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Castle Gobelsburg

The Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg is located in the Lower Austrian wine region Kamptal, The history of the winery is closely linked to the Cistercian Abbey of Zwettl, founded in 1138 by the Kuenringer Hadmar I (+1138). In 1171, the owner of Schloss Gobelsburg came from Burgundy Cistercian monks a farmyard with today still cultivated vineyards provided. After the vineyard property of the monastery had increased over the centuries to the south of Wien , it became necessary to create a central point of contact for the wine activities of the monastery. Therefore, the castle was bought in 1740 by the monastery and built in the central cellar of the monastery. From 1958, Father Bertrand Baumann, later abbot of Zwettl, led the winery and made the "Gobelsburger Messwein" a well-known brand. Since 1996 winery and castle of Eva and Michael Moosbrugger with participation of the winemaker Willi Brundlmayer guided.

Castle Gobelsburg

The vineyards cover 75 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Heiligenstein. Gaisberg. grub. lamb, Renner and Steinsetz, which are characterized by different soil and microclimatic conditions. They are 75% with the white wine varieties Green Valtellina and Riesling, as well as to 25% with the red wines Zweigelt. Pinot Noir. St. Laurent and Merlot planted. The best locations are after sustainable Farmed principles. In 2015, the certificate "Sustainably produced wine from Austria" was granted (according to the specifications of the Austrian Winegrowing Association). Even the monks of Zwettl Abbey used only organic fertilizer, renounced weed killers ( herbicides ) and practiced a reduced use of Pesticides,

An innovative technology in winemaking is called "Dynamic Cellar Concept". In order to avoid pumps, the wines are transported in "barrels on wheels". Depending on the style, they are fermented in steel tanks or wooden barrels. The maturation takes place in large or small oak barrels, which are made exclusively from oak wood of the nearby Manhartsberg. The line "Tradition" shows which personality Grüner Veltliner and Riesling can develop with the expansion philosophy of the middle of the 19th century. For the first time in the year 2001, attempts were made to reuse the old traditional practices.

The premium products include various area, local and Rieden wines Kamptal DAC (Grüner Veltliner and Riesling). There will also be one altar wine (Grüner Veltliner) and bottle fermented sect produced. Every year around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of the winegrower community Traditionsweingüter Austria, whose chairman Michael Moosbrugger has been operating since 2008.

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