Splendid things happen when heaven and earth meet. Truly one of the architectural jewels of Austria, the baroque Klosterneuburg monastery has been the center of spiritual, economic, social and cultural life in the region for 900 years. It is also Austria’s oldest and largest winery, and as the country’s first carbon neutral wine producer, it continues to be one of the most visionary.
Klosterneuburg Monastery, located just outside of Vienna, offers specialized tours that allow you to experience the vibrant spiritual, artistic and imperial tradition of the monastery. The exquisite treasure chamber opened to the public for the first time in May 2011.
On the one hour long winery tour you see how state-of-the art winemaking is seamlessly integrated in the stunning and expansive Baroque cellar. You learn the winery’s leading role in Austrian wine in the extensive old wine archive kept in the historic cellar which descends three stories and 36 meters under the earth’s surface. The famous St. Laurent wines are sourced from the world’s largest contingent vineyard of this rare and prized grape variety.
A wine tasting of the award winning wines of Stift Klosterneuburg completes the tour. Be sure to check the event calendar; there is always an exciting concert, art exhibition or wine tasting scheduled.