World Heritage plaque

Welcome to the heart of the Tokaj Historic Wine Region!

Bodrogkeresztúr has always played a prominent role in the Tokaj Wine Region, for centuries it was the wine region's farming town with a market and trade fair right.

The Tokaj-Hegyalja region became the most important Hungarian wine regions after the Turkish conquest of the Szerémség region, and Tokaji wine gained international fame almost immediately. No wonder that the Tokaji wine trade started as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and that in 1737 a royal decree had to be issued to protect Tokaji wine, because everyone in the area wanted to sell their wine under the name Tokaji. The decree regulated the areas where wine could be marketed as Tokaji, creating the world's first segregated wine region.

By the 19th century, Tokaji wine reached an unrivalled status amongst Hungarian wines: it became the most popular drink of the key monarchs. As a result, the 27 settlements of the Tokaj Historic Wine Region were inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in 2002, due to the intact, original viticultural traditions that have evolved over the past thousand years and the millennia-old unity of the wine region.