What is Juhfark?

A. A type of Slovenian oak, commonly used to age wine in Croatia and Slovenia

B. Austrian slang for the contents of a spit cup

C. A white wine grape especially well-suited to volcanic soils in Hungary

D.  The bits of skin that cling to the insides of old amphora in which Georgia’s famous amber/orange skin-contact wines are made


Juhfark (YOU-fark) is a Hungarian white grape variety, most notably grown in the volcanic wine region of Somló in northwest Hungary. The name in Hungarian means sheep’s tail, referring to the elongated, cylindrical shape of the clusters. The wine itself is often made with skin-contact and has a complex flavor.

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