Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg is one of the oldest wineries in Austria, it has some historical vineyard sites around the castle. Every site has its specialties and particularities with different soil and micro-climatic conditions. From the sun-exposed terraces on Zöbinger Heiligenstein and the Gaisberg mountain to the extensive garden facilities around Gobelsburg castle, the vines are subjected to a wide range of conditions. In accordance with their respective potential, the best possible development conditions are established for every grape variety.
At Schloss Gobelsburg, ecological winegrowing is not just simply en vogue at the moment. The monks of the Zwettl Monastery, who had managed the winery themselves until 1995, used organic fertiliser, abstained from employing herbicides, and endeavoured to reduce the use of plant protectants.
In 1996, the Schloss Gobelsburg Winery was accepted as member of the renowned Verein der Österreichischen Traditionsweingüter (Association of Austrian Traditional Wineries). This association was the first in Austria to classify vineyard locations in Kamptal and Kremstal. Some of these – usually locations with a long history – produce wines with great potential year after year and stand out from the other conventional vineyards.
The most important grape varieties are Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Over the centuries, these varieties have proven to be the most suitable for the surrounding soil structures. The Riesling feels at home on the meagre and stony terraces of Heiligenstein and Gaisberg mountain, Grüner Veltliner brings its best at Steinsetz, Renner, Grub and Lamm.
Red wine has also enjoyed a very long tradition at Gobelsburg Castle: the abbots of all Cistercian monasteries meet once a year in Burgundy (origin of the religious order). In this way, the monks were continuously in contact with winegrowing in Burgundy.
It is therefore no big surprise that all Cistercian monasteries of Europe practicing viticulture also have Pinot Noir. This is how Pinot Noir found its way to Gobelsburg Castle. The variety is ideal for this region, as the soils are suitable for its cultivation and the climatic conditions are just perfect to develop that elegance and depth in fruit that lovers of this variety are always on the look-out for.
Very recently, Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg has been recognized and awarded Gold and Silver by China Awards 2020 by Shanghai Newspaper.
2015 SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE Niederösterreich Riesling – Awarded Gold by China Awards 2020 – by Shanghai Newspaper
2018 SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG Ried GAISBERG | Erste Lage Kamptal dac Riesling – Awarded Silver by China Awards 2020 – by Shanghai Newspaper
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