Impressions From Tokaj


Before a closer look at all producer visits in Tokaj, starting with the most impressive Kikelet Pince, here’s the final Tokaj teaser.

_MG_5987The entrance to the Hétszölö vineyards, one of the most classic locations in Tokaj – especially those above the sign you see in the vineyard. Worth a thought is also the fact that these great sites were devastated by the communists because they believed a tractor couldn’t work the vineyard – and didn’t bother too much about quality. All replanted after decades in tread.


Claustrophobia. The fear of being in small spaces. Claustrophobic? Don’t enter a Tokaj wine cellar! Here, the most impressive labyrinths at Hétszölö.


Disznókő. A perhaps more familiar name in Tokaj. With more than 100 hectares of vines in one block they’re quite an impressive estate. If visiting, don’t miss their Yellow Wine-House which houses one of the best restaurants in the region.


Hajni Pracser at the family-run estate of Erzsébet Pince. The huge painting, a fine detailed piece of work, is also pictured partially on some of Erzsébet’s labels, the Muscat for example. What to look for? The fascinating and quite powerful wine from the great Király site, an elegant wine from the Zafir site and a pure Kövérszőlő which is really worth seeking out despite the grape having a so so reputation.


It may be more touristic but nonetheless an important historical place for Tokaj – the Rákoczi cellar of Hétszölö. 600 years old and a king has been elected down here, in 1526. So yes, it’s worth a few minutes of your schedule.