Program

Daejeon International Wine EXPO 2024
Oct. 27th(Sun)- Nov. 3rd(Sun)
Daejeon Convention Center Ⅰ-Ⅱ
Outdoor Wine Culture Festival
Nov. 1st(Fri)- Nov. 3rd(Sun)
Wine Trade Show
Nov. 1(Fri)- Nov. 3rd(Sun)

Guest Country Introduction

WINES OF HUNGARY

Embarking on a journey through Hungary's wine heritage

Hungary's wine heritage spans many centuries, with archaeological evidence indicating that the Celts were cultivating grapes and making wine in the region as early as the 1st century BC. This tradition was further developed during the Roman Empire, particularly in the territory of Transdanubia, where favorable conditions for wine culture were found. Later, the viticultural practices in the Carpathian Basin were influenced by a blend of ancient, Inner-Asian, and local traditions brought by the Hungarians. This rich history forms the foundation of Hungary's revered viticultural tradition, which has thrived for centuries and continues to captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide.

Hungary Wine

Diverse terroirs, grape varieties and wine styles

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Hungary's wine regions boast an amazing variety of landscapes, soils, and climatic conditions – known as terroirs – ranging from the volcanic area of Tokaj to the rolling hills of Mediterranean Villány.

Hungarian viticulture is distinguished by its indigenous grape varieties, showcasing a blend of heritage and innovation. From the renowned white variety called Furmint to the robust red variety, Kékfrankos, each grape contributes to the country's rich winemaking reputation. This palette is further enriched by international varieties, such as Cabernet Franc, which adds new dimensions to Hungarian wine, exemplified by the so-called Villányi Franc.

Hungarian wines offer a kaleidoscope of flavors, from the legendary sweet nectar of Tokaji Aszú to the crisp elegance of the red cuvée called Bikavér (also known as the Bull's Blood, which has experienced a stunning renaissance). Whether exploring the mineral-driven whites born on volcanic soils or the full-bodied reds produced on loamy or calcareous soil, there's a wine to suit every palate and occasion.

While deeply rooted in tradition, Hungarian winemakers embrace innovation, continually pushing boundaries to elevate their craft. From modern winemaking techniques to sustainable practices, Hungary's wine industry embraces both heritage and progress.