According to Bounce‘s Wine Lover’s Index, Hungary is the tenth best wine tourism destination in the world. The Central European country thus overtakes competitors such as Austria or Germany.
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The list was partly made using data from the report “OIV State of the World Vitivinicultural Sector in 2020.” Aspects such as wine consumption and production, the number of vineyards and wine tours, and the average price of a bottle of wine were taken into account. A total of 26 countries were compared. For each aspect, the countries could receive 10 points, whose mean values were then compared with one other.
In first place on the list, the largest wine producer is Italy, with 400 grape varieties and 82 hectoliters of wine per 100,000 inhabitants. In second place comes Portugal, with the best wine tours and the largest consumption of wine, followed by Spain, which has the largest share of vineyards.
This year Hungary is also in the top 10 behind France, New Zealand, Greece, Chile, Argentina, and Australia, but ahead of Austria, Romania, and Germany. According to Bounce‘s data, Hungary drinks 18.5 million hectoliters of wine, and 28 million hectoliters are produced on an area of 67,000 hectares per 100,000 inhabitants. There are 667 wine tours per 100,000 inhabitants and a bottle costs 4.32 dollars on average. Thus, the country has received a total of 4.23 points.
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