‘Everything grows like a young plant that will one day be a strong tree.’ The dynamics of sustainable viticulture bring it to life and characterize the interplay of the annual vegetative cycle. A fog-free zone, soil composition, location, varieties and weather are, besides a philosophy of craftsmanship and spirited passion, the optimum conditions for creating individual wines with personality.
On the same level as the winery, the Rosengartl vineyard is at the end of the Polzerweg road. The vineyards slope gently down into a basin and face the Karavank Mountains to the south. Especially around harvest, the grapes profit from their exclusive nearness to the wine cellar, to where they can be brought ‘vine-fresh’ for processing.
The Rosengartl vineyard lies directly on the wine estate, with a view of the Karavanks. This stratified soil consists of varied layers of sediment packed together in a small area, which have been building up over millennia. From slate, chalk, loam and sand to aggregate deposits from the Ice Age.
To create a style reflective of each variety’s typicity and to support the needs of each vine in the best possible way, Sauvignon Blanc, Muskateller, Chardonnay, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) grow on subsoil chosen especially for them.
A deep, clean and glowing palette of aromas is guaranteed by the ideal setting for these white wine varieties.
This exposed south-facing vineyard, not far away from the winery, lies above the Völkermarkt reservoir on the River Drau in the Jaun Valley. Protected by Carinthia’s highest mountain in the North Karavanks, the Obir, cool nights early in the autumn show their influence in a divine aroma spectrum in the grapes and allow them to reach full physiological maturity.
This exposed south-facing vineyard lies above the reservoir on the River Drau in the Jaun Valley. The sparse slate soils mean that extra irrigation is necessary on long, dry summer days. That said, thunder- and hailstorms are as good as non-existent here.
Riesling und Sauvignon Blanc benefit from the mild climate streaming off the surface of the lake and cooling winds from the forest, while remaining well protected by the surrounding mountains.
A collection of mineral, puritanical varieties is augmented by ideal climate and soil conditions, becoming a selection of expressive, fruity and terroir-characterized wines.
In a prominent South Styrian location, the wine producing village of Gamlitz, hot rays of sunshine combined with the pleasantly cooling winds of the Koralm enjoy a very special kind of tête-à-tête. The excellent interplay of the tides, careful treatment of Nature and the value of the winemaker’s experience on her home turf all create an elementary wine characteristic that shines with personality.
Below the five hectares of vineyard lie fine shell limestone and sandy-loamy deposits. Organic cultivation of the vineyards is also a given here, as an essential criteria for healthy and high-quality grapes.
The Kegelberg in Gamlitz, a hill around 300m above sea level, offers a panoramic view of ‘Styrian Tuscany’. An aromatic spiciness and demonstrative fruity notes dance on the palates of oenophiles across the world.
Elegantly made wines from this region, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Gelber Muskateller, are often compared with premium wines from France.