From the beginning of the 1970s, the museum wines of different cellars – namely, Waldbott and Bekényi in Tolcsva, Zimmermann in Abaújszántó, Rákóczi in Mád and Tokaj and the Piarist cellar in Sátoraljaújhely – were organized into one great collection.
Since 2002, the Tokaj wine region and the state-owned Tokaj Museum Wine Collection have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. Shrouded by noble mould in the cellar, the wine collection of the museum – even just single bottles – counts as a national treasure.
More than a hundred thousand bottles stand in their cases in the museum, the oldest of which is an Aszú wine made in 1680. This unique bottle appeared in a London auction, and in the 1970s its buyer sent it back to Hungary as a present. Throughout the years, many of the museum wines were highly praised by juries, and some won gold medals at world-level competitions.
Address: Cellar Row