The cellar and the adjoining building was built under the office of Bishop György Klimó. The building complex functioned as the main cellar of the bishops. Presently it is a wine museum where you may also take a look at an exhibition on vinicultural tools. The Episcopal Vinery bottles and distributes the wines of four major wine regions (Tolna, Szekszárd, Pécs and Villány). The Tolna wine region is famous mainly of its white varieties: Chardonnay, Tramini, Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Riesling - varieties characteristic to the central and the northern parts of the county. The Szekszárd wine region is the most ancient wine growing area of Hungary. A typical variety is the red Kadarka that was brought here by the ethnic Serbian population settling down here. Apart from this Kékfrankos, Cabernet and Merlot are also significant around the area. The conditions of the Pécs wine region are particularly excellent for wine production, its most popular varieties are Italian Riesling, Chardonnay and Furmint. Kékoportó (or Portugueser according to the prevailing regulations) has been introduced to the Villány wine region by the ethnic German population moved here by Maria Theresa. The most popular wines grown in Villány are Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The guests visiting the museum have a chance to buy a combined ticket that can be used to enter the Cathedral as well and with this ticket they are also invited for a glass of wine.
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