The estate is located in the municipality Röschitz in the west of the Lower Austrian wine region Weinviertel
, It has been family owned since 1724. Today it will be from Ewald Gruber sen. led (Operations Manager & Weingartenpflege). The three sons are also working in the company. Ewald jun. is responsible for the basement after training in Klosterneuburg
and practical experience in Australia and New Zealand. Johann is responsible for Marketing & Quality Management and Christian for Weingartenpflege & Controlling. Maria Gruber is managing director of "Weinquartier" in Retz
(largest area wine shop in Austria). Attached is the wine tavern "Zum Gruber". A historical attraction is the "Weber cellar" with a 200-year-old tree press and sculptures from the wine history on the basement walls. The vineyards cover 68 hectares of vineyards in, for example, the Röschitzer Rieden Hinterholz, Hundspoint, Königsberg and Reipersberg. Of these, 55 are located around Röschitz (Stammgut), the rest in Straning / Limberg and in Maissau. They are planted to 70% with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner (main variety with 50%), Riesling, Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, and to 30% with the red varieties Zweigelt, Blauburger, Pinot Noir, Blue Portugal and St. Laurent. Grapes are also purchased on a large scale.
It will be consistent with near-natural viticulture with for example green manure
, careful soil cultivation, abandonment herbicides
and promotion of beneficials
practiced by appropriate plants and trees at the edge of the vineyards. The wines are vinified and marketed in the three lines "Retzer Weinberge", "Classic" and the top line "Selection". For example, the premium wines include (Grüner Veltliner), Grüner Veltliner Hundspoint and the red wine cuvée Royale (Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon). In weather-appropriate years also Eiswein is produced. The product range also includes a frizzante (sparkling wine). Since 2006, in cooperation with the wine expert Josef M. Schuster, white wines from Grüner Veltliner have been produced under the brand name "Schloss Maissau" in Maissau. And since 2008, the wines of the "Stift Altenburg" in Limberg have been produced together with Father Michael. Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Zweigelt and Merlot are cultivated there on six hectares. Every year around 500,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of the Wineries Retzer Land