At Somszög Vineyards & Winery we grow handcrafted, small-lot wines from the historic first class cru, according to the world's first Vineyard classification established in 1737.
We produce boutique wines from the indigenous grape varieties FURMINT and HÁRSLEVELŰ grown on unique VOLCANIC SUBSOIL.
The Tokaj wine region - also known as Tokaj-Hegyalja - located in northeastern Hungary with its volcanic slopes, wetlands creating a special microclimate that favours the apparition of the “noble rot” (Botrytis cinerea), as well as the surrounding oak forests have long been recognised as outstandingly favourable for grape cultivation and specialised wine production.
The documented history of the wine region since 1561 attests that grape cultivation as well as the making of the ‘aszú’ wine have been permanent for centuries in the area.
The legal base of delimitation of the wine region is among the first in the world and dates back to 1737 when the decree of Emperor Charles VI (Charles III, King of Hungary) established the area as a closed wine region.
Over the last twenty-five years the region went through a great development period, the entire landscape, its organisation and its character are specially shaped in interaction with the thousand-year still living tradition of wine production.