The Episcopal Wine Cellar in Styria

The Episcopal Wine Cellar at Schloss Seggau is one of the largest and most impressive buildings of its kind in all of Europe and is home to something very special: Wine from southern Styria.

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The enormous interior dimensions (75 m long, 8 m wide and 8.5 m high) are an impressive architectural reflection of the importance of viticulture for Schloss Seggau.

OPENING HOURS OF THE EPISCOPAL WINE CELLAR

Our wine cellar team is very pleased to welcome you personally at the following times in our
Wine Cellar & Shop:

1st May – 28th July 2024
Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
(open on all public holidays except Whit Monday)

29th July – 12th August 2024
Summer break wine cellar

13th August – 31st October 2024
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. –  6 p.m.

You can also order our wines from the comfort of your own home in our online shop or purchase them outside of opening hours at the hotel reception.

 

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SEGGAU WINES AND THE EPISCOPAL WINE CELLAR

In the historical Episcopal Wine Cellar, which is one of the oldest and largest in Europe, we regularly hold wonderful tastings of our South Styrian wines from our own vineyards. The wine cellar can also be booked for other events and celebrations, such as a cosy get-together in the evening including music and food.

In the adjacent shop, you can buy Seggau wines, award-winning brandies and very special South Styrian specialities, such as Styrian pumpkin seed oil, to take home or as a souvenir.

WINE TASTINGS

The history of the Episcopal Wine Cellar and Seggau wines

SEGGAU WINE

Schloss Seggau is not only a hotel with an international congress and seminar centre, but has also been closely associated with winegrowing in southern Styria for centuries. For over 1,000 years, vines have been cultivated in the Seggau vineyards in the Sausal wine-growing region, from which typical South Styrian wines have been pressed – fresh and fruity, with a fine bouquet.

Our wines grow on around 8 hectares of vineyards and are vinified by our neighbour, the Landesweinbauschule Silberberg (Silberberg Regional Wine School). The product range is very typical for Southern Styria and ranges from the classic Styrian Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc or the Muscatel to a true specialty: Seggauer Communiun Wine. You can of course taste all varieties in our wine cellar and take them home with you.

THE EPISCOPAL WINE CELLAR

The Episcopal Wine Cellar at Schloss Seggau is more than 300 years old in its present form and was built between 1693 and 1697 under Prince-Bishop Rudolph Joseph Count of Thun. Unlike other wine cellars, it is not underground, but was built as a free-standing structure. It was only afterwards that the south side was backfilled with a 1.5-metre-thick gravel and clay layer, which served as insulation at the time.

Currently, there are 36 historic oak barrels in the wine cellar with a total capacity of about 150,000 litres. The largest barrel has a volume of 12,000 litres.

Aged wines dating back to 1929 are stored in our vinotheque. On request, the Seggau wine cellar also offers tastings of aged wines from the 1980 vintage onwards and an aged wine sale – also of individual bottles of older vintages.

The baroque vaulted cellar has not been used for wine production since 1992. Today it is a show cellar and is mainly used for wine tastings, parties and events.

An annex built in 1983 now houses the wine cellar and shop, where Seggau wines and other regional specialities are on sale.

Assortment and prices

July offer

6x 0,75l Steirischer Mischsatz 2023

 

instead of 55,20

ONLY € 49,70

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Jahrgangsvergleich"

One bottle 0,75l each

Welschriesling Südsteiermark DAC 2022
Welschriesling Südsteiermark DAC 2023
Pinot Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2022
Pinot Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2023
Gelber Muskateller Südsteiermark DAC 2022
Gelber Muskateller Südsteiermark DAC 2023

instead of 62,80 ONLY € 56,60

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stock pot - special

Discover the world of enjoyment – in the Episcopal Wine Cellar

Our offer includes:
Two different soups served in a traditionell soup pot
Beef soup with fried and vegetable soup with bread chips

Wine tasting with three samples

Duration approx. 60 minutes
Price per person: € 20
Bookable for groups of 20 or more

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BOOKING

Seggauer Messwein 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 11,90  / in a box of 6 € 11,50 each

Exquisite fullness on the nose, floral, fresh garden herbs, juicy apples, finesse-rich tannins on the palate, silky, ripe acidity, finest, supportive grapefruit zest at the core, compact, spicy finish.

