TOKAJ FACT SHEET

27 TOWNS/VILLAGES
Abaújszántó, Bekecs, Bodrogkeresztúr, Bodrogkisfalud, Bodrogolaszi, Erdőbénye, Erdőhorváti, Golop, Hercegkút, Legyesbénye, Makkoshotyka, Mád, Mezőzombor, Monok, Olaszliszka, Rátka, Sárazsadány, Sárospatak, Sátoraljaújhely, Szegi, Szegilong, Szerencs, Tarcal, Tállya, Tokaj, Tolcsva, Vámosújfalu
…with a total population of 74,000

 
5757 HECTARES [14,226 acres] UNDER VINE (as of 2015)
 

6 AUTHORISED GRAPE VARIETIES
Furmint | Hárslevelű | Sárgamuskotály
Kövérszőlő | Zéta | Kabar

 
8 WINE STYLES
Varietal wines, dry to sweet | Late Harvest, sweet
Szamorodni, sweet and dry | Aszú | Eszencia
Fordítás, sweet and dry | Máslás, sweet and dry
Sparkling wine
 

500 YEARS OF HISTORY
1571 – First known mention of Aszú wine
1611 – First known mention of the grape variety Furmint
1641 – The Mád Gathering with 12 regional towns
1720s – The world’s first vineyard classification
1737 – Royal Charter: demarcation and appellation control
1880s – The Phylloxera plague
1950s – Communist takeover
1990s – Revival – a new style of Aszú wines
2000s – Modern Tokaji dry wines emerge
2002 – UNESCO World Heritage Site as Cultural Landscape
2014 – Government-designated Growth Area

 

 

 

 

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