The estate is located in the 19th district Döbling in the Austrian capital Wien, It is one of the most famous and oldest in the city. The Mayer family has been in the former suburbs since 1683 and now district districts Grinzing and Heiligenstadt. In the romantic old ancestral home on Pfarrplatz 2 (district Heiligenstadt) lived in 1817 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Here the artist worked on his 9th Symphony. Therefore, the typical Viennese Heuriger was named after him as "Beethovenhaus". In the old press house is a hewn from oak wood tree press ( Torggel ) from the year 1617, which is still functional today. The former owner of the Economic Council Ing. Franz Mayer (1928-2011) is regarded as an integration figure and doyen of Viennese wine par excellence. The company was sold in 2006 to the advertising specialist Hans Schmid. The responsible team consists of Gerhard Lobner (Managing Director), Ing. Barbara Wimmer (Cellarmaster), Dr. Ing. Dragos Pavelescu (oenologist) and Paul Kiefer (sales manager).
The vineyards cover 61 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Alsegg (Hernals), Nußberg (Subriede Prussia), as well as the Döblinger Rieden Schenkenberg and Reisenberg. It will be the white wine varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina. Chardonnay, Yellow muscatel. Neuburger. Traminer and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ). Some areas are mixed planted. This is the typical Viennese Heuriger wine "mixed set Nußberg" (Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Rotgipfler. Zierfandler ) pressed. As a member of the program ÖPUL (Austrian Program for Environmentally Sound Agriculture), a close-to-nature processing follows KIP guidelines, Among other things, no artificial fertilizer used. All production is done according to certified rules of Sustainable Austria,
Selective manual read in several passes only passes physiologically mature and healthy grapes for processing. After gentle pressing the white wines are in stainless steel tanksfruity auzsgebaut. The wines with layer description of Nussberg store long on the lees, to the minerality to emphasize. The premium wines include Grüner Veltliner, Riesling Nußberg and Sauvignon Blanc Reisenberg. A special feature is a DAC wine Viennese mixed sentence that of grapes of the smallest vineyard of Vienna at Schwarzenbergplatz in the Inner City. Traditionally, the Viennese mayor participates in the autumn harvest. This wine will be auctioned on the occasion of the humanitarian campaign "Licht ins Dunkel". The winery is a member of the vintners associations Traditionsweingüter Austria and WienWein,