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Schlossweingut Malteser Ritterorden, Mailberg

Lower Austria/Niederösterreich Weinviertel Austria

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The traditional winery is located in the municipality Mailberg Valley northeast of Hollabrunn in the Lower Austrian wine region Weinviertel near the Czech border. The first documentary mention comes...
Name: Schlossweingut Malteser Ritterorden, Mailberg
Area: Weinviertel
Vineyard: 50 ha
Owner: Souveräner Malteser Ritterorden
Manager: Ing. Norbert Gutmayer
Managing Director: Walter Holzner & Andreas Pirschl
Wine Maker: Ing. Ernest Großauer
Oenologist: Ing. Ernest Großauer
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The traditional winery is located in the municipality Mailberg northeast of Hollabrunn in the Lower Austrian wine region Weinviertel near the Czech border. The first documentary mention comes from the year 1055. The Order of St. John (later Sovereign Maltese Knight Order) was given plots of land with vines in "Mourberg" in 1140. In 1969 Laurenz Moser III. (1905-1978) from Rohrendorf leased the vineyards belonging to the coming Mailberg of the Order of Malta. Since then it has been part of the company Lenz Moser AG with headquarters in the municipality of Rohrendorf (Lower Austria). Laurenz Moser III. had the vineyards completely rebuilt and expanded them to their current size.

His son Laurenz Moser IV. Propagated environmentally conscious farming in 1978 on a large scale and left ecological Carry out comparative tests in the castle winery in Mailberg. Two dissertations at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences formed the basis for the continuous conversion of the Mailberg systems to KIP (controlled integrated production) and Integrated crop protection, These include organic fertilization and natural pest control. Under the direction of Lenz Moser IV., First attempts were made with red wines from Mailberg in 1978 Barrique undertaken in Austria. At his efforts, the variety was first introduced here in Austria in 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon planted.

Ing. Norbert Gutmayer acts as administrator in Mailberg. The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vines, including in the vineyard Hundschupfen, They are with the main varieties Green Valtellina and bluer Zweigelt, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and blue burgundy ( Pinot Noir ) planted. The guiding principle of the order of knights has always been "Optimus quisque" (simply the best) and this goal has also been set for the wines. All red wines become one undergo and then mature partly in large wooden barrels and partly in barriques. Grüner Veltliner and Chardonnay are always fermented temperature-cooled and expanded in stainless steel. The premium wines include “Maltese "(Grüner Veltliner)," Grüner Veltliner Hundschupfen "," Malteser Merlot "and the red wine blend" Malteser Kommende Mailberg "(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot). Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' associations Mailberg Valley and Premium wineries Weinviertel,

Schlossweingut Malteser Ritterorden, Mailberg Region: Lower Austria/Niederösterreich Weinviertel Austria
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