The winery is located in the community of Gedersdorf (district of Brunn im Felde) east of Krems
in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Kremstal
. The estate was already mentioned in the 12th century as a reading farm
(Admont Monastery). The present owner family is mentioned in a document as early as 1365. The discovery of the Neuburger
grape variety is attributed to the ancestor Kristof Ferstl (1808-1888), because he fished out a vine floating in the Danube with a winegrower colleague and planted it. Josef Mantler (1910-1987) rendered outstanding services to the selection and preservation of the Roter Veltliner
grape variety. Today the company is run by his son Josef and his wife Margit.
The vineyards comprise 14 hectares of vineyards in the sites Mosburgerin, Spiegel
, Steingraben and Wieland, which are classified as first sites (by the Austrian
Association of Traditional Wine
Estates, the winery is a founding member), as well as Reisenthal, Tiefenthal, Weitgasse and Zehetnerin. They are planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner (about 50%), Roter Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Neuburger and Gelber Muskateller
The fermentation is preferably done with moderate temperature control in stainless steel to preserve fruit and character. Among the premium wines are various Grüner Veltliner and Rieslings, including and Kremstal DAC Reserve. In years with suitable weather conditions also ice wines
are pressed. Fine spirits (wine matured for years, apricots) are also produced. The farm has 68 hectares of fields and meadows and is run according to organic-biological principles.