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As for its geographical and cultural situation, Hungary is in the very heart of Europe and vines have been grown here since Roman times.

Wine has remained at the core of Hungarian culture throughout the last almost 2000 years, and has survived invasion by the Mongols and even a century and a half of Turkish Muslim occupation.

Hungary also has a legacy of making world-renowned wines.

The name Chapel Hill name comes from a small volcanic hill near the city of Balatonboglor. On its summit stand two Chapels, one red and one blue. Both were built in the 19th century to commemorate the end of the Turkish occupation.

Archaeological research indicates that there had been a church on the hill since the Middle Ages, probably first built as early as the 12th century.

Its foundations and ruins have recently been unearthed and are now open to the public.