It is situated at the confluence of the Bodrog with the Theiss, and gives its name to the famous Tokay wine.
In the 15th century, when the Servian prince George Brankovich became lord of Tokay, in Hungary, he planted vines from Semendria on his estates there; and from these came the famous white wine Tokay.
In the case of the production of certain sweet wines (such as the sweet Sauternes, Port and Tokay) the fermentation only proceeds up to a certain extent.
Nevertheless, Hungary produces at least one class of wine which may be considered of international importance, namely, the famous Tokay.
This is produced in the mountainous Hegyalia region in a district which has the town of Tokay for its centre.