The winery is located in the village of Straß im Straßertale in the winegrowing area Kamptal, The traditional property has been family owned since 1649. In 1929 Johann Topf I. took over the property of his parents. His successor, Johann Topf II, began bottling wine in 1960 and marketing it throughout Austria. Finally took over in 1990 Johann Pot III. the company and expanded it with his wife Magdalena from today's size. They are supported by the sons Hans-Peter, Maximilian, Alexander and Julius.
The vineyards cover 46 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Blickenweg, hazel, Sachsenberg and Stangl, as well as according to classification of Traditionsweingüter Austria classified as "first layers" Gaisberg. Heiligenstein, Offenberg and Wechselberg mirror, The latter was turned in month-long work from a south-west position to a south-south-west location, which makes them from morning to evening in intense sunlight. This vineyard was created especially for the Riesling. 85% of the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gelber Muskateller, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as 15% of the red varieties Zweigelt and Pinot Noir are cultivated. The management takes place after ecological Guidelines. The fertilization is having its own compost carried out. For targeted pest control predatory mites used. Quality-increasing yield reduction is achieved by dense planting.
With the goal of the best quality grape material is an intensive manual leaf work and repeated thin out, The grapes are read in several passes exclusively by hand. The reading date depends exclusively on the physiological maturity of the grapes. Depending on the variety, maturity, vintage and wine type, it is decided whether the expansion takes place in steel tanks or new barrels. Every year, new wooden barrels made of local Manhartsberg oak from 600 to 2,500 liters are delivered by local master binders. The premium wines include several Rieslings and Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC and Kamptal DAC Reserve from different vineyards. The winery is a member of the vintners' association Traditionsweingüter Austria,