The winery is located in the municipality Spitz on the Danube
in the winegrowing area Wachau
in Lower Austria. After theoretical education at the College of Viticulture in California Napa Valley
and the Ingineursschule Wädenswil
(Switzerland), as well as practical experience in many wineries such as Pine Ridge Winery
in California, New Zealand, Tuscany and Germany, as well as 14 years of management (viticulture, oenology, marketing) of Castle winery Graf Hardegg
In the Weinviertel, Peter Veyder-Malberg founded his own winery in 2008. His objective was to be exposed terraces
with mainly old vine stock
to acquire them before the clearing
to preserve or reactivate.
The vineyards cover four hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Bruck, Buschenberg, Hochrain, Kreutles, Liebedich and Weitenberg. They are exclusively only with the two white wine varieties Green Valtellina
planted. Most of the vines are at least 20 to 60 years old (as of 2013). The cultivation of the vineyards is carried out according to biological guidelines, which is based on pure, very elaborate manual labor. The highest quality criterion is the processing of healthy grapes without Botrytispilzbefall
, Due to the conviction that you can not improve anything in the cellar, people work without much technology in the cellar. The character of the vineyards should not be limited by the addition of enzymes
, Pure Breeding Yeast, fining
and temperature controls, etc. are changed. The Riede stands as a quality-determining factor in the center.
In 2009 the project "Brandstatt" was started. This steep, exactly south facing location in Elsarn / Viessling at about 400m above sea level on pure mica schist soil has always been considered one of the best vineyards in the so-called "Spitzer Graben". It was managed manually until the year 2005, then cleared by the then owner and thus also the old Steinterrassen the decay revealed. The vineyard was bought in 2009 by Peter Veyder-Malberg. He set himself the goal of saving and rebuilding this piece of authentic Wachau. First, the fallow was cleared by scrub and the dry stone walls were gradually repaired. Riesling was planted in spring 2010. You can be really excited about this wine.