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Description to Pannonhalma-Sokoróalja

The wine-growing region in the northwest of Hungary lies at the border triangle near the borders to Austria and Slovakia at the foot of the Bakony Mountains. In 996 the monastic order of the Benedictines came to the area, built a monastery and also started cultivated viticulture. This tradition is continued in today's monastery vineyard. The climate is characterised by moderately warm summers and mild winters. The vineyards on loess and brown forest soil cover about 750 hectares. The main grape varieties are Cserszegi Füszeres, Chardonnay, Olasz Rizling (Welschriesling), Irsai Olivér, Királyleányka, Ottonel Muskotály (Muscat Ottonel), Rajnairizling (Rhine Riesling), Rizlingszilváni (Müller-Thurgau) and Füszeres Tramini (Gewürztraminer). Well-known producers are Pannon Borház and Pannonhalmi Apátsági Pince (Pannonhalma Monastery Winery).


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