The origin of this wine cooperative in the city Krems in Lower Austria with the address Sand pit 13 goes back to the 1447 founded the oldest Hauerinnung of Krems and stone, the oldest in Germanspeaking space. In 1938, quality-conscious winemakers Krems and Stein founded the Winzer Krems. In the 1950s, the wine cooperative Traismauer (Traisental), founded in 1898, was the first wine cooperative founded in Austria. From 1989 to 2019 Franz Ehrenleitner was responsible as managing director. During this time, a completely new press house equipped with state-of-the-art fermentation and maturing cellar was put into operation, the Vinothekkeller Bründlgraben was expanded and the wine world "Sandgrube 13 wein.sinn" was implemented with more than 30,000 visitors annually. During a tour of eight stations, you can look behind the scenes of Winzer Krems. Since 2019 Ludwig Holzer is now responsible.
Around 1,000 hectares of vineyards in five Lower Austrian wine regions are managed by 960 contract growers. For the most part, these are in the wine region Kremstal but also in the winegrowing areas Kamptal. Traisental. Wachau and Wagram, The winegrowers are recruited by specialists throughout the year, at the pruning, at the plant protection, in tillage, at the foliage care, at the thin out and advise and assist in the choice of the best possible reading time. The vineyard work is based on the specifications of a integrated pest management,
The earnings is limited to a maximum of 7,000 kilograms per hectare. Computer-assisted, an exact reading order is created. The entire harvest is taken separately and processed according to grape varieties, different quality levels and according to individual origins. The grapes are 85% of a gentle Whole bunch pressing subjected. The three main varieties are Green Valtellina (60%), Zweigelt (20%) and Riesling (10%), others include Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Chardonnay and St. Laurent,
The wines are produced in the premium lines "Kellermeister" (gastronomy) or "Weinmanufaktur Krems" (food trade). 40% of the production goes to upscale food trade and gastronomy in Germany and abroad. The most well-known brands are Grüner Veltliner Kremser Goldberg, Riesling Kremser Kremsleiten and Riesling Kremser Pfaffenberg, which are also part of the assortment of the Vienna Opera Ball. Vinotheks-Keller are located in Krems and Langenlois where wines store back to the year 1947. Together with the Mineral water Manufacturer Römerquelle was created the premium G'spritzte "A'prima" in the bottle.