Hungary For centuries, Hungary has been the star of Eastern Europe with the most advanced wine culture in all respects from its range of distinctive native grapes to its understanding of terroir and its wine laws and customs. Among its greatest treasures are the legendary sweet wines of Tokaji. The first wine to be knowingly made from 'nobly rotten' grapes - predating even Bordeaux's Sauternes. In fact, Tokaji has been a legend among sweet wines for more than 400 years and was much prized by royalty from the Tsars of Russia to the Kings of France. These days, Hungary is best known for its superbly well-made table wines. Alongside excellent local varieties such as the strong, refreshing Furmint, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are finding a growing legion of followers in the UK. Hungary's red varieties are fewer and farther between but look out for Pinot Noir - the finest examples offer excellent value for money. TONY LAITHWAITE ON CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE In this clip, Tony Laithwaite talks about the illustrious history, and the great potential, of the vineyards of Central Europe. Popular grapes Furmint, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Famous Producers Acorex Wine Holding, Vinaria Bostavan, Chateau Vartely Principal regions Balaton, Tokaji, Észak-Dunántúl Climate Maritime, Mediterranean Did you know? The extremely rare and expensive Eszencia is the sweetest and most highly prized of all Tokaji wines with up to 600 grammes of natural sugar per litre. Beethoven wrote his Moonlight Sonata at Lake Balaton - source of some of our most popular Hungarian reds. You might like to try ... Campanula Chardonnay 2011 Wonderful tasting, terrific value Chardonnay from the cellar that makes our bestselling Pinot Grigio Rate this wine Hungary Chardonnay Still White Wine £7.49 a bottle £7.49 a bottle £7.49 a bottle 12 bottles £89.88 6 bottles £44.94 1 bottle £7.49 Q2878900|7.49|1|0|0 B2878901|44.94|6|0|0 C2878901|89.88|12|0|0 QTY Please confirm that you wish to reserve this wine for future delivery Reserve this case? Campanula Pinot Grigio 2012 Taste how the beguiling Pinot Grigio grape performs spectacularly in Hungary's historic vineyards Rate this wine Hungary Pinot Grigio Still White Wine £6.99 a bottle £6.99 a bottle £6.99 a bottle 12 bottles £83.88 6 bottles £41.94 1 bottle £6.99 C2891003|83.88|12|0|0 B2891003|41.94|6|0|0 Q2891000|6.99|1|0|0 QTY Please confirm that you wish to reserve this wine for future delivery Reserve this case? Campanula Sparkling Pinot Grigio NV Taste how the beguiling Pinot Grigio grape adores bubbles in this award-winning fizz from Hungary Read the reviews Hungary Pinot Grigio Sparkling Wine £8.99 a bottle £8.99 a bottle 6 bottles £53.94 1 bottle £8.99 Q5072100|8.99|1|5|1 B5072100|53.94|6|5|1 QTY Please confirm that you wish to reserve this wine for future delivery Reserve this case?