The first Tokaji Aszu wine was created in the 1600s and Tokaji became the first European region to have its vineyards classified, 1st Growth, 2nd Growth, 3rd Growth, a system still used in Hungary today. World Wars and Communism halted quality winemaking. In 1989, inspired by wine author, Hugh Johnson, RTWC’s founders started the winery in an effort to preserve what they considered a dying art. Red Label is a blend of selected grapes from several of Royal Tokaji’s first and second growth vineyards with only eight vintages produced since its premier release in 1990.
|The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1990, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mezes Maly, Nyulaszo, Szt. Tamas and Betsek. Acknowledged as one of the region’s top winemakers, combining traditional techniques with modern technology to create the award-winning Royal Tokaji range of wines. Royal Tokaji is the acknowledged leader of the renaissance of this legendary Hungarian wine, which, in the words of the wine author and company co-founder Hugh Johnson, is ”a wine that would make angels sing out loud in praise”.
Royal Tokaji was inspired and founded by Hugh Johnson, the noted author and wine historian, whose goal was to revive and bring back to international acclaim the wines of one of history’s most renowned wine regions.
Royal Tokaji remains in private ownership and today our wines are exported to more than 30 countries.
The wines of Royal Tokaji have won over 100 international awards and continue to seduce wine lovers throughout the world.