The traditional family winery is located in the wine town Langenlois in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kamptal, It was founded by Josef Hiedler in 1856. For several decades, the company was run part-time. In 1980, Ludwig Hiedler, the fourth generation of the family, was the first full-time wine grower and, together with his Spanish wife María Ángeles, set the course for the future of the winery with consistent decisions. The owl as a landmark of the business should symbolize the "balance of nature and science".
The vineyards cover about 30 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Gaisberg. hazel. Heiligenstein, Kittmannsberg, Kogelberg, Schenkenbichl. mirror, Stone house and valley. They are planted to 90% with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner (about 50% of the stock), Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, and to 10% with the red varieties Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. The management is largely after ecological or biological guidelines. With manual vine care and waiver herbicides will be on sustainability in the winemaking respected. By using of compost. greening and wild herbs will provide for living soils and healthy growth and thereby the beneficials (natural enemies of the vine pests) promoted.
The fermentation takes place partly spontaneous with wild yeast. Due to intensive storage on the lees should structure, minerality and wholesomeness. The malolactic fermentation ( malolactic fermentation ). The further expansion takes place in stainless steel tanks, which are available in different sizes for the selection lots, as well as in traditional large wooden barrels (acacia) and barriques (Oak). The natural cellar embedded eight meters deep in the loess guarantees a constant cool temperature and constant humidity with optimal storage and maturity requirements for the wines. These will increase after 4 to 36 months moon phase bottled. The top wines include several Rieslings and Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC from different vineyards (first location), as well as the pure Pinot Noir and the red wine cuvée "Liubisa". Every year around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a founding member of the winegrower association Traditionsweingüter Austria,