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The winery is located in the municipality of Falkenstein in the Weinviertel wine-growing region of Lower Austria. The winery is managed by Georg Klein and Matthias Marchesani (marketing and sales) together with Christoph Körner (winemaker). The vineyards cover 58 hectares of vineyards in the Ekartsberg, Kirchberg, Neuberg, Rabenstein, Rosenberg and Rösselgarten vineyards. They are 90% planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gelber Muskateller, and 10% with the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zweigelt. The vineyards are cultivated in a near-natural way, among other things cover crop, in order to promote biodiversity (species diversity). Only aids that comply with the KIP guidelines are used. The farm produces sustainably with the farm's own eco-management rules and according to the certified guidelines of Nachhaltig Austria. For the purpose of energy self-sufficiency, a solar system is operated and geothermal energy is used in the cellar.
The aim is to produce wines of typical origin that combine all the positive virtues of classic Austrian white wine. The grapes are harvested late in order to preserve the fruity character. The wines are produced in three product lines. Vinification is carried out specifically according to the type of wine aimed for. The grapes for the fine fruity wines of the "Klassik" and "Trinkvergnügen" series are destemmed (de-stemmed ), gently pneumatically pressed after a short maceration period (cold maceration), fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and then remain on the fine lees for several months.
The grapes for the top line "Prime Wine" (site reserves) are selectively harvested by hand, with late thinning out ensuring high must degrees and higher alcohol content. A cold maceration lasting several days leads to an intensive extraction of aromas and tannins. Mostly, the wines remain on the lees (sur lie) in large wooden barrels (500 to 1,300 l) until the next harvest. The premium wines include various Weinviertel DAC. In suitable years, ice wines are also pressed. Noble brandy and grape juice are also produced.