Egri Bikavér and Egri Csillag
The wine region is characterised by grapes grown on a variety of soils, so the “wine style of Eger” also includes some significant stylistic differences. The two best-known wine varieties of Eger are Bikavér (Bull’s Blood) and Csillag (Star of Eger). The former is a concentrated, often spicy and fruity red cuvée with a long history, while the latter is a modern, aromatic white wine – in existence since 2011 – that allows producers to show off the terroir’s potential.
Local wine bars naturally favour wines from Eger, so don’t be surprised if their wine lists are dominated by Egri Bikavér (Bull’s Blood wine of Eger) and Egri Csillag (Star of Eger) wines. Try several of them, comparing different vintages, for a unique experience. Most of the wineries are open all year round and invite you to visit them for a wine tasting and dinner event.