The winegrowing area in Hungary
lies at the eastern end of the north bank of the Balaton
(Balaton). The vineyards on slate, sand and limestone, through reddish iron oxide soil cover about 2,300 hectares of vineyards. The area is divided into two areas named after the main towns, the wines of Balatonfüred are more alcoholic. The most important grape varieties are Chardonnay, Olaszrizling, Ottonel Muskotály, Rajniarizling, Rizlingszilváni, Sauvignon Blanc, Tramini and Zweigelt. Well-known producers are Figula Mihály and Jásdi István.