The traditional winery is located in the municipality Gumpoldskirchen in the wine region Thermenregion (Lower Austria). It is one of the oldest winegrowers Austria, Shortly before his death Margrave Leopold IV. (1108-1141) - son of Leopold III. the saint - a gift. He presented the in solemn form Cistercians of the Heiligenkreuz Abbey “for all time” the village of Thallern, which was then inhabited by fourteen families. The property consisted of six hooves (Huben), eight and a half vineyards and four farmsteads. The place name comes from the word valley (the estate lies in a gentle hollow).
From October 18, 1141 it was cultivated in a continuous sequence until 2009 by the monastic order. The vintner village was converted into a grangie (from lat. Grangium = storehouse) according to the spiritual prescription, that is to say a religious estate that was processed by lay brothers. The Saint John the Baptist was worshiped as the patron saint of the Grangien chapel, which was built in the main building. The Cistercian monks designed the winery on the model of the famous Clos de Vougeot in the French area Burgundy, The possessions in the Burgenland wine-growing region Lake Neusiedl The three wine-growing communities of Mönchhof, Podersdorf and Winden have been leased for a long time.
The regular winery has been managed jointly by three well-known Austrian winegrowers and an internationally experienced wine specialist since 2009. These are the Styrian winemaker Erich Polz, who leased the winery, as well as the two thermal wine growers Karl Alphart (where the white wines are vinified) and Leopold Aumann (where the red wines are vinified). Willibald Balanjuk is responsible for the marketing.
The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards, for example in the vineyards Ronald, Student and in the cradle mentioned in 1274. The soils consist mainly of shell limestone weathering brown earth. They are 60% with the white wine varieties Zierfandler. Rotgipfler. Riesling, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Chardonnay, as well as 40% with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) St. Laurent and Zweigelt planted. An extremely natural, environmentally friendly management takes place, with the highest attention being paid to the vitality of the soil. The wines are made in terms of regional and varietal expanded. The premium wines include altar wine (Cuvée from Rotgipfler, Pinot Blanc, Riesling), Rotgipfler, Zierfandler Die Wiege, St. Laurent Ronald and Pinot Noir. There are also fine brandies ( yeast. rape, Fruits), and a bottle-fermented sparkling wine (Grüner Veltliner).