The Austrian sparkling wine house based in the Austrian capital Wien was founded in 1857 by Johann Kattus I (1823-1899) in the 1st district Am Hof as a trading house. Initially, wine, coffee, tea, tropical fruits, spirits and champagne, later also sold caviar. A little later, Kattus founds a trading post on the Caspian Sea in Astrakhan (today's Russia ). He supplies the royal courts in Wien and Saint Petersburg with the so-called "black gold". Very early Kattus also made contacts with the famous champagne house Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin in Reims, this business relationship still exists today.
The own production of sparkling wine was taken in 1890 by the son of the founder Johann Nepomuk Kattus II. (1867-1933). This also created the brand Hochriegl which he named after his best vineyard. In 1898 Kattus was appointed kuk court supplier for the Habsburg dynasty. After the First World War, the company was founded by the three brothers Johann III. (1904-1972), Josef and Franz in the third generation. Johann Kattus was also a great wine lover and acquired vineyards in the top location Nußberg near Wien . Today Kattus is being bred by Mag. Maria Polsterer-Kattus and her husband Dr. Ing. Ernst upholsterer Kattus in the fourth generation. In October 2007, the company's 150th anniversary was celebrated.
In the fall of 2009, the Hochriegl brand and its production machines became active Schlumberger sold. In the future, Kattus will focus more on the production and distribution of the Kattus brand and its new product line. In this context, the sparkling wine brand "KATTUS Cuvée no. 1 "presented. It is the first sparkling wine in history to bear the name of the family. As base wines are Welsch Riesling different vintages from the best locations around Poysdorf used. He will come with you bottle fermentation produced. Another line of business is distribution brands such as Corona ( beer ), El Viejito ( tequila ), Svedka Vodka ( vodka ), Four Roses (Bourbon whiskey ) MM ( sparkling wine ) and Laurent-Perrier ( champagne ).