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:

Tue – Sun and on public holidays:
10 a.m. -12 a.m.1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon: day off

During opening hours you can reach us at
+43 (0) 3452 82435 7600 or by email at any time.

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.

However, we are also available on request, please contact us on +43 (0) 676 8382 4600.

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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

Wine from our Sausal vineyards

Steirischer Mischsatz 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 8.90 / in a box of 6 € 8.50 each

“Mischsatz” = mixed field blend

Blend of Welschriesling, Gelber Muskateller and Pinot Blanc. Inviting aromas of ripe apples and pears over a bouquet of tropical fruit characters and fresh meadow herbs. The palate is radiantly refreshing and fruity with hints of spice, grapefruit and an excellent balance of extract sweetness and vibrant acidity, leading to a long finish.

Alcohol 12.0 % vol.

Residual sugar 3.3 g/l

Acidity 5.4 g/l

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Seggauer Messwein 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 10.90  / in a box of 6 € 10.50 each
1 bottle 0,375l € 6.20 / Magnum bottle € 34.00

Blend of Traminer, Riesling and Pinot Blanc. The bouquet shines with full-bodied nobility and tropical fruit flavours, from prickly pear to exotic notes. The rich and juicy vintage character is omnipresent of the palate, with a magnificent structure, lusciously fruity style with a bold and lingering aftertaste.

Alcohol 12.0 % Vol.

Residual sugar 11.3 g/l

Acidity 5.6 g/l

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Specific regional wines

Welschriesling Südsteiermark DAC 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 7.60 / in a box of 6 € 7.20 each

Fresh, fruity and typically Styrian! Our Welschriesling displays enticing aromas of an array of ripe Golden Delicious and Gala apple fruit. The palate is perfectly packaged into an attractive corset of fruit-driven structure and sappy, invigorating acidity, leading to a crisp taste on the finish.

Alcohol 12.0 % vol.

Residual sugar 1.1 g/l

Acidity 5.8 g/l

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Gelber Muskateller Südsteiermark DAC 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 11.40 / in a box of 6 € 11.00 each

Yellow Muscat

Highly attractive aromas of freshly ripened grapes over a captivating herbaceous bouquet of lemon verbena, mint, sage and elderflower blossom. The palate is light-bodied, yet juicy and sappy with an intensely aromatic and invigorating finish.

Alcohol 12.5 % vol.

Residual sugar 3.3 g/l

Acidity 5.0 g/l

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Gelber Muskateller Südsteiermark DAC 2020

1 bottle 0,75l € 11.40 / in a box of 6 € 11.00 each

Yellow muscat at its best with distinctive yellow citrus fruits, nutmeg notes, and a pinch of fresh herbs; juicy and sappy with supportive acidity; invigorating and enticing. Flashback fragrance bouquet on the palate with intense elderflower and grapefruit zest characters on the finish, with a lingering aftertaste.

Alcohol 11 % vol.

Residual sugar 2,9 g/l

Acidity 6.1 g/l

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Weißburgunder Südsteiermark DAC 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 10.60 / in a box of 6 € 10.20 each

Pinot Blanc

True varietal characters of ripe Williams Christ pear, nuances of white peach and nuts. Soft with delicate fruit spice on the palate, well-balanced with attractive citrus notes, supportive acidity and a fruit-driven finish.

Alcohol 12.5 % vol.

Residual sugar 3.5 g/l

Acidity 5.6 g/l

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Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2021

1 bottle 0,75l € 12.60 / in a box of 6 € 12.20 each

Alluring fruit bowl aromas of tart gooseberries, ripened peach and succulent mango and passion fruit characters. On the palate, this wine is both bold and sublime, with a harmonious structure, beautiful extract texture and a long-lasting and stimulating finish.

Alcohol 12.5 % vol.

Residual sugar 3.2 g/l

Acidity 6.0 g/l

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Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC 2020

1 bottle 0,75l € 12.60 / in a box of 6 € 12.20 each

Classic style of Styrian Sauvignon with subtle green spice characters with recognisable aromas of paprika, gooseberry and an array of intense array of aromatic flavours. Hints of citrus on the palate coupled with invigorating acidity and a medium body, with fruit zest and spice in its lingering finish.

Alcohol 12.5 % vol.

Residual sugar 1.4 g/l

Acidity 6.2 g/l

AWC –Vienna Silver-Award 2021 for Seggauer Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Local wines

Riesling Kitzeck-Sausal Südsteiermark DAC 2020

1 bottle 0,75l € 13.90 / in a box of 6 € 13.50 each
Magnum bottle € 39.00

Bold white peach and ripe apricot aromas, over hints of smoky herbal spice in the nose and on the palate. Very well-balanced wine, with a juicy and vibrant structure, bringing with it the typical mineral characteristics of the Sausal vineyard sites.

Alcohol 12.0 % vol.

Residual sugar 4.1 g/l

Acidity 6.3 g/l

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Single-vineyard wines

Sauvignon Blanc Einöd 2020

1 bottle 0,75l € 23.90  / in a box of 6 € 23.50 each
Magnum bottle € 49.80

Abundant bouquet of white blossom, freshly sliced mango and candied orange zest. The taste on the palate is rich, bold and lasting – it is a single-vineyard site wine of longevity with elegance, finesse and an exceedingly lasting terroir-influenced finish.

Alcohol 13.0 % vol.

Residual sugar 1.1 g/l

Acidity 6.0 g/l

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Grauburgunder Einöd 2020

1 bottle 0,75l € 21.90  / in a box of 6 € 21.50 each
Magnum bottle € 46.00

Pinot Gris

Intense aromas of dried fruits, figs, Medjool dates and dried currants. Dry white wine with a full-bodied palate that displays complexity of fruit characters and subtle tannins that support the intensity of this single-vineyard wine. Soft texture leads to a fruity and herbal spice-driven finish.

Alcohol 13.0 % vol.

Residual sugar 1.1 g/l

Acidity 4.9 g/l

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Sweet wine

Beerenauslese 2020

Welschriesling “Last Harvest”

1 bottle 0,375l € 19.00

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 120.0 g/l

Acidity 11.0 g/l

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Red wine

Zweigelt 2020

1 bottle 0,75l € 9.20 / in a box of 6 € 8.80 each
1 bottle 0,375l € 6.20 / Magnum bottle € 35.00

Roasted plums on the nose, fine wood, dark chocolate. Full-bodied palate with balanced acidity, velvety tannins, pleasantly structured, well-integrated wood. Perfect on its own, but also convincing as an accompaniment to food.

Alcohol 12.5 % vol.

Residual sugar 2.3 g/l

Acidity 5.5 g/l

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South Styrian sparkling wine PDO

Seggau Brut Blanc

Austrian sparkling wine PDO – Styria Classic

1 bottle 0,75l € 17.90 / in a box of 6 € 17.50 each

Chardonnay & Welschriesling

Traditional method, with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle with lees aging for a minimum period of 9 months. Whole bunch pressing of Chardonnay and Welschriesling grapes. Attractive aromas of freshly sliced apple over delicate brioche notes. The fine mousseux dances on the palate, and is a refreshing play of ripe fruit and nimble texture. Enjoy on special occasions.

Alcohol 12.0 % vol.

Residual sugar 6.2 g/l

Acidity 5.6 g/l

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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.

 

Please contact us directly for delivery charges to other countries.
Orders only possible in units of six bottles.
Shipping for single bottles upon request.

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