Pannonhalmi Apátsági Pinćeszet is a mouthful - which translates to "The Abbey Winery in Pannonhalma." Winemaking started here by Benedictine monks in the year 966, but was largely halted amidst social and politial turmoil following WWII when these historic vineyards were turned over to communist control. More recently, however, the vineyards and traditional winemaking traditions have been resuscitated by the monk community under the guidance of a respected international winemaker, Tibor Gàl. Sustainable
Sustainable viticulture is the journey of continually improving one's ability to minimize farming's environmental and social footprints by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in order to to promote soil health, with an ethos that also takes into account energy use, water use, farm biodiversity, climate change and worker welfare and safety are issues.
Pro-tip: If this wine interests you, check out our Elbling (Weingut Furst) from Germany and Grasevina (Kutjevo) from Croatia - both of these varieties are related to Welschriesling.