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Cobenzl

The traditional “Weingut Wien Cobenzl” is located in the 19th district of Döbling in the district of Vienna Grinzing in the northwest of the Austrian capital in the middle of the Vienna Woods. Wine was made on the Latisberg (now Cobenzl) as early as the 13th century. In 1774 the property passed to Johann Philipp Graf Cobenzl (1741-1810). He had a castle built with beautiful parks, temples and pavilions, where the Viennese court celebrated numerous lavish celebrations. After Count Cobenzl, the castle and grounds changed hands several times until the city of Wien 1907 under Mayor Dr. Karl Lueger (1844-1910) bought the Cobenzl estate to create a recreation area here. Over the years, the business was then converted to viticulture.

Ing. Thomas Podsednik has been the estate manager since 1988, and since 2001 he has also been in charge of the town's agricultural business Wien, The winery with a total of 48 hectares of vineyards consists of two parts. A 30-hectare section is located in the 19th district of Döbling, where the parent company is located at the eponymous Cobenzl. The vineyards are scattered around the estate in large locations Nußberg (Rieden Bellevue, Pfeffer, Pisenkopf, Plagen, Seidenhaus, Steinberg, Unterer Reisenberg, Wagenspear) and Kahlenberg. The second part with 18 hectares of vineyards is on Bisamberg in the 21st district of Floridsdorf with the Falkenberg, Hofbreiten and Magdalenenhof vineyards. Another 45 hectares of vineyards are leased to Viennese winegrowers. The entire production process takes place according to certified criteria from Sustainable Austria,

The vineyards are 75% white wine varieties Green Valtellina, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Riesling. Vienna mixed set Classic (yellow muscatel. Goldburger, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc), Vienna Mixed Senator Set ( Traminer, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Rotgipfler. Zierfandler ), as well as 25% with the red wine varieties Zweigelt. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Pinot Noir planted. Since the 2005 vintage there have been three lines: Classic (young, lighter wines up to 12% vol), Senator (strong wines from 12% vol) and estate wines (handpicked grapes, high ripening potential). The labels show Viennese motifs such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, City Hall and Belvedere Palace. Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Around 10% of these are exported to Germany, the Netherlands, Japan and the USA. A bottle-fermented sparkling wine and a grain schnapps are also produced. The winery is a member of the associations Traditional wineries Austria and WienWein,

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