A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHATEAU
The Pezinok castle was built during the 13thand 14thcentury by Counts from Svätý Jur and Pezinok. Originally built in Gothic style, the castle had different owners during history – as known baron Krušič, count Illesházy, Pálffy family were among them. Count Pálffy created a beautiful ‘English style garden’ park inside the castle in 1884, that holds some rare trees and a fishing pond with water fowl. In 1875 a lightning extensively damaged the northern part of the castle, and was replaced with a new building. In 1936 the castle was sold to Slovak Vintner Association by the town of Pezinok. This originally medieval residence fortified by moats transformed from gothic to romantic (during the time of Pálffy family) and to the final most modern style, that was made during World War II by the Slovak Vinicultural Cooperative. Today the renewed chateau established by Štefan of the Šimák generation boasts a beautiful winery, a charming hotel and a precious glass exhibition.
SLEEP LIKE A QUEEN
The hotel offers 48 noble rooms and apartments with 120 beds and exclusive services. All the accommodations are fully equipped with modern technologies, but still hold the atmosphere of a time that has passed a long time ago. All the rooms offer charming views on different sides of the castles – the inner medieval courtyard with the fishpond, on the half tower of the knight Ján Krušič, or on the beautifull forest surrounding the castle.
EAT LIKE A KING
To pamper your taste buds, there are several options in the hotel premises. The noble Palffy Restaurant offers a new dimension of meals and beverages, that the guests can enjoy either in a chic and charming restaurant or, in warm months, on a sunny terrace. Hi quality gourmet dishes are conceptualised in the international culinary trends as a combination of fresh, local foodstuff and French table manners in a modern style.
The Castle Tavern on the highest castle floor is a perfect place to grab a finger food meal and home-made delicacies over an informal meeting. A visit to the Castle Winery will open a new door to the world of delicious wines. And on the highest castle floor you can have a cocktail under the century old wooden beams in the Palace Lounge.
The castle has 16 event premises – different in sizes and suitable for every type of event for 8 to 600 guests, all boasting the Middle Ages atmosphere. An experienced in-house event management team will help you will all the necessary details to make your event, be it small or big, a success.
The extravagant and fairy tale looking Katarina Palffy Golden Hall is perfect for a ball, a gala evening or a wedding that you will never forget. A conference in Jan Krišič Knight Hall, engagement and christening in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, a party in the Palace Lounge, a wine tasting in the Castle Winery, and even teambuilding in the castles courtyard and garden. Palffy apartments or wine cellars are perfect for presentations or small meetings. And the garden can host up to 600 guests for an outdoor event.
THE WINE CELLAR
In the mysterious cellars of the Pezinok Chateau, Zámocké vinárstvo Pezinok was founded in 2015. The winemakers recently finished the extensive renovation of the medieval cellars. Wine made out of the grapes growing on the picturesque and sunny slopes of Dubnik and Svodin in the south of Slovakia. The cellars are a perfect venue for gatherings, corporate or other events. Also the Wine Museum and a Wine Shop are situated in one of the cellars under the chateau, where you can taste the famous Lemberger, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner as well as other varieties.