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:

January and February 2024 CLOSED

From 1st March 2024
Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 Midday and 1 p.m. – 5 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 over 300 year old 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

March offer

One bottle 0,75l each

Welschriesling Südsteiermark DAC 2023
Pinot Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2023
Gelber Muskateller Südsteiermark DAC 2023
Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2023
Seggauer Messwein 2023
Styrian blended set 2023

instead of 66,40 ONLY € 59,70

 

 

 

 

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Schmankerl Plate on the mountain

 

 

in our Episcopal Wine Cellar.

You can expect regional and seasonal delicacies.

Also vegetarian options.

Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
by reservation under weinkeller@seggau.com

 

And we have another treat for you:
With the Steiermark – Card you get 30% off 3 wine tastings of 1/16l each. The offer is only valid with presentation of photo ID and from April to October.

 

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Wine from our Sausal vineyards

Seggauer Messwein 2023

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

 

Alcohol: 11,5 % Vol.

Residual sugar: 2,8 g/l

Acidity: 5,0 g/l

 

 

 

 

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Seggauer Messwein 2022

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

1 bottle 0,375l € 6,80

Blend of Traminer, Riesling, Muskat Otonell and Weißburgunder
Blessed by many facets, spicy, floral, nutty, tropical citrus on the nose, harmonious balance of engaging extract sweetness and supporting freshness on the palate, remains continuously hearty, juicy and balanced.

Alcohol 12,0 % Vol.

Residual sugar 7,3 g/l

Acidity 6,0 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

 

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

 

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

 

Alcohol: 11,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l

Acidity: 5,6 g/l

 

 

 

 

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Weißburgunder Südsteiermark DAC 2023

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

 

Alcohol: 12,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l

Acidity: 5,3 g/

 

 

 

 

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Weißburgunder Südsteiermark DAC 2022

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

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

Facetted bouquet, white flowers, pear, with air also nutty nuances, hazelnut, compact on the palate with structure-giving herbal notes and captivating balance of acidity and extracts.

 

Alcohol: 12,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l

Acidity: 5,4 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

 

Alcohol: 12,0 % vol.

Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l

Acidity: 5,3 g/l

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Alcohol: 12,5 % vol.

Residual sugar: 4,0 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

Only on resevation

Single-vineyard wines

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 0,75l € 19,90 / in a box of 6 € 19,50 each
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

only on reservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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