The producer group, based in Ehrenhausen, at the gateway to the South Styrian wine route, is after the important sponsor of Styrian viticulture Archduke Johann
(1782-1859) named. One of his sayings became the company's motto: "Faithful to the good old, but therefore no less receptive to the good new"
. Already in 1916, a group of Styrian winegrowers bought the historic wine cellar of Ehrenhausen Castle. The hundredth anniversary could thus be celebrated in 2016. The new company building at the gateway to the South Styrian Wine Route symbolizes a modern place of wine making and includes spacious event rooms. Ing. Peter Stelzl acts as managing director, Ing. Sieghard Kugel is the cellar master. Around 250 winegrowers from all three wine regions of the Styria
cultivate a total of 180 hectares of vineyards.
The white varieties Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Seedling 88 (Scheurebe), Traminer and Muskateller, as well as the red varieties Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Blauer Wildbacher are processed. Vinification places great value on environmentally conscious and quality-oriented processing using the latest cellar technology, which is ensured by ongoing quality control
is guaranteed. The wines are marketed under the “Erzherzog Johann” brand. The product range includes the lines Edition, Classic, Premium and Selection. Among other things, the Styrian specialties Klöcher Traminer
generated. In years suitable for the weather, high predicates such as Eiswein
vinified. Frizzante (sparkling wine) and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced.