Rich in tradition – as one of the oldest wineproducing establishments in Austria, Stift Göttweig has certainly earned this descriptor. Its roots can be traced back to the year 1083 AD, when its vineyards were already referenced in the abbey’s charter.
The soils of the Göttweiger Berg are highly diverse. They range from loam, loess, local conglomerate and chalky clay to primeval rock and weathered slate.
Thus it is not surprising that, in this region with such a longstanding tradition of viticulture, optimal partnerships between grape varieties and vineyard sites have evolved. The varietal distribution of our 26 hectares under vines comprises 60% Grüner Veltliner, 30% Riesling, 4% Chardonnay and 6% Pinot Noir. The most important vineyard sites are Gottschelle, Silberbichl and Göttweiger Berg.
The Estate & the Team
The new estate, Weingut Stift Göttweig (Betriebsges.m.b.H), was founded on the 1st of January 2006.
Winegrower and Cellarmaster
Fritz is managing director of Weingut Stift Göttweig, primarily responsible for the departments of Vineyard, Cellar, and Sales. He feels himself fortunate to have learned his craft quite young from important, innovative winemaking personalities, and has become a master at uniting the traditional and modern approaches.
Goose is responsible for customer care and client services – both domestic and international – and travels constantly throughout the culinary world.
Peter is a graduate of the Viticultural College at Klosterneuburg and has been working at Weingut Stift Göttweig since 2012. After completing internships in Chile and Langenlois (Kamptal) as well as working at his family’s wine estate, he has become the technical soul of Stift Göttweig’s wineproducing operation.
Kathrin has been a member of our team from the very beginning. Returning now from maternity leave, she works to support the two Lisas for two days each week, devoting the time remaining to her little daughter Charlotte.
Lisa has been Director of First Impressions in our retail department since 2014. As a trained sommelière, she has significant wine knowledge at her command, and sees to the needs of our customers.
Lisa has recently joined our team. But having been raised as a winegrower’s daughter, she is well versed in the ways of wine, and is always available to answer questions.
A Traditional Wine Estate
The wineproducing estate Stift Göttweig is also a member of the noble association Traditionsweingüter Österreich (Association of Austrian Traditional Wine Estates). This organisation was founded in 1992 with the purpose of classifying the outstanding vineyard sites of the Danube region. Further information can be found at www.traditionsweingueter.at.
Fritz Miesbauer and his team cultivate the vine and produce wines for people who appreciate competence and quality, and for whom the visual image also matters. Our product ‘wine’ is considered by the team to be a work of artisanal excellence linking together the winery, the sites, the cellar work and the estate’s visual expression.