Part of the series World Heritage sites in Hungary
The Tokaj wine region, also known as the Tokaj foothills wine region has been the world’s first geographically well-defined wine region since 1737. It lies at the southern and south-eastern foot of the Zemplén mountains and encompasses an area of 6,202 hectares. The Tokaj Wine Region was inscribed on the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2002 in the category of cultural landscapes. The city of Tokaj is the symbol of this wine region. The city preserves centuries of wine-making tradition, along with significant, unique architectural heritage and local traditions.