In the wake of Rhine Riesling
Get to know the best Rhine Riesling in Hungary, get a glimpse into the everyday life of a thousand-year-old abbey and admire Lake Balaton from the vineyards on the hillside.
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.
Our excursion begins in the Abbey of Pannonhalma, where not only the Rhine Riesling can be tasted. Afterwards we have a vertical tasting in the Cseri cellar in the neighboring village of Nyúl, then we arrive to Lake Balaton in one hour.