The city of Tokaj, the capital of the region that produces the wines of
the same name, is on the banks of the River Bodrog, at the foot of the
firebreaks of the Zemplén Mountains, in north-eastern Hungary, near to the
borders of what is today the Independent Republic of Ukraine. The region which holds the
same name, Tokaj, gathers a total of 5,000 hectares of vineyard and encompasses
27 municipalities. It is triangular in shape and is bordered by
Abaújszántó to the west, Tokaj to the south and Satoraljaújheley to the east. Tokaj - Hegyalja (Tokaj golden mountain chain) was
declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002.