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The wine-growing region in north-western Hungary is situated at the border triangle near the borders with 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 began cultivated viticulture. This tradition is continued in today's monastery winery. The climate is characterised by moderately warm summers and mild winters. The vineyards on loess and brown forest soil cover about 750 hectares. The most important grape varieties are Cserszegi Fűszeres, Chardonnay, Olasz Rizling (Welschriesling), Irsai Olivér, Királyleányka, Ottonel Muskotály (Muscat Ottonel), Rajnairizling (Rhine Riesling), Rizlingszilváni (Müller-Thurgau) and Fűszeres Tramini (Gewürztraminer). Well-known producers are Pannon Borház and Pannonhalmi Apátsági Pince (Pannonhalma Monastery Winery).

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