Area: 5160 hectares
Climate: little precipitation, long winter
Soil: lava rock, rhyolite tuff

Grape varieties, wines:

  • Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet, Merlot, Portugieser are the base of Egri Bikavér.
  • Leányka – Slightly sweet fruity wine with complex taste-harmony is made.
  • Italian Riesling – harmonious fine characteristic fragrance, elegantly acidic.

This old baroque town is known abroad first of all for its wine. Though the ecological conditions are favourable for white wine production, the name Egri Bikavér (Bulls’ Blood of Eger) sounds familiar all over the world and this wine has made the town of Eger and its surroundings famous. There is a large cellar and cave system beneath Eger, through the corridors of the cellars the town can be walked through under the surface in its whole width.

Wine(s) available from Eger wine region: