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The wine-growing region (formerly Mecsekalja) lies deep in south-western Hungary near the border with Croatia. It is also often named after the main town of Pécs, around which (at that time it was called Sopianae) wine was already cultivated in ancient times. It is the warmest Hungarian area with mild winters and long hot summers with often drought. The vineyards on sandstone and loess cover about 1,000 hectares of vines. The most important grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cirfandli (Zierfandler), Furmint, Kadarka, Merlot, Kékburgundi (Pinot Noir), Olasz Rizling (Welschriesling), Sauvignon Blanc and Skürzebarát (Pinot Gris). Mainly white wines and sparkling wines are produced.

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