Hungary has a continental climate meaning relatively dry with very hot summers and very cold winters.
Throughout the continent moving north to south the average annual sunshine duration—and temperature—increases. However, from west to east the number of hours of sunshine increases while the amount of rainfall decreases.
At a precise meeting point within the north/south, east/west part of Europe lies an area that has ideal environmental conditions for the development of these fruits.
This region is the Carpathian Basin. And over the centuries, unique micro climates have developed within this basin, each with their own special native fruit varieties that are perfect for making the best pálinka.