The Archabbey of Pannonhalma
The Archabbey of Pannonhalma and its surroundings, which area significant religious, cultural and educational centre of Hungary, were pronounced part of the World Heritage in 1996.The Archabbey, which has a history of more than a thousand years, was built on the almost 300 metre high hill located at the meeting point of Bakony and the Little Hungarian Plain, and it is easily visible from a distance. Within the walls of the imposing complex the same order of Benedictine monks still live and work, following the Rule of Saint Benedict of Nursia (480–547), for whom Grand Prince Géza, the father of King Saint Stephen, founded the monastery in 996. Grapes and wine have been present in the life of the Benedictine monks of Pannonhalma for centuries. The revival of the monastic viticulture occured at the beginning of the 21st century. Today the modern Archabbey Winery is open for visitors. During guided tours in the Winery after a short walk the local guide provides an overview of the building of the Winery (Press house and Wine house) and of the winemaking process. Visitors can taste the wines of the Archabbey at the end of the tour. With each visit Pannonhalma shows us a different face, since each season offers events,which make it worth coming back.
The package contains:
- A visit to the winery (press house and wine house)
- A visit of the Archabbey
- A presentation of the winemaking process
- Tasting of 3-7 local wines with wine-biscuits
- Local guide
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