The estate is located in the community Welgersdorf Burgenland wine region Eisenberg (Austria). Uwe Schiefer was in the restaurant as a waiter and sommelier active in renowned Viennese restaurants, among others in Steirereck. After visiting the Wine Academy Austria in Rust he founded his own winery in 1990. His motto is "The wine is defined without exception in the vineyard itself" . According to the operating philosophy "less is more", almost no technique is used in the vineyard and in the vinification in order to preserve the character of the terroirs and the grape variety.
The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Fasching, Hummergraben, Croatian Ried, Reihburg, Saybritz, and Zudelgraben on Eisenberg, the Tschaterberg (southwestern foothills of the Eisenberg), Königsberg and Hannersberg (Hannersdorf) and in the municipality Markt Neuhodis. There are more vineyards in the vineyards Mittelburgenland (4.5 hectares in Lutzmannsburg) and Leithaberg, Some of these are ancient steep slopes were laboriously recultivated. The main variety is the with 92% share. The rest is with Merlot and Pinot Noir, as well as the white wine varieties . Green Valtellina, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Riesling planted. There is an environmentally friendly, bio-organic management. Special attention is given to the optimal time of pruning. thin out and placed.
There will be no enzymes, Breeding yeast or other aids used. On filtration and beautiful is waived. The wines are in principle with vineyard-owned yeasts fermented spontaneously and mature slowly in wooden barrels of various sizes on the yeast according to the in-house motto "Schiefer pur" - a dogmatic puristic. Flagship of the house is the 20 years and more storable "Blaufränkisch Reihburg", which selected from up to 80-year-old vines and in big wooden barrels is expanded. Further premium wines are for example "Blaufränkisch Szapary", "Blaufränkisch Königsberg old vineyards" and "Blaufränkisch from the blue slate" from the Eisenberg region or "Blaufränkisch Lutzmannsburg vv" and "Blaufränkisch Leithaberg hoad" from Mittelburgenland and Neusiedler See. There are also different Frizzante, bottle fermented sparkling wine, Noble fires. grape juice, Apple juice, paprika powder and pumpkin seed oil produced.
The wine portfolio will be streamlined in the future, the new top wine will be the "Eisenberg", a assemblage the best plots, best vineyards and oldest grapes. As role models, the two top winemakers Bartolo Mascarello ( Barolo, Italy) and Jean Louis Chave ( Hermitage, France). This path towards even more uncompromising quality should also be made possible or supported by the partnership with the Munich-based entrepreneur Hans Kilger and the newly founded Schiefer & Domaines Kilger GmbH & Co KG.
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