The traditional "Weingut Wien Cobenzl" is located in the 19th district of Döbling in the district of Grinzing in the north-west of the Austrian capital in the middle of the Vienna Woods. Wine was already being pressed on the Latisberg (now Cobenzl) in the 13th century. In 1774, the estate passed to Johann Philipp Count Cobenzl (1741-1810). He had a palace built with beautiful parks, temples and pavilions, where the Viennese court celebrated numerous lavish parties. After Count Cobenzl, the castle and grounds changed hands several times until the city of Wien, under Mayor Dr. Karl Lueger (1844-1910), bought the Cobenzl estate to create a recreational area. Over the years, the estate was converted to viticulture.
Since 1988, the estate has been managed by Thomas Podsednik, who has also been in charge of the city's agricultural business since 2001 Wien. The winery with a total of 48 hectares of vineyards consists of two parts. A 30-hectare part is located in the 19th district of Döbling, where the parent house is also located at the eponymous Cobenzl. The vineyards are scattered around the winery in the Nußberg (vineyards Bellevue, Pfeffer, Pisenkopf, Plagen, Seidenhaus, Steinberg, Unterer Reisenberg, Wagenspear) and Kahlenberg. The second part with 18 hectares of vineyards is located on the Bisamberg in the 21st district of Floridsdorf with the Falkenberg, Hofbreiten and Magdalenenhof vineyards. Another 45 hectares of vineyards are leased to Viennese winegrowers. The entire production process is carried out according to certified criteria of Nachhaltig Austria.
The vineyards are 75% planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner,Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Wiener Gemischter Satz Classic (Gelber Muskateller, Goldburger, Grüner Veltliner, Weißburgunder), Wiener Gemischter Satz Senator (Traminer, Weißburgunder, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler), and 25% with the red wine varieties Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Since the 2005 vintage, there have been three lines: Classic (young, lighter wines up to 12% vol), Senator (strong wines from 12% vol) and Lagenweine (hand-picked grapes, high ripening potential). The labels show Viennese motifs such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, City Hall and Belvedere Palace. Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. About 10% of this is exported to Germany, the Netherlands, Japan and the USA. A bottle-fermented sparkling wine and a Trebernschnaps are also produced. The winery is a member of the associations Traditionsweingüter Österreich and WienWein.