Martin learned how to make wine at the AGRO-HAK Agricultural College and then studied International Business Relations. He has been responsible for quality control in the vineyards and for wine-making since 2007 and is the first point of contact for sales.
Sylvia graduated from the HBLA for Wine and Fruit Production atKlosterneuburg and then studied Tourism at Vienna Business University. She is responsible for tastings, marketing, accounting, presentations and sales.
Our daughters, Valerie and Helena, always like to be around when we have visitors. They particularly like to pour the wines at tastings and lend a helping hand with a smile.
We are lucky to have a team of staff who have been with us for a long time. Just as in any family business, our parents as well as our brothers and sisters also get roped in and bring their knowledge to bear. We all have a common passion for wine and the countryside. Without our family’s help and experience we would not be nearly so successful!
RESPECT FOR NATURE
You can taste where our wines come from. The countryside, the vineyards and the soils give them their character and distinction. Our vineyards are located within a radius of 3 km around the town of Poysdorf. Even though the vineyards are close to each other, there are many different soil types. The terroir of our vineyards ranges from light, sandy soils in the more northerly sites through to medium loam soils and deep-seated loess and loam soils.
We work hand in hand with nature. Careful soil cultivation, greening between the rows in order to create conditions for beneficial organisms, a vital and healthy soil as well as natural pest management are extremely important to us in order to enhance the quality of the grapes and protect our most valuable goods – the land!
We select the individual sites for our grape varieties very carefully depending on the type of soil structure and the microclimate. Only when the vine thrives in a specific locationcan it give us its best and this enables us to make wines which are full of expression and character. Just aswe like them.
Ourvineyards: Waldberg, Zapfersberg, Rösselberg, Hermannschachern, Junge Geringen, Alte Geringen
Modern cellar technology is necessary for protective grape and must handling so that we can retain the quality and fruit of the grape right through to the wine in the glass.
After many years of planning we fulfilled our dream and built a new winery in 2014. Our wine estate now has a brand-new look – from the grape reception area through to the bottling hall and warehouse as well as the tasting room.
The white wines are fermented at cool temperatures in orderto preserve their lively fruitiness. They are almost entirely matured in stainless steel tanks. The red wines are fermented on skins and we allow them enough time to achieve optimum maturity in large oak casks.