Schlosswirt Kapfenstein

Location Kapfenstein

Postcode 8353, Austria

Telephone +41 01357 300 300

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

11thC hill-top castle with own vineyards

The Place

A steep road leads to this small castle dating from the 11thC. It was built on an extinct volcano and this hilltop position provided early warning of invading Turks and insurgent Hungarians centuries ago; nowadays, the view across rolling hills into Hungary and Slovenia is peaceful, with vineyards rather than armies marching in regular rows.
The style is pleasant and comfortable rather than designer-deluxe; nevertheless, guests give a high rating for the personal atmosphere. The Winkler-Hermaden family have run the hotel for over 35 years, establishing a reputation for hospitality that is matched by the quality of their wines.
On the 40 hectares (nearly 100 acres) of vineyards on rich volcanic soil, they grow ten types of grape, including traditional Austrian varieties such as traminer, grauburgunder and sauvignon blanc. From the main variety, Blauen Zweigelt, comes their popular Olivin. This is left in barrels, made from local oak, stored in the 17thC Löwenkeller. Food is light, creative and Styrian, featuring game in the autumn, lamb in the spring, plus garden-grown herbs and vegetables.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 15 double, all with bath or shower; all rooms have central heat- ing, phone, TV, wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities 2 dining rooms, sitting room, TV room; 3 terraces
Children Very welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Winkler-Hermaden family
Call +41 01357 300 300
Email hotel@schloss-kapfenstein.at
Website www.schloss-kapfenstein.at

Good To Know

Address Kapfenstein 1, Kapfenstein 8353, Austria
Payment

The Location

Find this place: on peak of Kapfensteinerkogel; ample car parking

What's nearby: Schloss Riegersburg, Schloss Kornberg.