651. It was delivered to the courts of Europe and enjoyed the highest reputation. The Tokayer is available as a dry white wine through to noble rotten variants, which are among the most concentrated wines in the world.