Discover Hungarian Wine: The Best-Kept Secret in the Old World

Be among the first to uncover these exciting wines that few people know about.

Welcome to Hungary. Century-old cellars, tongue-twisting grape varieties, and zingy wines with real personality. Join us on a journey through 6 regions, spanning 22 districts and 65,000 hectares, in search of the best Hungarian wines.

Discover Hungarian Wine: A Visitor-Friendly Guide is the latest in Exotic Wine Travel’s wine travel guidebook series. This is going to be our finest book yet, and we want you to be a part of it. Hungarian wines are some of the best-kept secrets in the wine world. Join us to discover more and drink adventurously.

  • Learn how to interpret a Hungarian wine label
  • Discover the unique Hungarian wine grapes and how to pronounce them
  • Find the best Hungarian wines are for your palate

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What wine professionals have to say:

john szabo

Hungary remains one of the last traditional European wine-producing countries yet to be fully appreciated internationally. It has a rich history with a wealth of indigenous varieties and wine styles that deserve to be better known. Charine and Matthew are undoubtedly passionate about the subject, and considering their frequent travels to lesser-known European regions, including Hungary, are uniquely positioned to report on what the country has to offer today.

John Szabo
Master Sommelier and author / Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit, and Power
Elizabeth Gabay

Always difficult, if not impossible, to describe the wines of an entire country with one word. To say all Hungarian wines are fabulous would be an exaggeration. But, now that the new generation are taking over from the old guard, who had established their vineyards after Communism, Hungarian winemaking is taking on an energy and excitement which is moving the country forward. It is good to see this buzz attracting new, young wine writers such as Charine Tan and Matthew Horkey of Exotic Wine Travel.

Elizabeth Gabay
andrew jefford

Hungary's wine traditions remain little-known outside the country, Tokaji aside, and the progressive wine forces in Hungary deserve the world's support and encouragement.  Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan do a great (and selfless) job in helping outsiders and newcomers understand the intricacies of Europe's wine scene east of the Adriatic, so I'm thrilled to hear they will be tackling Hungary before long. Their venture deserves support.

Andrew Jefford
Wine writer and contributor / Decanter & World of Fine Wine
simon woolf orange wine amber wine revolution

I can't wait to see what Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan unearth in Hungary. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and Hungarian wine really needs this straight-talking duo to remove the veil covering its treasures and get the world turned on its volcanic beauty, its delightfully named grape varieties (Juhfark anyone?) and its exciting and varied wines.

Simon Woolf