The annual grape harvest season, which usually starts with the first varieties in August and can last as long as December, is well underway in all of Hungary’s traditional wine regions. According to the National Wine Communities Association, due to the spring frost period, certain varieties suffered losses up to 15-20%, however, the harvested grapes are generally healthy and are of high quality.
Hungary is expected to produce 3.5-3.6 million units of hundredweight (350-360 thousand tons) of grape of grape and 2.2-2.5 million hectoliters (220-250 million liters) of wine in 2020. The harvest of the major white varieties (e.g. Riesling, Welschriesling, Furmint, Hárslevelű, Muscat Blanc) is well underway or concluded, with losses up to 20%. The harvest of red varieties is also coming to an end, with a few remaining varieties still on the vines (Blaufränkisch, Cabernets).