Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria, whose history goes back almost 2000 years to Roman times. In the walls of Nikolaihof can be found remains of the early Christian Agapit basilica in which Bishop Pilgrim of Passau held a synod in 985 A.D. In 1075 the former ‘Freihof' was referred to in a document as the central administrative seat of the Passau monastery of St Nikola; the present-day chapel was established by the Augustinian canons of this monastery. Wine has been produced here since the time of the Celts. The first documentary evidence of this dates from around 470 A.D. in the time of St Severin and the Romans. First Documentary Reference Wine has been made in the Wachau since the time of the Celts. The first documentary reference comes from the time of St Severin and the Romans about 470 A.D. The Oldest Wine Estate in Austria Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria; its history stretches back almost 2000 years to Roman times. Remains can be found in the outer walls Read more »
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