Hegyközségek Nemzeti Tanácsa

istock_000002558633xsmall (1)The National Council of Wine Communities – HNT was founded on March 28 1996. It represents through its 23 members the 313 Hungarian wine communities.

It is a body which defends the position of Hungarian wine sector and coordinates the technical and economical interest of the wine regions. Hungary has approximately 130,000 hectares for grape-growing, out of which the «wine communities» control 76,000 hectares, i.e. almost 60%.

Its missions are to:

  • Harmonize, coordinate and guide wine production and trade
  • Promote an uniform image of the wine sector
  • Guarantee the protection of Appellations of Origin wines
  • Regulate and control planting as far as location, variety and other specific regulations
  • Prepare and control the implementation of rules for the wine communities
  • Issue the certificates of origin for each quantity of grape produced
  • Provide legal advice to its members

Key figures:

  • Hungarian global wine production: 3.400.000 hl in 2010
  • 2010 production estimations: Appellation of Origin wines – 2.300.000 hl ; Geographical Indication wines – 1.030.000 hl

Go to the website: HNT