The winery "Oswald vulgo Trapl" lies in the municipality of Lestein-St. Stefan in the Austrian wine-growing region West Styria, A Buschenschank is connected. The house name "Trapl" was first mentioned in documents in 1572, since 1765, the winery is owned by the Oswald family. The great-grandfather of today's owner Eduard Oswald was already a graduate of the wine-growing school in 1912 Silberberg, Since the year 2015 the nephew Fabian is working in the company. The vineyards cover nearly three hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Hochgrain, Lestein and Castle Wine Garden. They are 90% with the Schilcherrebe Blue Wildbacher, as well as the white varieties Klevner ( Pinot Blanc ) and Rivaner ( Müller-Thurgau ) planted.
The winemaking is very traditional. The motto of Eduard Oswald is: "I only do what nature tells me to do". Still today with a Torggel (Tree press) from the year 1867 pressed. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with vineyard-owned yeasts. Various Schilcher variants are produced. These are Classic, Rustical, Tradition, Exclusive, Cabinet and Magnum. The wines mature in decades-old oak and chestnut barrels. They are according to ancient records only at a certain moon phase bottled, this being kept as a family secret. Bottle-fermented Schilcher sparkling wine is also produced.