Eger is a wine region in Hungary, about 100 miles east of Budapest. There are 10,000 acres planted in the Eger region; this is land of long, cold winters, although there is little precipitation.

Eger is best known for the red wine Egri Bikavér, known informally as "bulls' blood", a hearty, medium-bodied, tangy blend of several local varieties including Kadarka and Kekfrankos. There is a wide variation of styles, from mass-produced to more age worthy; the examples that offer greater structure and richness also include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The best wines are aged for more than a year in wooden casks and deliver impressive richness, with flavors of black fruit and spice, with medium-weight tannins. Best served with stews (Hungarian goulash) and game, this is a value-priced red that has been a staple on retail shelves for years.

There are some notable white wines produced here as well, with Italian Riesling and Traminer being the principal varieties. (Wine/Appellations)