Located in the foothills of Northern Hungary, the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region has been famous for its delicious sweet wines for centuries. Wine has been produced here since the third century, but the region became internationally renowned when Louis XIV served it to his court at Versailles in 1703 and named it the "wine of kings, the king of wines".
France produces a similar and perhaps better-known wine—Sauternes—whose sugar is also concentrated by botrytis, or noble rot. In 2002, UNESCO declared Tokaj a World Heritage Site and recognized more than 1,000 continuous years of Tokaji Aszú production.
Where to taste:
Visit Disznók for its spectacular architecture that combines decorative elements of the 18th century, a Baroque watchtower and a modern circular building designed by the award-winning Hungarian architect, Dezsö Ekler. Don’t miss the wonderful wines of Dobogó, just steps from Tokaj’s main town square. Owned by Izabella Zwack of the Zwack Unicum family, Dobogó will delight you with its rustic Old World charm, quality dry white wines and delicious Tokaji Aszús. The labyrinth of tunnels criss-crossing under Oremus represents some of the finest wine cellars in the region. You could easily get lost amid the bottles and barrels, many of which are age-old.
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