 

Alcohol: 11,5 % Vol.

Residual sugar: 2,8 g/l

Acidity: 5,0 g/l

 

 

 

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Steirischer Mischsatz 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 9,60  / in a box of 6 € 9,20 each
“Mischsatz” = mixed field blend

A rich foundation on the nose, lychee, quince, dried fruit, fascinating interplay of fruit and spice on the palate, structuring grapefruit notes, stimulating, savoury finish.

 

Alcohol: 11,5 % Vol.

Residual sugar: 1,1 g/l

Acidity: 4,8 g/l

 

 

 

 

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Regional wines

Welschriesling Südsteiermark DAC 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 8,30 / in a box of 6 € 7,90 each

A stroll through the orchard on the nose, exemplary fruity, Golden Delicious, pear, medlar, engagingly fruity on the palate with a fine, spicy texture, drink-animating finish.

 

Alcohol: 11,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 2,2 g/l

Acidity: 6,0 g/l

 

 

 

 

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Gelber Muskateller Südsteiermark DAC 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 12,30 / in a box of 6 € 11,90 each

A heaven full of fragrances, lemon mint, roses, cloves, on the palate a delicately spicy corset of perfectly integrated acidity and sensual, grapey elegance, brilliant, flavourful finish.

 

Alcohol: 11,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l

Acidity: 5,6 g/l

 

 

 

 

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Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 13,50 / in a box of 6 € 13,10 each

An excellent bouquet of juicy peach, gooseberries, nuances of fennel, on the palate harmonious balance of extract-sweet noblesse and precise acidity structure, contoured back flavour.

 

Alcohol: 12,0 % vol.

Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l

Acidity: 5,3 g/l

 

 

 

 

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Weißburgunder Südsteiermark DAC 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 10,80 / in a box of 6 € 10,40 each

Linear, characterized by pure refinement and fruity-juicy elegance, nutty nuances on the nose, harmoniously underpinned by Mediterranean herbal notes, lingers for a long time with a trenchant fruit melt.

 

Alcohol: 12,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l

Acidity: 5,3 g/

 

 

 

 

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Local wines

Riesling Kitzeck- Sausal
Südsteiermark DAC 2022

1 bottle 0,75l € 16,90 / in a box of 6 € 16,50 each

Wonderfully aromatic on the nose with lovely fruity notes of ripe Williams Christ pears, a hint of yellow plums, very nice juicy-fruity on the palate with fine mineral contours on the finish.

 

Alcohol:  12 % vol.

Residual sugar: 4 g/l

Acidity:  6,2 g/l

 

 

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Riesling "Episcopus" 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 14,60/ in a box of 6 € 14,20 each

Brilliant with an almost endless fascination of juiciness and slat-spicy finesse, vineyard  peach, carambola, finishes long with engaging fruit sweetness and precise, supporting aciditiy.

 

Alcohol:  9 % vol.

Residual sugar: 39,2 g/l

Acidity:  8,3 g/l

 

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Single-vineyard wines

Grauburgunder Ried Einöd 2022

1 bottle 0,75l € 26,30  / in a box of 6 € 25,90 each
Magnum bottle € 57,80

A delicate, fragrant bouquet with a rich fruit expression, oriental spices, a hint of camomile, a sensual, elegant texture with mineral accents on the palate, a final full of splendour and nobility.

 

Alcohol:  13,5 % vol.

Residual sugar:  1,1 g/l

Acidity:  6,1g/l

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Sauvignon Blanc Ried Einöd 2021

Awarded the gold medal at the “International Wine Challenge Vienna” 2023

Magnum bottle € 63,00

Ingenious, terroir- influenced style, cedar wood, mango, delicately smoky, a stron character on the palate supported by a congenial nobility and fine tannic sweetness, delicately salty finish.

 

Alcohol: 14,0 % Vol.

Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l

Acidity: 5,3 g/l

 

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Grauburgunder Ried Einöd 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 26,30 / in a box of 6 € 25,90 each
Magnum bottle € 57,80

Impressive complexity, dried fruit, butterscotch, on the palate a substantial powerhouse with lots of charm, remains uncompromisingly dry, with great tension, long finish.

