The wine region is on the north of Transdanubia, south from the river Danube. Grape growing was known in the middle ages, and the region was an important exporter in the 18th century thanks to its high acidity wines which survived long shipping periods. However after the Second World War quality problems were severe, therefore the place lost its wine region classification. The status has been given back again only in 1977 after new plantations. The region’s most important company is called Hilltop.
A Hungarian owned model vineyard and wine producer, Hilltop Neszmély operates in a state-of-the-art winery overlooking the River Danube. The wines are crafted from grapes grown in the excellent terroirs of historic wine regions in Hungary covering 400 hectares, most of which have been dedicated to wine production since the Roman times.