The company "Domäne Müller Gutsverwaltung GmbH" with headquarters in Gussendorf - Commune Groß St. Florian (West Styria) was founded in 1994 by Eva R. and Günter J. Müller. The origin lies in a 1936 founded by Josef Reiterer winery. An ultramodern, gentle processing house was built in 1998 and in 2002 a new barrique cellar was put into operation. In 2007, the revitalization of the wine cellar with state-of-the-art technical equipment began. The vineyards cover a total of about 37 hectares of vineyards in exclusively south-facing boiler and hillside specific microclimate. The farm consists of the two wineries "Prinz Liechtenstein'sches Weingut" in Deutschlandsberg ( West Styria
) and "Weingut am Ottenberg" in Berghausen ( südsteiermark
). There are also still brandies, wine vinegar and pumpkin seed oil produced.
The Prince Liechtenstein vineyard
was formerly owned by Field Marshal Prince Johann von Liechtenstein (1760-1836). The vineyards today comprise nearly ten hectares of vineyards in the Riede Burgegg, which is located in the castle Landsberg built in 1125. Here, the varieties Blauer Wildbacher (for the Schilcher
), Welschriesling, Traminer, Pinot Gris and Zweigelt cultivated. The centerpiece or the best micro-location of the vineyard is the "Fürstenstück".
The vineyards of the winery on Ottenberg
cover 26 hectares of vineyards. The Lower Ranz Ried is a boiler layer with soils of marl, graphite and slate mixture, in which the varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zweigelt, Pinot Blanc and Welschriesling be cultivated. In 1989, the German vineyards were planted with completely redesigned southern slopes on sandy soils with Chardonnay clones of Californian provenance. In spring 1991, further 3,500 Sauvignon Blanc clones imported from the Loire Valley were added. Finally, in 1999, the Riede followed Zieregg
, where on 0,7 hectares approximately 3,000 old vines (~ 45 years) of the varieties Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Roter Traminer stand. These are individually read and vinified according to maturity and then assembled into a cuvée.
The wines are fermented under strict temperature control and then dry-aged in Styrian style with varietal fruitiness. Depending on the variety and vintage conditions, this is done in steel tanks or for storable wines in French and American oak barrels. For outstanding vintages of special quality, the article is preceded by the respective grape variety, for example "The Sauvignon Blanc" (the flagship of the house), "The Zweigelt", or "The Cabernet Sauvignon". Other premium wines are "Riunterra Rot" (Zweigelt and Bordeaux varieties) and "The Schilcher soulmate". There are also noble sweet wines produced; a sensation was the "Schilcher Trockenbeerenauslese 2000" with an incredible 68g sugar-free extract, 236g residual sugar and 7.5% vol alcohol content.