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The wine-growing region is located in the south of Hungary close to the border with Croatia and is named after the town of the same name (until 1999 the area was called Villány-Siklós). The vineyards cover about 2,300 hectares of vines. Under a continental climate with Mediterranean influences with long, hot summers and cold winters, the vines grow on predominantly limestone and dolomite soils with loess and loam overlays, which are also characterised by iron-rich red clay components. Around the town of Villány, the main red wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Kék Portugizi (Blauer Portugieser), Merlot, Kadarka, Kékburgundi (Pinot Noir) and Zweigelt.

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