The winery is located in the municipality of Wösendorf in the Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. The family business has been run by Erich Machherndl, a trained medical technician, and his wife Karin since 1998. The vineyards cover 7.5 hectares of vineyards in the partly steeply terraced vineyards Bachsatz, Harzenleiten, Hochrain, Kollmitz, Kollmütz, Postaller and Steinwand. They are planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc and Frühroter Veltliner, as well as with the red wine varieties Zweigelt and Syrah.
In 2018, the complete conversion to organic vineyard management and certified organic wine production was completed. This includes, among other things, a cover crop between the vine rows as well as the complete renunciation of herbicides and all pesticides. As a special feature, 100,000 honey bees were adopted by a beekeeping company and brought into the vineyards, where they multiplied within a short time. Among other things, this promotes biodiversity (species diversity).
Region: Wachau, Austria
Grapes: Grüner Veltliner