Welcome to Sangaste Rye House, the place that cherishes Estonian national grain – rye!
Rye has helped Estonians survive as a people and has laid the foundation of traditional Estonian cuisine. Rye bread is for Estonians more than food – bread embodies warmth and safety, bread is holy.
„Sangaste“ is Estonia’s best known rye variety that was developed in 1875 by „Count of Rye“ Friedrich Georg Magnus Berg, the Baltic German owner of Sangaste Castle. Having won several international awards, „Sangaste“ is one of Estonia’s most popular rye varieties until this day. In Rye House kitchen we use exclusively Sangaste rye that has been ground at the Loona farm mill in Võru County. If you are looking for the most authentic Sangaste rye experience, try our house rye bread.
Sangaste Rye House offers you the best local flavours. Many of our ingredients come from Sangaste parish, starting from the herbs and vegetable from our own garden that you are welcome to visit. At Rye House, we use eggs, garlic and honey from the good farmers of Sangaste. Otherwise, we always prefer South Estonian ingredients – such as dairy products of Nopri Farm, kama from Urvaste, berry and fruit wines from Põltsamaa.
If you wish to enjoy both traditional and modern South Estonian flavours in a cosy and friendly environment, you have come to the right place. As we say in Sangaste at the start of a meal, „Jätku leiba!“ - „Let there be bread!“
Sangaste Rye House