The estate is located in the community Gabersdorf in the Austrian wine-growing region südsteiermark, Attached is the "Winzerhaus Ratsch". The company was founded in 1860 by Josef List and since then in family ownership. After practice in Germany and abroad and after completion of the HBLA for viticulture and fruit growing in Klosterneuburg Today it is run by its great-great-grandson Stefan Potzinger in the fourth generation. When oenologist Hans-Peter Wippel is responsible. The vineyards cover 17 hectares of vineyards in the communities or locations Ratsch (Kapun), Sulztal, Glanz (Kaltenegg), Langegg ( Czamillonberg ), Home shoe ( Kittenberg ), Höch (Theresienhöhe), Kitzeck (Steinriegel), Flamberg (Oberburgstall) and Kainberg. They are with the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. . Traminer, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) muscatel. Riesling. Scheurebe and Morillon ( Chardonnay ), as well as the red wine variety Zweigelt planted.
The vineyards are made according to the environmentally friendly guidelines of the KIP (controlled, integrated production). The done exclusively by hand. The grapes are at optimum physiological maturity manually selected in several passes. The wines are made according to the in the Styria The system of origin introduced in 2018 Southern Styria DAC produced. There are the three lines Classic ( varietal Wines), local wines ( ancestry typical ) Wines, z. Kitzegg / Sausal) and Riedenweine ( terroir embossed Wines from the best hand selected grapes).
The wines are mainly in stainless steel tanks (Ratchet) and partly in expanded. The white wines mature after the end of fermentation long on the , On the addition of tannins and acid corrections is waived. The main wine line "Tradition" was named after the traditional Styrian wine still. The vineyard wines such as "Sauvignon Blanc Joseph Ried Sulz" or "Traminer Kaltenegg" are pressed from late harvested grapes from exposed individual layers in often only the smallest amounts. Styrian seed oil is also produced. The winery is a member of the club Wine Styria,