Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery

1000 years at present - Visit the millennary Benedictine monastery of Pannonhalma with its state-of-art winery and many attractions more...

About the winery
Concurrently with building their monastery, the Benedictine monks who settled on the Sacred Mount of Pannonia in 996 revived the viticulture that had been introduced to the region by the Romans. Some 50 years following the nationalization drive in the wake of World War II, the Pannonhalma Archabbey and MKB Bank joined forces to resuscitate this tradition once again by establishing new plantations and a winery. Two thirds of the newly planted vineyards, on a total of 50 hectares, were devoted to white (mainly Riesling) and one third to red grape varieties (especially Pinot Noir). Using cellar technology optimized for the given varietal composition and based on gravitational movement, we are capable of producing more than 400.000 bottles of quality monastic wine per year. As a winery open to visitors, our facility is optimally equipped to afford a glimpse of the winemaker’s work and more than a taste of our wines.

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Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00Friday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00Friday: 10:00 - 18:00Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
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Events / Weddings
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English, German, Hungarian
Children friendly
Disabled access
Wines produced
Pannonhalmi Tricollis, Pannonhalmi Hemina, Pannonhalmi Rajnai Rizling, Pannonhalmi Sauvignon Blanc, Pannonhalmi Pinot Noir, Pannonhalmi Prior, Pannonhalmi Infusio
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, ViognierCabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir
History & Geography
The Benedictine monks who settled on the Sacred Mount of Pannonia in 996 have always been closely connected with the viticulture introduced by the Romans. For centuries they have applied the highest prevailing standards of wine growing and vinification. At the beginning of the 1900’s the Abbey held about 100 hectares of vineyards in the direct vicinity of Pannonhalma and it also owned plantations on the Somló Hill and in Tokaj. Its bottled wines, both white and red, were sold in Hungary as well as abroad far beyond the borders of what was then Greater Hungary. The political and social upheaval that followed World War II put an end to the centuries-old tradition when the single-party state confiscated the Abbey's vineyard holdings and winery. During the decades that followed, the monks never gave up hopes of reviving the legacy of excellence one day. Finally 10 years after the collapse of Communist rule, plans for rebirth took shape and a new state-of-art winery was established in 2003.
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