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WACKERBARTH CASTLE

A fizzy

pleasure W

ackerbarth Castle (valiant beard) sounds like

and Saxon joie de vivre, and now presents the 850-

the name from a fairy-tale. In fact, what

year-old tradition of wine-growing in Saxony in its

awaits the visitor at the foot of the vineyard in Rade-

most beautiful form. A bubbly pleasure is the sparkling

beul truly seems legendary: the unique ensemble of a

wine from the Wackerbarth vintners which has been

stately home and a belvedere, Baroque gardens and a

produced for almost 200 years now. This second-

modern factory for making wine and sparkling wine in the middle of the lovely landscape of Saxony’s Elbe River valley; a true jewel built between 1727 and 1729 The Belvedere amidst the vineyards

by Christoph August Imperial Count von Wackerbarth as his retirement residence. With all this pomp,

oldest sparkling wine producer in Germany allows the

transparent factory to see the production of the wines

the count was not alone for long: even Augustus the

grapes to mature traditionally in the bottle to become

and sparkling wines, feast on fine food, be entertained

Strong treasured the charming atmosphere and the

a fine and fizzy specialty. Visitors can try the quality of

in various events and, of course, take home a bottle of

delicacy maturing in the barrels. Wackerbarth Castle,

the Saxon State Winery themselves, take a tour in the

this noble drop.

which experienced many a euphoric party of the Saxon court, has since then been a by-word for elegant wines

Northern view of the castle

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Sächsisches Staatsweingut GmbH | Schloss Wackerbarth | Wackerbarthstrasse 1 | 01445 Radebeul | Phone +49 351 89550 kontakt@schloss-wackerbarth.de | www.schloss-wackerbarth.de | DIRECTIONS | BY CAR via autobahn A 4, exit Dresden-Neustadt then towards Radebeul

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BY CITY RAIL S1 towards Meissen up to Radebeul-Altkoetzschenbroda | BY TRAM No. 4 towards Weinböhla up to Schloss Wackerbarth

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