Taste Hungary is a multi-tiered company dedicated to showcasing Hungarian cuisine and wine. Our experiences educate travelers about the region through its cuisine and wine, history, culture, and context in the larger world. We draw on our experience, research, and deep personal connections to craft our tours, and choose our wines. We are also committed to making Hungarian wine accessible to our audience by offering services such as shipping in the EU, retail, importing to the US, and wine clubs.
Volcanic Wines, Ancient Cellars, and A Revival of Old Traditions
Tokaj is one of the most famed sweet wine regions, the first delimited wine region in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Viticultural traditions here date back at least 1,000 years. Everything about Tokaj—from its mixture of loess and volcanic clay soil and its microclimate (ideal for bringing on the mythical noble rot) to its indigenous grape varieties and its subterranean labyrinth of mold-covered cellars—contributes to the distinctive personality of its wines.
Two rivers meet in the heart of the region to provide the right level of humidity for creating the shriveled, raisin-like berries which are essential for producing sweet Tokaj wine. This magical region is wholly a white wine region. You’ll taste a mix of dry and sweet wines, but don’t expect to drink any reds!
Tokaj is best known for its sweet aszú wines, which are made from botrytized grapes. But over the past decade or so winemakers have increasingly been focusing on dry wines, particularly Furmint. Another major attraction in Tokaj is its network of deep underground cellars (some are even multi-level) and cellar rows. One features 27 cellars connected at different levels.
Many villages are lined with grand old houses, and there are two gorgeously renovated synagogues. We also offer a Tokaj Jewish Heritage & Wine Tour which explores Tokaj’s rich Jewish history. A day in Tokaj is a truly unforgettable wine experience!
Book a small-group tour (2-6 participants), or a private tour (which can be custom tailored).
315 USD / Person / Small-Group Tour
+ booking fee
390 USD / Person / Private Tour
For 2-6 participants (+ booking fee)
285 USD / Person / Private Tour
For 7-14 participants (+ booking fee)