The estate is located in Stein in the west of Krems
in the Lower Austrian wine region Kremstal
has an old tradition. The ancestors of the Salomon family were mainly Danube sailors in the salt trade and also traded in wine. In 1792, after the secularization under Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790), the family bought the abandoned Capuchin monastery "Claustrum ad undam" (Monastery Und) and the associated farm. Until 1977 it was an independent winery Salomon Fritz
(Oberstockstall-Wagram) a branch. Fritz Salomon (1905-1971) was one of the first bottlers in Austria from 1927 and, contrary to the trend at the time, is considered a pioneer of natural, dry aging. Already in 1935 Salomon wines were exported to America. In 1987 his son Dkfm. Erich Salomon (+2007) newly renovated monastery with a wine museum, event rooms and one of the first regional wine shops opened. He was primarily responsible for the vineyards.
His brother Dr. Bertold Salomon was Managing Director of the ÖWM
and runs the winery today. The vineyards cover a total of 25 hectares of vineyards in the mainly south-facing and terraced vineyards Kögl
, Hund, Wachtberg and the privately owned Wieden
, They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (50%), Veltliner (47%) and Gelber Traminer (3%). The "Riesling Kremser Kögl" was the "EU Presidential Wine" in 1998 because it was served at several meetings between EU heads of state and foreign ministers. The winery is a member of the two winegrowers' associations Traditional wineries Austria
and Do Felix Austria
, from Grafenegg Castle
vineyards are leased on the Pfaffenberg, from where Riesling wines are pressed. Apricots are also cultivated.
The great uncle of Edith Salomon (1914-2001), Fritz Salomon's wife, Father Johann Nepomuk Hinteröcker (1819-1872), emigrated from 1866 Pointed
(Wachau) to South Australia. After a three-year stay in the Clare Valley at the "Seven Hills" winery, he founded St. Ignatius College in Norwood. In 1995 Bertold Salomon followed the family traces by buying vineyards in the Finniss River wine region about 45 km south of the capital Adelaide and founding the Salomon Estate
winery. He had served as a board member since the 1980s Schlumberger
and responsible for purchasing imported Australian wines. Mike Farmilo, who was previously Head Redwine Maker for the Multi, is responsible for vinification at the Salomon Estate Penfolds
had been active. The varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz are cultivated. A Shiraz cuvée is a homage to the ancestor Johann Nepomuk Hinteröcker.