Facebook pixel

Arany Sárfehér grapes

by | Sep 26, 2016

The region between Danube and Tisza in Hungary is the largest wine region of the country. Table wines having low acid and flavor and high sugar, alcohol contents are produced here.

Arany Sárfehér

Earlier vines were grown on this land to hold the sandy soil in place. The vines grown were used to make “sand wines” made for everyday consumption.

Some of these were of a superior quality yet most of them were made for everyday use and were called “pub wines”.

The wines produced are light and harmonious in composition. A growing number of wine cellars in the region produce light, fruity and good quality wines. Rose wines of this category are among the best Hungarian wines.

Wines have been cultivated in Hungary since the time of the ancient Greeks. The Hungarian Kingdom was known to be special for being the winemaking region.

Wine grape varieties

Within a short period of time, “Tokaj” became the capital city for the sweet wines and ever since its fame remains the same.

The Eger wine region is also regarded to be good as it is the native place of  the ‘Kadarka’ grapes made for creating the rich and sensual wine called ‘Bull’s blood of Eger’ wine which is commercially known as “Bikavér”.

The Hungarian wine culture is chiefly known for mass production of blistering white wines, besides other sweet wines.

The country’s esteemed wine culture comprises of loads of experience and its wines own their subtle blend to exclusively chosen grape varieties from the country.

Tremendous efforts are being made to recreate and restore the indigenous grapes.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…


Arany sárfehér, literally means “gold white mud”.

It’s a Hungarian Variety that by 2000 was known as Izsaki Sarfeher, on the town of Izsak of Bacs-Kiskun which is said to be the origin of the vine.

The vines are no longer grown commercially.

A photo posted by József Hlavacs (@hlajo) on

Earlier it was widely planted in Sopron, he north of the country. Sometimes it is considered to be a white mutation of Kadark, which is another famous grape variety from Bulgaria, as it was chosen from a Kadark vineyard.

But this myth has now been broken after the DNA profiling. Its cultivation was started by the brother of the great painter Tivadar Csontváry Koszta and now can be found nowhere but in the surroundings of the town Izsak only.


The grape is one of the main ingredients for sparkling white wines. It is full-bodied and nice acids with a fruity odor. It is bottled after fermentation in a tank for about 18 months.

They come under the Hungarian wines made with Cserszegi füszeres was labeled as “The Unpronounceable Grape” for the UK market. These days’ Hungarian varietal wines are not so popular in the international market, with their minimal demand.

They started to be grown in a group of villages in the town of Izsak, in the Kunsag region.

The grapes have late budding and delayed ripening. They have large bunches of medium sized berries with a waxy skin.

They are resistant to botrytis bunch, but cannot survive drought. They cannot withstand frost. Sandy and loose soils are good for their cultivation. The wines are typically low in alcohol and very high in acidity.

Their main use is to add freshness to the blends and produce sparkling wines. They have been reported to be around 4,038 acres in Hungary in 2008.

It has a lot of alias names like Feher Kandarka, Feher Muskotaly, Nemet Dinka and Izsaki Feher; all named after the family of Kings and is usually mistaken to be Sarfeher.

Food Pairing

Its goes alright with all sorts of vegetables and fruits. Because of its nutty flavor, it tastes good with cheese also. So soups and desserts can also be an option for its food pairings.


Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Wines with Arany Sárfehér grapes

Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
French Champagne
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Fruit Juice
Mead and Tonic Wine
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Cognac and Brandy
Eau De Vie
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Tequila & Mescal
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here