Top Flights of Hungarian Wine


Budapest, Hungary

Unbeknownst to even the most discriminating oenophiles, some of Europe’s oldest vineyards aren’t in France or Italy, but Hungary, whose viticulture dates back to the Roman Empire. Enriched by the contributions of Celts, Romans, Magyars, Germans and Serbs, Hungarian wines were for many centuries the toast of Europe.

Wines of quality, even of legend, come from the pockets of hillside vineyards that dot the arc of mountainous terrain stretching across the country — Villány, Szekszárd and the Lake Balaton region to the west, Eger (home of Egri Bikaver, the hearty Bull’s Blood) and the famed Tokaj in the northeast.

Finding Hungarian wines outside of the country can prove difficult, as many wines are not exported. So for wine-lovers visiting Budapest, a stop over at The Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest is a must. Offering not only top quality international wines, it also serves red, white and sweet Hungarian wines by the glass, flight or bottle.