Man’s settelement of the Szekszárd area can be traced back to the ice-age. The town itself was settled and developed during the peroid of the Celts. In Roman times, under the name of Alisca, it played an important military role, and at this time viticulture was introduced, for which Szekszárd remains famous to this day. In 1987, the International Wine Board endowed Szekszárd with the title of „International Town of Vine and Wine”. The Szekszárd wine-region’s most famous product for centuries is the ruby-red Kadarka, which the people of the Balkans introduced here, when fleeing from the Turks. The wine area’s other flagship wine is the Bull’s Blood, a marriage of three types of wine, whose name originates from Szekszárd-born poet, János Garay. Visitors may drink excellent red and white wines from the playful Wine Fountain standing in the Old Country Hall’s garden, by pre-arrangement.