The wine-growing area is located in the central west Hungary
, southwest of the Balaton
(Balaton). It was only defined as a winegrowing area in 1998, although viticulture has a long tradition here and dates back to the Romans. In the 19th century, the totally low-lying viticulture was revived by German settlers. There are dry summers with plenty of sunshine and mild winters. The vineyards cover about 2,200 hectares of vineyards. The main grape varieties are Chardonnay, kadarka
, Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch
), Olaszrizling (Welschriesling), Pinot Blanc, Rajnairizling (Rheinriesling) and Rizlingszilváni (Müller-Thurgau). A well-known producer is Tûzkõ Birtok.