Through the centuries, the life of the monks was closely connected with grapes and wine. Confiscation, following World War II destroyed the monastic viticulture that prospered for nearly a thousand years.
The Abbey of Pannonhalma and the Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank were determined to unite in reviving this essential part of Hungary’s national culture. Revival of the monastic viticultural tradition began with planting new grape-vines after re-purchasing some of the former properties of the Archabbey. Continued revival efforts resulted in a new winery and wine house.
The Abbey Winery has been open to visitors since March 2004.
Following a short walk, the local guide guides visitors through the Winery (press house and wine house) while detailing history and wine-making process. Guests are warmly invited to tutored wine tastings as well.
Visits in the Winery have to be booked in advance. Bookings should be made at least one day in advance of your visit. For the weekend appointment it should be made at least on the previous Friday until 12.00.
More information is available on the homepage of the winery: apatsagipinceszet.hu
About the schedule of the visits, and booking see also the opening hours
Admission fees and guided tours in the Abbey Winery
|Guided tour with tutored tasting of 7 wines, incl. cheese scones - duration kb. 2,5 hrs||4.500 Ft|
|Guided tour with tutored tasting of 5 wines, incl. cheese scones - duration kb. 2 hrs||3.500 Ft|
|Guided tour with tutored tasting of 3 wines, incl. cheese scones - duration kb. 1,5 hrs||2.800 Ft|
|Guided tour without wine tasting - duration kb. 45 min.||1.300 Ft|