The winery Franz Hirtzberger is located in the municipality Spitz on the Danube in the Lower Austrian winegrowing area Wachau, The family has been cultivating wine for five generations on a farm dating back to the 13th century. Franz Hirtzberger is one of the doyens in the Austrian wine scene. After the well-known Riede he was also called "Mister Singerriedel". Among other things, he is also chairman of the vintners' association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus, For the cellar is son Franz Hirtzberger jun. responsible. In 2000, the completely new and modern equipped basement was put into operation. The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Axpoint, Danube Garden, Hochrain. Kollmitz, Red Gate, Castle Garden, Setzberg, Singerriedel and Steinporz, They are 100% with the white wine varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina. Chardonnay. Neuburger, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and yellow muscatel cultured.
The strict quality criteria in the vineyard are short pruning, intensive foliage work, strict yield control and rigorous selection at the vintage. With hand-picked in several passes is achieved that only grapes with the highest physiological maturity harvested and processed. There are the musts without any sugars and other improvement in the stainless steel tank fermented to natural standstill. The further expansion is partly in traditional big wooden barrel, The primary goal of the house is to create wines of high quality in varietal purity. The premium wines include, for example, Riesling Smaragd Singerriedel, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Axpoint, Grüner Veltliner Emerald Honivogl and Riesling Emerald Setzberg. There are also produced brandies. Every year around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced.