The family winery is located on a small mountain plateau above the Riede Zieregg in the Austrian wine region südsteiermark, From here a panoramic view is possible, which extends to the neighboring country Slovenia and extends to southern eastern Styria. At the age of 16, Manfred Tement took over the then 2.5 hectare business in 1976 and expanded it to its current size. In 2002, the completely redesigned wine cellar above the Riede Zieregg was opened after three years of construction. It was struck into a former coral reef created 20 million years ago. The family-run vineyards cover around 80 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Grassnitzberg, Hochkittenberg, Ottenberg, Sernauberg, Steinbach, Sulz, Wielitsch and Zieregg (in the picture). The latter extends into the Slovenian region, where areas have also been cultivated for some years. 95% of the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc (40% of the total area), Riesling, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Morillon (Chardonnay), yellow muscatel and Gewurztraminer, the little rest with the red wines Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon cultured.
Depending on the variety and location, there is a yield restriction between 35 and 55 hectoliters per hectare. Through selective harvesting in several harvests, only healthy and fully ripe grapes can be processed. Depending on the type of wine, the wines are aged in steel tanks, in large neutral oak barrels or in used barriques. You will be in accordance with the requirements of Styrian terroir & classic wineries marketed in the levels "Styrian Classic STK", "First STK Location" and "Large STK Location". Around 450,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Since the 2009 vintage, grapes from the Slovenian Zieregg area have been used to produce a Sauvignon Blanc under the name "Fosilni Breg" (German fossil mountain) according to the Austrian quality criteria. The three winemakers Franz Xaver Pichler (Oberloiben), Illa Szemes (Pinkafeld) and Manfred Tement jointly created the red wine brand Arachon T.FX.T, which is produced in the municipality of Horitschon (Mittelburgenland).