Balaton wine region

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Balaton wine region
Wine region
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Official name Balatoni borrégió
Country Hungary
Sub-regions Badacsony, Balatonboglár, Balaton-felvidék, Balatonfüred-Csopak, Nagy-Somló, Zala
Total area 32075 ha[1]
Size of planted vineyards 10718 ha[1]
Varietals produced olaszrizling[2]

Balaton wine region[3] is one of the seven larger wine regions of Hungary. It consists of six wine regions: Badacsony, Balatonboglár, Balaton-felvidék, Balatonfüred-Csopak, Nagy-Somló and Zala. Its wine regions spread around Lake Balaton;[1] these areas constituted one single wine region back in the 19th century.[4] Wine production started at the beginning of the 1st century by the Romans.[1] The region is known for its specific white wines showing local particularities; its most widely grown variety is olaszrizling.[2]

Wine regions[edit]

Wine region Area
Total[1] 1st class Planted[1]
Badacsony wine region 4200 3642 1600
Balatonboglár wine region 9980 8156 3200
Balaton-felvidék wine region 5200 ? 1300
Balatonfüred-Csopak wine region 6350 5792 2150
Nagy-Somló wine region 1142 886 600
Zala wine region 6100 4107 1600

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Balaton wine region". House of Hungarian Wines. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Borrégió" (in Hungarian). Vinopédia. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "62/2006. (IX. 7.) FVM rendelet a Balatoni Borvidéki Régió szabályzatáról (A jogszabály 2012.12.16-án hatályos állapota)" (in Hungarian). Complex Hatályos Jogszabályok Gyűjteménye. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Magyarország borrégiói" (in Hungarian). borportal.hu. 2004. Retrieved 27 December 2012.