Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery, Oldest Winemaking Tradition of Hungary
Boasting the oldest winemaking tradition of Hungary, Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery is positioned in the finest PDO appellation of Pannonhalma. The vineyards expand over an area of 50 hectares, producing a wide range of grapes. All ancient vineyards have been renovated over time and worked with innovative methods of vine cultivation.
Ancient Monastery Turned Winery
The ancient winery-cum-monastery was founded in 996, which was revived again in 2003. In 2001, Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery joined forces with MKB Bank. The union gave a new face to the medieval traditions and continued the Roman viticulture traditions with great dedication and passion. Today, along with a modern cellar and 1000-years-old monastery, the monks have constructed a botanical garden with the lavender and herb plantations in the winery.
Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery offers a new gourmet restaurant to their guests to enjoy a perfect wine-food pairing venue while looking at the scenic landscapes.
Wines and Grape Varieties
Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery replanted the vineyards over the decades, growing Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Welshriesling, Királyleányka, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc. The production staff also started growing Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc to produce new wine varieties and styles. Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery produces delicious red, white, and rosé wines, all under the PDO status.
The owners of Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery introduced advanced technologies in the cellar, enhanced by conventional methods. A large area is dedicated to stainless steel tanks, equipped with temperature-controlling devices. Guests can also discover a well-furnished cellar room, where a large number of wooden oak barrels are stored for proper aging and refining of these world-class wines.