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Melcher Castle Gamlitz

The winery in Gamlitz is located in the wine-growing region südsteiermark, The Gschlitz zu Gomlitz was built in 1111 to 1113 and came into the possession of the Count of Sponheim Benedictine of the St. Paul monastery in Lavanttal (Carinthia), which still exists today. Even then, the focus was on viticulture, the altar wine for the pen was pressed in Gamlitz. The owners of the castle changed several times over the centuries, and in 1900 it came into the possession of the Melcher family. Connected is a tavern as well as guest rooms named after vines in traditional style. In 1990 the Styrian state exhibition on the subject of “wine culture” took place at the castle in some specially adapted rooms. This part is now set up as a museum with a cross section through the history of viticulture in the Styria and is offered worldwide.

The company is now managed by Ing. Siegfried Melcher and son Arnold. The vineyards cover 12 hectares of vineyards in the Riede Sonneck. 95% of them are planted with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc (leading variety), Welschriesling, Rheinriesling, Gelber Muskateller, Weißburgunder and Chardonnay, the rest with the red varieties Zweigelt and Blauer Wildbacher (Schilcher). Grapes are also bought in. The premium wines include Sauvignon Blanc Sonneck, Sauvignon Blanc Barrique Alte Reben, Muskateller Sonneck and Chardonnay Sonneck. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines, frizzants and fine spirits (pomace, crawls) are also produced. Sauvignon Blanc, Muscatel and Traminer wines are stored in the castle's vinotheque back to the 1950s.

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