 

Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 1,1 g/l

Acidity: 5,8 g/l

 

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Traminer Ried Kainberg 2021

Awarded the silver medal at the “International Wine Challenge Vienna” 2023

1 bottle 0,75l € 24,00 / in a box of 6 € 23,60 each
Magnum bottle € 53,20

Convincingly powerful and elegant, aranzini, zest, on the palate physallis, attractive melting roundness, harmoniously underpinned by ripe tannin notes, stimulating long finish.

 

Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 5,5 g/l

Acidity: 6,2 g/l

 

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Sweet wine

Beerenauslese 2020

Welschriesling “Last Harvest”

1 bottle 0,375l € 19,90

From the last harvest of old and now selected Welschriesling vines. Bright golden-yellow hue, with a fine bouquet of acacia blossom honey, dried apricots and raisins. The vibrant acidity gives this noble sweet wine its unique character of fine and highly integrated residual sweetness. Lusciously sweet and seductive.

 

Alcohol: 10,0 % vol.

Residual sugar: 119,3 g/l

Acidity: 11,1 g/l

 

 

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Red wine

Zweigelt 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 11,50 / in a box of 6 € 11,10 each

Fresh sour cherries on the nose, the scent continues juicy and fruity on the palate, silky light tannins and unobtrusive wood tones make this typical southern Styrian from Sausal region, slightly chilled, the perfect summer accompaniment to food, also a  pleasure solo on the terrace.

 

Alcohol: 12,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 1,1 g/l

Acidity: 5,4 g/l

 

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South Styrian sparkling wine PDO

Schloss Seggau Brut 2020

Sekt Austria Steiermark g.U. Reserve

1  bottle 0,375 € 12,50

Basic wine production from 50% Welschriesling and 50% Chardonnay, matured in large, neutral wooden barrels, traditional bottle fermentation for 24 months.

Freshly cut apple with delicate notes of brioche, fine mousseux, dense on the palate, yet light-footed and refreshing. A great companion for special moments!

 

Alcohol: 11,0 % vol.

Residual sugar: 6,7 g/l

Acidity: 5,7 g/l

 

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Muskateller Frizzante

1 bottle 0,75l € 13,20 / in a box of 6 € 12,80 each

 

A marvellously fruity bouquet with an exemplary aroma, grapey, elderflower, herbs, with an engaging fruit-sweet approach on the palate and supporting, inspiring bubbles.

 

Alcohol: 12,0 % Vol.

Residual sugar: 13,0 g/l

Acidity: 6,0 g/l

 

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White wine vinegar

 

 

1 bottle 0,5l  € 4,90

Pure fermentation vinegar

6% acid

 

 

 

 

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Red wine balsamic vinegar

 

 

1 bottle 0,5l  € 7,40

Pure fermentation vinegar

6% acid

Ingredients:
Red wine vinegar, concentrated grape juice

 

 

 

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Wine cooler

Clay wine cooler SCHLOSS SEGGAU in 2 versions:

  • Blessing hand – gold or
  • Golden Coat of Arms
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Shipping Charges
(via the post)

Austria

Charge for a case of 6/12/18 0.75l bottles (mixed cases possible) is € 1.50/bottle
Free shipping is available on orders exceeding 24 bottles to a single postal address in Austria.

Germany

Charge for a case of 6/12/18 0.75l bottles (mixed cases possible) is € 1.50/bottle
Free shipping is available orders exceeding 24 bottles to a single postal address in Germany.

BE,IT,HR,LU,NL,SK,SI,CZ,HU

Orders only possible in units of six bottles.
Shipping for single bottles upon request.
0.75l bottle is € 2.00/bottle

DK,FI,FR,GB,SE

Orders only possible in units of six bottles.
Shipping for single bottles upon request.
0.75l bottle is € 2.50/bottle

EE,GR,IE,LV,LT,MT,PL,PT,RO,ES,CY

Orders only possible in units of six bottles.
Shipping for single bottles upon request.
0.75l bottle is € 3.00/bottle

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