The winery in the city Klosterneuburg is one of the oldest and most traditional wineries Austria, The emergence of the monastery Klosterneuburg goes to the Babenberger Margrave Leopold III. (1073-1136), who relocated his residence to Klosterneuburg in 1113 and founded the monastery in 1114. In 1133, the ruler called the Augustinian canons to Klosterneuburg , who then for centuries developed the monastery into a center for religion, science, culture and viticulture. Wine was already exported to many countries in the Middle Ages, was widely famous and the pen got the name of the people by the name of "Zum trinnenden Zapfen". In 1330 a big fire broke out, destroying half of the city. The extinguishing water went out slowly and the monks began in a bucket altar wine to drag to the altar. The fire was finally extinguished with the precious water. When the Turks approached in 1683, 6,000 buckets of wine (around 360,000 liters) were brought to Bavaria from the Stiftskeller. As of August 24, 13,000 Turks under Kara Mustapha (~ 1630-1683) besieged the city. Chorister Wilhelm Lebsaft began to serve wine to the defenders. These were motivated and strengthened by them and they succeeded in breaking off the attack.
Due to the rigorous church reforms under the Habsburg Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) traveled in 1782 Pope Pius VI. (1717-1799) to Wien to negotiate with the Emperor for the withdrawal of these measures. On the way he visited on April 20 also the monastery Klosterneuburg and it is reported that the proffered wine was well pleased. Emperor Napoleon (1769-1821) stayed twice in the pen. On December 2, 1805, he defeated in the Battle of Three Emperors at Austerlitz the troops of Austrians and Russians. After that, the French arrived in Klosterneuburg . On December 20, Napoleon visited the cellar; He was served an "old Austrian". He praised him with the words, "that this is not unlike the Rhine wine" . In 1809 Napoleon occupied Wien for the second time and moved back to Klosterneuburg .
His soldiers plundered from the Stiftskeller exactly 8,241 buckets of best wine. They also tapped the famous "Thousand-bucket barrel", which since 1711 to the admission of the Zehentweines served. The French got drunk for days and let the rest run out. After that, the barrel was never filled, but only to the known Fasslrutschen used. At that time, the monastery managed a total of 1,200 hectares of vineyards in Klosterneuburg alone. Today it is "only" more about 100. This is especially the phylloxera which succumbed relatively late in Klosterneuburg at the end of the 19th century and destroyed many vineyards. At that time, most of the wine was made from the grape (still cultivated today in small quantities) Austro-White won.
In 2014, well-known wineries from all over the world were invited to a gala wine tasting on the occasion of the 900th anniversary. Below were wineries Germany ( Castle Johannisberg ), the Switzerland. Italy ( Donnafugata ) France. Portugal ( Fonseca ) Spain ( Marqués de Riscal ) and Oregon ( HillCrest Winery ). Today's Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg is in the possession of the Augustinian canons with the monastery provost Prälat Bernhard Backovsky as the largest private winery owners in Austria. The company is managed by the managing director Wolfgang Hamm, who is supported by cellarmaster Ing. Günther Gottfried and vineyard manager Johannes Steurer. The vineyards cover 108 hectares of vineyards in the communities Klosterneuburg ( Franz Hauser, Steinriegel, Hengstberg, Ziegelgrub), the Kahlenbergerdorf , which belongs to Wien (Altweingarten, Jungherrn, Nußberg, Raflerjoch), Gumpoldskirchen (Hofpoint, To weigh ) and Tattendorf ( pen width in sole ownership of 40 ha St. Laurent). They are thus about the three wine regions Thermenregion. Wagram and Wien scattered.
It will be the red wines St. Laurent. Zweigelt, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Blaufränkisch. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as the white wine varieties Green Valtellina. Riesling. Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Traminer. Rotgipfler. Sauvignon Blanc. Zierfandler. Neuburger and Riesling cultured. In order to respond to the different situations and to achieve even higher quality, an own vineyard program has been developed. It consists of many targeted measures for soil vitalisation ( greening, Repatriation of rape ), individual foliage care to increase the biodiversity (Biodiversity), as well as the research and conservation of old Rebmaterials. Klosterneuburg is the first winery to produce on a carbon-neutral basis and is thus considered a pioneer in terms of climate protection.
Im under Emperor Karl VI. (1685-1740) built four-storey cellar vaults down to 36 meters below the Stiftsplatz and the wines are pressed and stored up to seven meters thick walls. In 2007, the newly established red wine processing and in 2008 a new bottling plant was put into operation. The vinification is matched exactly to the respective variety and color. By computer-controlled fermentation Whites are fermented slowly and cool to the whites varietal To emphasize aroma formation and freshness. The red wines are fermented a little warmer, in order to get an optimal color and Gerbstoffauslaugung to reach.
The extensive product range comprises four lines. These are the "vineyard wines" (storable varietal wines and cuvées from top locations of different winegrowing areas, with Weinranke am label ), the "classic wines" ( fruity, varietal wines from a wine village, with pin coats of arms on the label), "pastel wines" (fruity, regional and varietal wines, only available in food retailers) and "vom Schotter" (from barren calcareous gravel soils and Donauschotter). The pin wines are with screw cap, the white layer wines with Glasverschluss and the red layer wines with nature cork locked.
The absolute figurehead is "St. Laurent Ausstich "From the vineyard pen width in Tattendorf (Thermenregion), which is selected from the best barrels of a vintage. This long-lived red wine will come after three weeks Maceration 18 months in the big wooden barrel expanded and in the Stifterl (0.25 l), in the normal bottle 0.75 l as well as in large bottles ( Magnum 1,5l, Jeroboam 3l, Salmanazar 9l, Balthazar 12l) bottled. Other specialties are dependent on the weather conditions Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein as well as DAC white wines Viennese mixed sentence, There are also brandies ( rape, Fruit, wine), bottle-fermented sect, grape juice. wine jelly (from different grape varieties), Grapeseed oil and vinegar produced.