The development that this region, which seems to have been created for wine-growing, went through after the change of regime in 1989 indicates that it will be among the best in the twenty-first century as well. Two of the most important regions are the Szekszárd hills and the Völgység, with a total area of 2,800 hectares. The undulating landscape with its countless furrows, the valleys and loess hills with their varying climates provide for an extremely varied growing area. This is why wines produced here - be they white or red - cover a wide range of nuances.
Szekszárd is famous for its red wines, whereas the Tolna wine region, encompassing the area around Völgység, Tolna and Tamási, has produced the best white wines since 1998 as an independent wine-growing region. These wines, produced from Chardonnay, Traminer, Green Veltelini, Rhine Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, are well-liked for their excellent, fresh bouquet and fragrance. Yet, besides the great white wines, full-bodied, complex reds can also be produced on the hills of Tolna.
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