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Abbey Winery of Pannonhalma

The first Benedictine monks settled here in Pannonhalma in 996. They went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country's first school and in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout Central Europe. Its 1000-year's history can be seen in the succession of architectural styles of the monastic buildings (the oldest dating from 1224), which is still a school and the monastic a community today. The Abbey and its Natural Environment became UNESCO heritage since 1196. Enjoy an inclusive, intimate tour of the Pannonhalma wine region on a full-day tour from Budapest or Bratislava or Vienna. Taste Tramini, Rajnai Rizling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and their excellent blends in the cellars, enjoy the delicious Hungarian cuisine in the stylish Viator restaurant. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and relax in the idyllic garden of the Monastery.

HIGHLIGHTS

♦  Full day tour to Pannonhalma region
♦  Visiting the Benedictine Abbey, the part of UNESCO Heritage Site (1996)
♦  Cellar visit of Abbey Winery Pannonhalma
♦  Wine tasting of 5 wines
♦  Lunch at Viator Abbey Restaurant
♦  Wine a'More's wine tour guide

 

PROGRAMME

We leave Budapest early in the morning. First we are visiting the  „Pannonia's Vineyard' winery and cellar exhibition" where the traditional tools of viticulture are revealed, history of wine making is described. We walk up the hill to the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma for a visit. Having been constructed in diverse styles over the course of many centuries, the buildings of the monastery preserve the messages of different ages, and yet still give the impression of a harmonious unity. We can admire the Basilica and the Crypt, the Porta Speciosa and the Cloisters, the Library, the Refectory with audio guide. We walk downhill for our 3-courses gourmet lunch served in the stylish Viator Restaurant. There is a fascinating view from the terrace of the restaurant. Having satisfied our culinary need we walk up the hill to the monastery.  After lunch, we enjoy an exclusive wine tasting of 5 wines with cold bites in the Abbey Winery. The varietal wines Tramini, Rajnai Rizling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, bear the marks of the terroir, thus showing interesting and exciting samples in the world-wide range made of internationally known grape varieties, while our winery also aims at offering unique blends such as St. Martinus, Tricollis, Hemina, Infusio, reflecting its peculiarity and message in an authentic way. Return to Budapest in the evening.

PRICES ♦  75 EUR / person ♦ for minimum 20 persons

 

PRICE INCLUDES

♦  Travel from and to Budapest by minibus
♦  Cellar visit and wine tasting
♦  3 courses lunch
♦  Visit the Abbey & the Museum with guidance
♦  Wine a’More's wine tour guide

 

NOT INCLUDED ♦ personal expenses ♦ drinks and food other than detailed in the program

TRAVEL ♦ from and to Budapest by minibus

DEPATURE POINT ♦ Budapest downtown

DURATION ♦ full day tour

GROUP SIZE ♦ minimum 20 persons

 

TOUR'S DATE ♦ ON REQUEST

 

Booking & More Information  ♦ +36 30 205 2840 ♦ wineamore@wineamore.hu

 

Individual Offers Upon Request ♦ If you have different preferences we can tailor a wine tour explicitly to your requirements: Educational or training wine tours, luxury private gourmet tours, sommelier service etc.

 

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